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Student Admission


Eligibility for admission to the Upward Bound Program is determined by the following:

  • Annual family income and/or;
  • Potential first-generation college student;
  • Currently of freshman or sophomore status at a Upward Bound partnership high school;
  • Have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA.
Recruitment sessions in the Upward Bound target schools take place during the month of October. Each school will have a scheduled visit where an Upward Bound staff member will address interested sophomore and freshmen students with an informational session about UB@OHIO.

*Recruiting for the 2013-2014 academic year is now closed.


Students must submit the following with their application to be considered for admission to the Upward Bound Program:


  • Copy of Federal Income Tax Return Statement or notarized official document that shows annual income.Do not send W-2. The current Federal Income guidelines can be found here.
  • High School Transcript
  • Guidance Counselor's Recommendation
  • Student Essay


Student Admission
Kyle McCloud (Jackson), Andy Tracy (Morgan), William Koppelkom (Nelsonville-York),Curt Plummer (Assistant Director), and Derik Hill (Meigs) at the Lincoln Memorial in DC.