Eligibility & Commitment

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Each interested student must complete an application, be interviewed, and be accepted into the program before joining UB in activities. An eligible student is:

  • Currently enrolled in one of the listed target schools
  • Student in grades 9-11
  • U.S. citizen or national, permanent resident of the U.S. or other as designated
  • Potential first-generation college student
  • In academic need
  • Intention to extend education beyond high school
  • 2.5 overall high school grade point average (GPA)

For every UB participant each year, we will provide valuable services, instruction, and programming to help each student strive for excellence at no monetary cost. In return, participants must commit 100% participation and attendance during their time in Upward Bound. This means that they are committed to pursue academic success and college admission during their four years in Upward Bound.