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  • Tim Collins
  • GEAR UP Coordinator
  • 8016801332

Program Description

SLCC's School Relations department coordinates the GEAR UP program (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), a federally funded program designed to increase the number of low-income students in junior high and highGirl school prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.


Increase academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education for GEAR UP students.

Increase the rate of high school graduation and enrollment in postsecondary education for GEAR UP students.

Increase GEAR UP students' and their families' knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparations, and financing.

Increase GEAR UP student' success in their first year of attendance at an institution of higher education.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • 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



  • Between 25% and 50%