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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Upward Bound

  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis Upward Bound
  • 815 West Michigan Street, Taylor Hall B07B
  • Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • (317) 278-1925
  • Roxanne Gregg
  • Director, Upward Bound Program

Program Description

Housed at IUPUI, the Upward Bound program is designed to bridge the gap between high school and college. We help students prepare for college - from admissions to academics to campus life.

Program Objectives

  • Provide academic skill instruction in math, science, and language arts
  • Make available tutoring and academic counseling for all participants
  • Make a positive impact on test scores and grade point averages of students with a special emphasis on math, science, and language arts
  • Expose students to new academic, social, and cultural learning experiences
  • Enhance the overall personal and academic development of all participants
  • Instill a positive attitude and appreciation toward lifelong learning
  • Assist participants and parents/guardians with the preparation of college applications and financial aid forms

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 160
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Ball State University
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana Tech
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Kentucky State University
  • Marian University
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Purdue University-Main Campus
  • University of Indianapolis