PCC is physically closed to student and public access. During this time we are modifying our services to be able to continue to support you remotely. For collegewide updates, please Read the Latest Coronavirus Updates.

Temporary Change to Upward Bound Services

During PCC's period of closed campus access, Upward Bound will continue to offer student appointments via Zoom, Group me and/or phone. Please contact us to schedule an apointment.

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Upward Bound is one of the four TRIO programs hosted at Pasadena City College. TRIO is a non-profit organization that strives to give students from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to attend college. As a TRIO program, Upward Bound is a federally funded college prepatory program that motivates an supports high school students from first generation and low income backgrounds complete high school, graduate from college, and obtain a career in their chosen field.

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How Can Upward Bound Help You


We want to help you earn a high school diploma and attend college. As an Upward Bound participant you have the opportunity to participate benefit from the following no cost offerings:

  • College visits and cultural field trips
  • College application and financial aid assistance
  • Tutoring and instruction in core subjects
  • Study and life skills
  • SAT and ACT exam preparation
  • Six week Summer instruction which includes a residential componant
  • Opportunity to meet new friends and experience new adventures

Ready to get started?

Review the eligibility requirements to find out if Upward Bound is a good fit for you!