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Upward Bound is one of the four federally-funded TRIO programs hosted at Pasadena City College. Upward Bound strives to give students from first generation, low-income backgrounds the the tools and the opportunity to attend college. 

Upward Bound pose for a photo in a math class.

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 (CSU, UC, HBCU and Private Schools) 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!