Upward Bound | Services

After School Study Hall

Participants attend study hall at their respective high school three days a week for one hour after school. During study hall the participants receive tutoring and academic advising. School supplies and snacks are provided.

Pasadena Area:

Fall 2018

Los Angeles Area:

Fall 2018

Saturday Academy

Participants attend 18 Saturday Academy sessions at Cal State LA where they receive supplemental instruction in English, math and science. School supplies and a meal are provided.

Student Enrichment Activities

Participants visit 2-4 universities every year. In addition, the participants have the opportunity to attend student conferences and workshops where they receive information about financial aid, college admissions requirements, SAT/ACT preparation, leadership development, and multicultural awareness.

Academic Advising

Participants work closely with an Academic Advisor who provides academic guidance throughout their high school years and beyond. The Academic Advisor is responsible for tracking participants'’ academic progress and ensuring that every participant is on a college track from the moment they are admitted into the program.

Summer Program

Participants attend a rigorous six week academic summer program at Cal State LA. The program offers courses in English/Language Arts, math, science, and SAT preparation. Participants may earn high school credit if the courses are passed successfully. During the summer program, participants have access to science labs, computer centers, libraries and qualified teachers. The following is a list of services and items that are provided to participants during the summer program.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Books and School Supplies
  • CSULA Identification Card
  • Public Transportation-Bus Pass
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring
  • 2 Week Residential Program

Application and Information

If you are currently in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade and meet the eligibility requirements, you may apply to be a participant of the Cal State LA. Upward Bound Programs. Acceptance into the program is based on the following: complete application packet, eligibility requirements, and interview process. To obtain an application or more information call the Upward Bound Office at (323) 343-3238. You can download and print the application.