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Free Upward Bound Pre-college Program Offered to Local High School Students

For high school students wondering what it takes to prepare for college and a successful future, how to pay for an education or even what it’s like to navigate the college application process, Upward Bound at Frostburg State University can help. Upward Bound, a free program for qualified Allegany County high school students, can help them prepare to enter college and then learn what to expect in college or what classes to take.

With more than 35 years of experience, Upward Bound’s qualified staff can help a student transition successfully from high school to college, including the daunting task of getting into a college of his or her choice. Upward Bound helps students prepare for the SATs and other college-prep tests, fill out financial aid applications, meet deadlines, visit college campuses, take placement tests and more.

Upward Bound helps students to succeed in high school and helps them develop successful strategies to prepare them for college. It does this through an academic year program as well as an optional, but intensive, 3- or 6-week summer residential program. Both take place on FSU’s campus. There are myriad opportunities for fun, learning and friendship in this program.

Former students report that their experiences in the Upward Bound program not only helped them get into college and be better prepared for their higher education experience, but they also performed better while still in high school.

Anyone who is considering going to college and would like some support and assistance getting there is encouraged to contact Upward Bound to see if he or she qualifies. For more information, call 301-687-4994 or visit

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.


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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
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