Upward Bound | Services

After School Study Hall

Participants attend study hall at their respective high school three days a week for one hour after school. During study hall the participants receive tutoring and academic advising. School supplies and snacks are provided.

Pasadena Area:

Spring 2019 - First Day Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Los Angeles Area:

Spring 2019 - First Day Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Saturday Academy

Participants attend 18 Saturday Academy sessions at Cal State LA where they receive supplemental instruction in English, math and science. School supplies and a meal are provided.

Spring 2019 

  • January 12, 19, 26
  • February 2, 9, 16, 23
  • March 2, 9

Student Enrichment Activities

Participants visit 2-4 universities every year. In addition, the participants have the opportunity to attend student conferences and workshops where they receive information about financial aid, college admissions requirements, SAT/ACT preparation, leadership development, and multicultural awareness.

Spring 2019 Fieldtrip: February 18, 2019

  • UB and UBMS Pasadena: California State University, Fullerton
  • UB and UBMS Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles 

Spring Retreat College Visits 2019

  • UB and UBMS Pasadena, March 18-23, 2019
  • UB and UBMS Los Angeles, April 15-20, 2019

Academic Advising

Participants work closely with an Academic Advisor who provides academic guidance throughout their high school years and beyond. The Academic Advisor is responsible for tracking participants' academic progress and ensuring that every participant is on a college track from the moment they are admitted into the program.

Summer Program

Monday, June 10, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019

Participants attend a rigorous six week academic summer program at Cal State LA. The program offers courses in English/Language Arts, math, science, and SAT preparation. Participants may earn high school credit if the courses are passed successfully. During the summer program, participants have access to science labs, computer centers, libraries and qualified teachers. The following is a list of services and items that are provided to participants during the summer program.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Books and School Supplies
  • Public Transportation-Bus Pass
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring
  • 2 Week Residential Program

Summer Orientations Date: Pending Confirmation

Summer Program Dates: 6 Weeks

  • Monday, June 10, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019

Application and Information

If you are currently in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade and meet the eligibility requirements, you may apply to be a participant of the Cal State LA. Upward Bound Programs. Acceptance into the program is based on the following: complete application packet, eligibility requirements, and interview process. To obtain an application or more information call the Upward Bound Office at (323) 343-3238. You can download and print the application.