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Pima Community College (Upward Bound Northwest Campus)

  • Vanessa Arellano
  • Program Manager
  • 520.206.2171

Program Description

This program is designed for freshman or sophomore students attending selected high schools, who meet federal income guidelines, who need academic assistance to graduate high school and pass AIMS and whose parents have not graduated from a four-year university.

If you are accepted into Upward Bound, you will participate in the program for the remainder of your high school career and the first two years of college. The Upward Bound program offers the following:

    • Summer programs
    • Tutoring
    • Career counseling
    • College prep workshops
    • Parent workshops
    • Financial aid advising
    • Assistance with College admissions application
    • College classes
    • Scholarship searches
    • College campus visits
    • Field trips and cultural events

    Services Provided

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


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 65
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

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


  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 90%