Upward Bound is an academic pre-college program for disadvantaged low-income and/or first generation students that provides nine months of academic tutoring to high school students grades 9-12. The program begins the second week after school starts in September and concludes in June. Students visit the campus regularly to receive academic tutoring in all subject areas.
Additionally, during the Academic year bi-monthly Saturday workshops, weekly classroom instruction and periodic college visitation takes place. Additionally, students are assisted with the completion of ACT, SAT, financial aid and college applications. Seniors are also provided assistance locating and applying for scholarships and college applications, ACT and SAT fees are paid for by Upward Bound.
When the academic portion of the program concludes, we immediately begin our six week Summer Residential Program. Forty students are selected from our existing 100 student body population to reside on the University of Toledo campus. Students are placed in the classes they have scheduled for Fall. Students who participated in the Summer Residential Program then have the opportunity to accompany the program to a College Symposium. In the past, the program has visited various colleges and universities in New Orleans, LA, Philadelphia, PA, Atlanta, GA, Toronto, Canada, Chicago, IL, Washington, DC, Orlando, FL and many other places.
Students enrolled in the Upward Bound Program attend public and/or parochial high schools in the Toledo area. Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis.
The University of Toledo Upward Bound Programs offers many different services for our students. A detailed overview of these services are below.