After School Study Hall - Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 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.
Saturday Academy - Participants attend Saturday Academy sessions at Cal State LA where they receive supplemental instruction in English, math, science, and enrichment workshops. School supplies and a meal are provided.
- October 7
- October 21
- November 4
- November 18
- January 20
- February 24
- March 16
- April 20
Parent and Student Workshops
- Thursday, October 19, 2023 - Financial Literacy Workshops (English and Spanish)
- Thursday, February 22, 2024 - College Awareness Workshops (English and Spanish)
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.
Fall 2023 - College Visits
- Monday, September 25 - Los Angeles Programs 9th/10th visiting the Claremont Colleges
- Friday, October 13 - Pasadena Programs 9th/10th visiting the Claremont Colleges
Spring 2024 - College Visit
- Monday, February 19 - Los Angeles and Pasadena Programs 9th/10th visiting CSU, Dominguez Hills
- Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29 - Los Angeles Programs Spring Retreat 11th
- Wednesday, March 27 - Los Angeles Programs visiting UC, Santa Barbara
- Monday, April 1 - Friday, April 5 - Pasadena Programs Spring Retreat 11th
- Wednesday, April 3 - Pasadena Programs visiting UC, Santa Barbara
- Wednesday, May 8 - Upward Bound Graduation Ceremony - Class of 2024
- Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - Los Angeles Programs: Student/Family Orientation
- Thursday, June 20, 2024 - Pasadena Programs: Student/Family Orientation
- June 24 – August 2, 2024 - Summer Program: Monday-Friday
- July 13 - July 19, 2024 - Residential Program: Saturday-Friday
- Friday, August 2, 2024 - Closing Ceremony
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.