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CSULA Upward Bound (Pasadena)

Program Description

The Upward Bound programs are designed to generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary for success in education beyond secondary school.

The Upward Bound program strives to instill the importance and value of postsecondary education in its participants through a rigorous academic program and caring staff. Our goal is to generate in participants the skills and motivation necessary for success in secondary education and beyond.

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
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Cal Poly
  • California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
  • California State University-Sacramento
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Pasadena City College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine)
  • University of California-Los Angeles
  • University of California-Santa Barbara

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 90%