WHY ATTEND UB? You’ll meet students just like you! Come and meet new friends that areinterested in pursuing a college degree!
WHERE IS UB? UB is held at The College of St. Scholastica. Your family or other approved adults need to get you to and from the College for the monthly Saturday Sessions and the six-week summer program.
WHO SHOULD APPLY? You should, if –
You want to be successful in high school.
You are motivated to pursue a college degree.
You are willing to come to The College of St. Scholastica nine times during the school year and six weeks during the summer.
You are in 9th or 10th grade.
You attend one of the UB Target High Schools – AlBrook, Cloquet, Cook, Cotton, Duluth Central, or Wrenshall.
Your parents did not graduate from a four-year college, and/or your family meets low income guidelines (call for details).
WHEN SHOULD YOU APPLY TO UPWARD BOUND? UB recruits new students each fall. In order to be considered for the program, a completed application must be submitted by the end of October. Download an application here!
HOW MUCH DOE IT COST?
NOTHING! It is ABSOLUTELY FREE!
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR?
You will meet WEEKLY with Upward Bound advisor at your high school to receive tutoring, discuss academic counseling, review goals, career plans, and college planning (scholarships, financial assistance, ACT preparation, essay writing, and college applications).
You will also attend MONTHLY Upward Bound Saturday Sessions, which includes community service projects, academic skill building, college campus tours, cultural events, academic and recreational activities.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE SUMMER?
During the summer program, approximately 55 Upward Bound students live on The College of St. Scholastica campus for six weeks. Students in grades 9 - 11 participate in a college simulated experience, taking classes in Science, Math, Scientific Research, English, and a Foreign Language. Recent high school graduates (Bridge students) take a 3 or 4 credit science class taught by a college professor.
Although UB and Bridge students take different classes during the day, all CSS UB students live in Somers Hall and are supervised by the UB full-time staff as well as a residential staff. All students are assigned one or more roommates, eat in the Greenview Dining Room (GDR), and live like a college student.
Students are provided a student handbook which clearly outlines the program's rules and expectations. All rules are strictly enforced by the staff.