Upward Bound Programs
Each school year, from September to May, Upward Bound staff provide students with the following services:
- Academic tutoring and homework assistance
- Academic progress monitoring
- Individual counseling for academic or personal concerns
- Academic improvement with college/university-level skills training
- College and career exploration
- Access to academic and cultural activities
- Access to a variety of community involvement and service activities
- College entrance exam preparation
- College admissions, registrations and navigation
- Assistance with financial aid and scholarship applications
Students meet with UB Education Specialists weekly on Saturdays for College Prep. In addition, Education Specialists meet with students at individual schools during the week as necessary.
Saturday College Prep
Picture: Students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program work on their project during College Prep in October 2019.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
College Tours & Visits
Upward Bound students are committed to participating in the six-week summer residential academic program during June and July each year. Week one is an academic, out-of-state field trip designed to visit colleges, participate in hands-on learning activities, explore different careers, and expand horizons.
The next 5 weeks is the residential portion of the summer. Students live on campus at Weber State University Monday-Friday and attend classes in math, science, English, foreign languages, and more. In addition, students participate in evening activities that include community service, team building, physical education, individual and group discussions, and social activities.
Upward Bound provides a bridge from high school to college for all senior students. During the academic year, Bridge students are guided through college admissions, registration, scholarships, financial aid, and continued skill-building to ensure their success at entering and completing a post-secondary degree.
Following graduation from high school, Bridge students are enrolled in summer college courses specifically designed to introduce them to the rigor required for success in college. These courses are provided at no cost to students through the federal grant. Bridge students are guided by a coordinator who provides academic counseling and general aid in preparing for college.
The Office of Access & Diversity at Weber State provides additional college access and first-year transition programs for low-income and first-generation college students like ours.