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Arizona State University - Upward Bound

  • Arizona State University - Upward Bound
  • 1250 S. College Ave. Irish Hall A, Room #118
    PO Box 870812
  • Tempe, AZ 85287
  • 480-965-6483

Program Description


The ultimate purpose of the Upward Bound Program is to prepare participants to succeed in a program of postsecondary education.


The Arizona State University Upward Bound Program is designed to increase the academic skills and motivational levels of low-income/potential first-generation college students to the extent that they will complete high school and successfully enter postsecondary educational programs and graduate.

  • Improve academic skills through the academic year and summer instruction components.
  • Motivate participants to complete high school and to pursue a postsecondary educational program upon completion of high school.
  • Empower students to high aspirations and standards both professionally and personally.
  • Provide educational opportunities.
  • Enhance students' personal, cultural, social, career, and academic awareness and development.
  • Services Provided

    • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
    • Arts and cultural
    • Career exploration and counseling/internships
    • College admissions guidance and counseling
    • College transition and retention support
    • Community service/service hours
    • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
    • Mentoring
    • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
    • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 112
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Arizona State University-Tempe

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 97%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 82%