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San Diego State University

Upward Bound/HCOP

Upward Bound Participants 


Upward Bound Program

The SDSU Upward Bound Programs are funded to serve 60 San Diego County students during the academic year and  during the summer. The program consists of two closely related components: a six-week summer residential program on the SDSU campus and an academic year program which serves as a follow-up for students who continue to participate. The targeted students are ethnically diverse and live in some of the most economically depressed areas of the county. The academic year activities include college-age mentors in high schools who work up to two hours weekly with students; home visits by year-round Upward Bound staff; individual learning plans/study skills development, college and financial aid application activities; college visitation trips; cultural field trips, and other services to ensure adequate college preparation and career/goal planning.


SDSU Upward Bound Services:
• Assistance with college and financial aid (FAFSA) applications, scholarship searches and applications.
• Preparation for college entrance exams (SAT and ACT). Exploration of career options and completion of a career intrest inventory
• Visits to local and other four-year universities throughout the State of California.
• Participation in exciting motivational workshops, and educational activities. Study skills development. Summer Residential Program.

College Preperation:

•    8-week structured summer research experience (stipend included)
•    Experience presenting at a national research conference
•    Preparation for graduate school
•    MCAT Preparation Class



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Contact Information


Pre-College Institute
San Diego State Uninversity
San Diego, CA 92182-1103

(619) 594-2349


Funding Sources

The US Department at of Education funds the UB Classic Program at $359,291 and UB STAR at $291,722. 


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