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McLennan Community College (Upward Bound)

  • McLennan Community College (Upward Bound)
  • 1400 College Drive
  • Waco, TX 76708
  • (254) 299-8622

Program Description

The Upward Bound Program is designed to prepare high school students with college potential to pursue a college degree. High School students accepted into the program during the academic year come to the MCC campus each Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for approximately 30 weeks. The Upward Bound Computer Lab is also open each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. During the 30 weeks, students receive intensive instruction in academic skills such as Reading, English, Writing, Mathematics, science, Spanish and other subjects necessary for success in education beyond high school. Each student is required to maintain regular attendance in the program. Upward Bound provides a summer non-residential program during the months of June and July. Students come to the MCC campus Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The program is designed to simulate a college-going experience. Other services available through Upward Bound are Advisement,Counseling,Tutoring, and Cultural activities.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • Community service/service hours
  • Mentoring
  • Other


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • McLennan Community College