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Appalachian State University (GEAR UP)

  • Appalachian State University (GEAR UP)
  • 285 Georges Fork Rd.
  • Burnsville, NC 28714

Program Description

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federally funded college access program designed to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education immediately after high school. We work in partnership with 11 school districts to provide college preparation activities to 15,000 middle and high school students and parents.

Services Provided

  • College transition and retention support
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation



  • Less than 25%