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Florida Atlantic University (Upward Bound)

  • Florida Atlantic University (Upward Bound)
  • 777 Glades Road
    Florida Atlantic University
  • Boca Raton, FL 33431
  • (561) 297-3000
  • Sherry Bynes
  • Director
  • (561) 297-3000

Program Description

Housed under the Dean of Students, Upward Bound is part of Florida Atlantic University's Pre-College Programs. Upward Bound is a federally funded program through the United States Department of Education under the National TRIO programs. This program is a partnership between FAU and the Broward County School Board. Upward Bound provides academic support, exposure to cultural events, college tours, and ACT/SAT test preparation to its participants. Our goals are to increase students' GPA, standardized test scores, entrance into college and graduation from college.

FAU's Upward Bound staff is committed to serving as advocates for participants to access higher education. The program assists participants in achieving their educational goals; facilitates the educational development of students served; provides an environment that recognizes students' diverse backgrounds and learning styles; and develops collaborative relationships with institutions, organizations and communities.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • 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
  • Other
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Florida Atlantic University