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GEAR UP Utah at Weber State University

  • GEAR UP Utah at Weber State University
  • 2750 N University Park Blvd
  • Layton, UT 84041
  • 801-395-3547
  • 2011
  • Andrea Curtis
  • Senior Transition Specialist
  • 801-626-8511

Program Description

GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness in Undergraduate Programs. All of our services are free to enrolled students and parents. We provide a variety of services to our students: ACT Preparation and ACT fee waivers; Academic Enrichment through study groups and tutoring; Financial Literacy Workshops; One on One academic advising with students and parents; College Transition and Retention Support; Guidance with college admissions, financial aid, and scholarships; College Visits/ Educational Field Trips;

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Other
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)

Demographics

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 315
  • Middle School: 105
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 35
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (10)

First-Generation

  • More than 75%