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

May 8, 2018 9:35 AM

For high school students who are wondering what it takes to prepare for college and a successful future or how to pay for an education or navigate the college application process, Upward Bound at Frostburg State University can help. Upward Bound is a free program for qualified Allegany County high school students that can help get them ready for college and help them navigate once they are there.

Upward Bound’s staff, with more than 35 years of experience, can help a student transition successfully from high school to college. Upward Bound helps students prepare for the SATs and other college-prep tests, fill out financial aid applications, meet deadlines, visit college campuses 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 intensive optional three- or five-week summer residential program on FSU’s campus.

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

Any high school student considering going to college who 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.