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

May 12, 2021 10:35 AM

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 year-round program for qualified Allegany County high school students, can help students determine what classes to take while in high school and help them understand what colleges want.

With more than 35 years of experience, Upward Bound’s qualified staff 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 much 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, three- or five-week summer residential program. Both take place on FSU’s campus.

At this time, because of COVID-19, Upward Bound plans to have a virtual, online program this summer. Upward Bound hopes to be able to offer some limited in-person options to be announced at a later date. Students are encouraged to apply regardless.

Former students report that their experiences in the Upward Bound program helped them get into college and be better prepared for their higher education experience; they also performed better while still in high school.

Those who are considering going to college and who would like some support and assistance getting there are encouraged to contact Upward Bound to see if they qualify. For more information, call 301-687-4994 and leave a message or visit www.frostburg.edu/UpwardBound.

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.