What We Look For

Upward Bound offers services to exceptional low income and first generation high school students. Listed below, are the requirements for an applicant to be considered.

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Upward Bound seeks students with high academic ambitions who aspire to apply, attend, and graduate from college.

Students must meet the following requirements

Must be enrolled in one of the following high schools

A Holistic Approach


Like many highly selective pre-college programs, we conduct a comprehensive, holistic review of all applicants. Beyond eligibility requirements, we also consider the personal qualities of a student, through an interview and written personal statement.

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