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CSUMB GEAR UP- Seaside High School

  • CSUMB GEAR UP- Seaside High School
  • 2200 Noche Buena Street
  • Seaside, CA 93955
  • 831-392-3530
  • Yadira Moreno
  • CSUMB GEAR UP College & Career Advisor
  • (831) 296-0618

Program Description

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a competitive grant program under the U.S. Department of Education that aims to increases the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education by providing States and local community-educational partnerships via six-to-seven year grants to offer support services to high-poverty, middle and high schools.

GEAR UP provides critical early college awareness and support activities like tutoring, mentoring, academic preparation, financial education and college scholarships to improve access to higher education for low income, minority and disadvantaged first-generation students and their families.

GEAR UP provides both State and partnership grants. Through a competitive process, awardees receive six or seven year grants to provide services designed to raise the expectations of low-income students and families and to increase college attendance and success.

CSUMB was awarded a seven-year partnership grant in 2014 and will conclude in 2021

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • California State University, Monterey Bay