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Palomar College Learning For Success


Upward Bound (UB) is a year-round comprehensive academic college preparation and retention program that serves students from North County High Schools. UB provides academic instruction and support, and promotes academic excellence to high-potential college bound students preparing to attend and graduate from a four year university upon high school graduation.

UB is a federally-funded TRIO program through the U.S. Department of Education. The program originated nationally in 1964 to assist underrepresented students achieve their post-secondary education goals.


Upward Bound Offers:

Academic Year Component

During the Academic Year Component (AYC), Upward Bound offers the following services:

  • Academic Advising
  • College Prep Guidance
  • Assistance in College Admissions Forms
  • After School Tutoring
  • SAT/PSAT/ACT Test Preparation Classes
  • Financial Aid, College and Career Student Workshops
  • Parent College Prep Workshops
  • College Visits/College Fairs
  • Educational/Cultural Field Trips
  • College Saturdays
  • Bus Transportation provided for Selected Events


Summer Component

The Summer Component simulates a college going experience and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to enrich their academic skills in a college setting.

During the Summer Component, Upward Bound offers the following services:

  • 5-Week Summer Component
  • College Prep Courses
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Cultural Activities
  • College Visits and Field Trips
  • Career and Academic Advising
  • Leadership and Team Building Skills Development
  • Study Habits Necessary for College