GEAR UP is a federally funded program designed to help students succeed in high school and successfully achieve a college graduation. The program is offered free of charge to eligible students at Clearfield, Layton, Mountain, and Roy High Schools. Student and family services include academic achievement support, financial aid awareness and assistance, college campus visits, application support, ACT preparation, FAFSA completion assistance, etc.

GEAR UP can:

  • Provide one-on-one assistance to help students plan and prepare for college
  • Enable access to academic coaching to support students' success
  • Support students and families in discovering options for post-secondary education
  • Help navigate college application and enrollment processes
  • Assist students and families to identify and obtain financial aid


ACT Prep Workshops

Do you feel ready to ace the ACT? Have no fear - GEAR UP ACT Prep Workshops are right around the corner! The workshops are free and registration is not required. Everyone is welcome to attend. Snacks will be provided.

  • February 20, 2016
  • February 27, 2016
  • March 12, 2016
  • March 19, 2016

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Weber State University Davis Campus - Building D2 Room 222.
(Directions to WSU Davis)

FAFSA Completion Workshops

It's that time again! A new year means it is time for high school seniors to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA doesn't have to be such an intimidating process - we are here to help! We will be having FAFSA completion workshops during the following dates:

  • February 27, 2016
  • March 19, 2016
  • April 30, 2016

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Weber State University Davis Campus - Building D2 Room 101.
(Directions to WSU Davis)

More Info on FAFSA Help Workshops

Upcoming College Visits

Be sure to turn in your completed permission sheets by the correct deadlines. You can turn the sheets in together as a packet, or one by one. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask your advisor or contact our office at 801-395-3547.

State GEAR UP Survey

Dear GEAR UP students and parents,

Please take take a moment to complete our 2015-16 survey. The survey will only take about five minutes of your time. If you have more than one child in GEAR UP, please complete a survey for each child. The survey questions are about his/her experiences in school and your expectations for your child's future. We appreciate your willingness to participate. If you have any questions, please call 801-395-3547. Thank you!

2015-16 Student Survey

2015-16 Parent Survey

State GEAR UP News

State GEAR UP participant, Jesus Garcia, recognized! Read all about it in the Davis Clipper article.

Calendar of Events

  • December 7 - 9, 2015: Financial Aid Mythbusters presentations during parent teacher conferences
  • January 7, 2016: Multicultural Youth Conference
    • 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • WSU Shepherd Union Building
  • January 13, 2016: University State University College Visit
  • February 10, 2016: Weber State University Majorfest and Davis Campus Visit
  • February 17, 22, and 23, 2016: Scholarship Searches & Support presentations during parent teacher conferences
  • February 20 and 27, 2016: ACT Prep Workshops
    • WSU Davis Campus
  • March 2, 2016: University of Utah College Visit

 Visit our State GEAR UP Facebook page! 

 Contact Info

WSU Davis Campus
2750 N. University Park Blvd.
Layton, Utah 84041-0152

Campus Mail Code: 0152
Building D2 Suite 308

Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Contact Staff


  • Direct Individualized,         Academic Services
  • Tutoring and Mentoring
  • Summer Programs
  • School Clubs/Study Clubs
  • Family Support
  • Test Preparation
    • ACT/SAT
    • PLAN
  • College Visits
  • College/Career Chats
  • Financial Aid (FAFSA) Workshops
  • First Year in College Support
  • College Preparedness Workshops
  • Parent/Student Meetings