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Central State University Upward Bound Program

Program Description

The Office of TRIO Upward Bound Program (CSU-UB) is a pre-college program of robust academic instruction, tutoring and counseling. The (CSU-UB) program provides high school students with an opportunity to enhance the academic skills necessary to successfully complete high school and enroll in and graduate from college.

The Upward Bound Program is a year round academic program with a summer component emphasis placed on language arts, mathematics, sciences, social sciences and foreign languages. There is a six-week on-campus summer program (4-weeks commuting and 2-weeks residential) that will enhance the academic skills, introduce the participants to campus life, teach college survival skills, increase their social skills and provide entertainment activities. Participants will attend workshops, use computerized tutorials, and practice tests to improve their test taking skills to enhance their SAT and ACT scores.

Services Provided

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


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Between 50% and 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 75%