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Purdue University Calumet (Upward Bound)

  • Purdue University Calumet (Upward Bound)
  • 2200 169th St.
  • Hammond, IN 46323
  • (219) 746-6359

Program Description

Upward Bound is a continuous three-year program consisting of a five-week, nonresidential orientation program, a seven-week, summer residential component, and an eight-week nonresidential college experience, as well as Saturday classes during the academic year. An optional eight-week, summer bridge component is available for graduates of the program who are planning to begin their post-secondary education at any of the Purdue University campuses. The program provides supportive academic instruction and tutoring in literature, composition, mathematics, and science on the Purdue University Calumet Campus during the summer and high school's academic year.

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



  • Between 50% and 75%