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University of Akron Upward Bound Classic

  • Jessica Robertson
  • Academic Advisor
  • (330) 972-5823

Program Description

Upward Bound Classic (UB) is a federally funded TRiO program which prepares 9th - 12th grade students in targeted Akron Public Schools for postsecondary education.

UB also includes a six-week residential enrichment program. Students receive academic instruction based on their upcoming fall high school schedule. Students also attend cultural and recreational activities. At the end of the intensive summer program, students are eligible to attend a culminating trip which includes college tours.

Current year high school graduates are eligible to participate in the the Bridge Component. Tuition and books are covered for applicable course work at The University of Akron.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Less than 25%