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Who Can Join UB?

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Who can participate in Upward Bound?  Students wishing to join Upward Bound must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently be in grade 9 or 10 at one of the seven target high schools:    A-C Valley, Farrell, Oil City, Punxsutawney, Redbank Valley, Sharon, or Union 

  • Have an interest in pursuing a Bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university 

  • Be classified as low-income based on standards provided by the U. S. Department of Education

  • Be willing to register for and take standardized tests (such as the PSAT, SAT and/or ACT) and apply to three colleges or universities by December 1 of the senior year 

  • Be willing to participate at in-school, after-school, Saturday, and summer activities 

  • Be open to new cultural, social, educational, and recreational experiences 

  • Complete an Upward Bound application and income verification form (available at your guidance office or by calling the Upward Bound office at 888-894-2665) and have an English and math teacher complete program reference forms