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University of Alaska TRiO Upward Bound

Upward Bound is designed to help students who want to get the most out of their high school education and also prepare them to succeed in post-secondary education, colleges & universities.

 

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Getting ready for the future is important. The over 100,000 Upward Bound students enrolled in programs know that the Upward Bound program plays a key role in this early preparation. High school is not merely another step in their lives, but rather the perfect time and place to make arrangements for your future.

Earning either a two-year Associate’s of Arts or a four-year Bachelor’s degree requires preparation, determination, and commitment. You will not accomplish this goal by simply showing up. It will require mental preparedness and an emotional maturity that we hope Upward Bound can help cultivate and grow.

All Upward Bound students have dreams and plans for their future. No two Upward Bound students have the same dreams and desires. Each student has their own unique and exciting view of what they want their future to be like. Upward Bound helps you to achieve those goals and gain an understanding of your unique capabilities.

To Do List by School Year

Freshman & Sophomore To Do List:

  • Concentrate on excellent attendance and being on time for all classes
  • Attend 75% or more of the “UB Weekly Study/Tutoring Session” schedule in your local UB project
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher (students entering with a GPA lower than 2.5 will make raising their GPA to 2.5 or higher their primary UB goal)
  • Apply for selection to attend the Upward Bound Summer Program on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus (attending the UB summer program is at no cost to participants; transportation, housing, and meals are provided by Upward Bound)

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Junior Year To Do List:

  • Take college entrance exam, ACT or SAT
  • Make a list of colleges to which you are interested in applying, both in Alaska and outside
  • Learn about and understand what the FAFSA is
  • Read at least one book on leadership
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Apply for selection to attend the Upward Bound Summer Program on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus (attending the UB summer program is at no cost to participants; transportation, housing, and meals are provided by Upward Bound)

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one.” ~ Mark Twain

Senior Year To Do List:

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” ~ Malcolm X

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