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Wytheville Community College Upward Bound

  • Wytheville Community College Upward Bound
  • 1000 Main Street
  • Wytheville, VA 24382
  • 276-223-4748

Program Description

Upward Bound at Wytheville Community College is funded through the U.S. Department of Education. The year round academic program provides opportunities for high school students from 8 schools in the college's service region to succeed in their precollege performance and in their higher education pursuits. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. The program provides academic instruction in mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, and foreign languages. This instruction along with cultural enrichment, college tours and similar activities are provided to high school students from low-income families; and/or high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.

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
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk


  • Between 50% and 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Wytheville Community College