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University of Arizona - Early Academic Outreach

  • University of Arizona - Early Academic Outreach
  • University Services Bldg., #501
    PO Box 210158
  • Tucson, AZ 85721
  • Rudy B. McCormick, III.
  • Director
  • 520-626-2300

Program Description

The mission of the Office of Early Academic Outreach at the University of Arizona is to increase the number of ethnic minority, low-income, and first-generation college-bound students who are eligible to enter a degree program at a university. Some of the programs administered by Early Academic Outreach include Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA), Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), and Building the Future. We also offer parent outreach sessions, industry partnerships and mentoring programs.

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
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)



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