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North Texas Community College Upward Bound

  • Cynthia K. Linseisen
  • Associate Director

Program Description

The purpose of the Upward Bound Program of Northeast Texas Community College is to provide low-income, potential first generation students access to educational opportunities and to increase their numbers in post-secondary education by providing a wide range of services, both academic and cultural, to assist them in completing high school and preparing for and successfully completing post-secondary education.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Between 50% and 75%