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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





 SDSU Upward Bound Programs SRP Awards Banquet

Rosa Hernandez- Student Speaker


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at the Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer page xternal link opens in new window or tab., and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: 202-690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.




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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