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On behalf of our students and their families we would like to WELCOME you to the Baton Rouge Community College Upward Bound Program. This site is your online connection to this highly successful academic program designed to assist students who have yet to demonstrate their full academic potential.

Upward Bound is an academic support program funded by the U. S. Department of Education's TRIO Programsdivision. Upward Bound provides the necessary support for economically disadvantaged and/or first generation high school students to complete high school, enroll in college, and successfully obtain a four-year college degree.

 Why Join UB?
Top Ten Reasons To Join UB
Check out ten reasons to join Upward Bound 
 
Academic Advising and Tutoring
In these weekly sections, you'll receive tutoring in the classes you're currently taking, plus advice on planning your future coursework to prepare for college.
College and Career Counseling
Get all the information you need to succeed in college.

  • Learn about admission procedures
  • How to applying for financial aid
  • Information on living in the dorms
  • How to choosing a major

See which career choices are best suited to your individual skills and interests.
College Campus Tours
Ready for a road trip? Spend some time visiting campuses throughout Louisiana and out of state exploring your college options.
Parent Programs
Upward Bound encourages parents to get involved with their children's education. We offer an orientation session for parents of new Upward Bound participants, and parents of continuing UB students receive information on college and financial aid options.
UB Prep
Each year, UB hosts special early admission information and counseling sessions for UB participants.

Saturday Sessions and Campus Visits  
Join UB on the BRCC campus for workshops on college preparation and the admissions process. Students participate in:

  • Skill building exercises such management tasks
  • Sessions may include computer exercises
  • How to prepare resumes
  • How to search for college or financial aid information
  • How to gather other resources for future success
  • They also have fun!

Summer Non- Residential Program
This 6-week program gives students in 9th through 11th grades an opportunity to earn a receive academic support by attending classes at BRCC.

Field Trips
Explore the world with UB's field trips.

Financial Help
Earn a monthly stipend!  Program participants qualify to receive fee waivers for   college preparatory exams (SAT I and ACT).

All This At No Cost To Participants!
All Upward Bound activities are offered at no cost to you and your family. Take advantage of this opportunity and apply now!