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Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families, high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelors degree, and low-income, first-generation military veterans who are preparing to enter postsecondary education. Read more about Upward Bound.

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If you are interested in participating in the Upward Bound Progam Download the Pre-Screening Questionnaire (PDF PDF Logo, 178 KB).


Northern California College Tour


Class of 2015: Pack your bags! It is time for our annual Northern California College Tour! April 22-24, UB will take all eligible juniors to visit college campuses in Northern California. This is a great opportunity for students to explore schools outside of their communities. This year we have a tentative list including:   San Jose State, Stanford, Holy Names University, UC Berkeley, and Cal State East Bay. Keep in mind that senior year is just around the corner making this the perfect time to visit as many campuses as possible. Space is limited for this trip; seats will be reserved on a first-come first-served basis. Only students who submit all required documents by the due date will be reserved a seat.


Reminder: Only juniors who have passing grades and good Saturday tutorial attendance will be allowed to go on this field trip. Seniors who have applied to school(s) on the trip will be invited.  Participants must attend the mandatory parent and student orientation or the student will not be included on the trip. . Contact Sabrina Fulghum with any questions at


Permission Slip Due Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014


When: April 22-24, 2014


Mandatory Orientation: Wednesday, April 15, 2014 6pm


Senior News

The deadline to submit the FAFSA is March 2nd.  Remember to update the FAFSA with 2013 tax information if you applied using 2012 tax information.


 Campus Portals/Admissions Correspondence: It is important that you check your email for admissions correspondence and log-in to campus portals on a regular basis.  It is your responsibility to comply with admission requests by the deadlines you are given and submit required documentation

Missing deadlines can jeopardize your admission.  If you need assistance navigating student portals please contact your UB counselor.


English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Math (ELM):  The CSU requires you to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam prior to enrollment in the CSU (unless you are exempt). Please talk to your UB counselor to determine if you are exempt. You can check your EAP status at The EPT and the ELM are not admission tests; they only determine eligibility to enroll in college level courses. To register for these tests go to: Remember you must pay for the exams ($18 each/$36 for both) to be considered registered.  These exams must be taken by May 2014 for most CSU’s.  Here are upcoming test dates and deadlines for our local CSU’s:


Test Center:             Test Date:        Registration Deadline:

CSULB                            3/15/14              2/27/14

CSULB                            4/5/14                  3/20/14

CSULB                            5/3/14                  4/17/14


CSUDH                           3/15/14              3/1/14

CSUDH                           3/22/14              3/8/14

CSUDH                           4/5/14                  3/22/14


Housing: If you are interested in living in university housing, now is the time to begin working on housing applications. UB advisors are available to assist you with housing applications and answer any questions regarding residential life.


NCAA Sports: All students who plan to play collegiate-level sports must complete an NCAA Eligibility Center application. For the application, go to There is a fee for the application, so don’t forget to apply for a fee waiver. Contact your UB advisor with any questions.


Acceptance Letters:  Many of you have already started receiving letters of acceptance from various institutions.  Please share a copy of those letters with your UB Counselor; they are needed for your file. 


*Important Notice: If you received a D or F in an A-G course first semester or dropped a course, you need to notify each institution that you applied to. This may jeopardize your admission.*


Stellar Student: February 2014

Christian Guzman

pward Bound would like to recognize Christian Guzman as this month’s Stellar Student.  Christian is a senior at Wilson High School in Long Beach.  He is currently taking and excelling in many AP and honors courses, while also enjoying piano classes.  Christian applied to many universities and has already been accepted to UC Riverside, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal Poly Pomona.  He is waiting to hear from his dream school, UCLA.  Once Christian graduates from high school, he plans to pursue a medical degree and work as a trauma or plastic surgeon.  Aside from academics, Christian is very involved in extracurricular activities such as volunteering for Special Olympics, and park and beach clean-ups. He is the junior varsity track and field record holder in pole vaulting. Christian, we are very proud of you, your hard work and dedication; we cannot wait to see all the amazing things you will accomplish in the future.


  • December 7, 2013 CBA-140
  • December 14, 2013 CBA-140 Holidy Potluck (NO BUS)
  • January 25, 2013 TBA

Note: Saturday Tutorials are mandatory for all students. Unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the program. If you have any questions or will not be attending any of the listed dates please contact your Educational Career Advisor.

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    Test Date                        Deadline Date

  • March 8, 2014               February 7, 2014
  • May 5, 2014                  April 4, 2014


    Test Date                        Deadline Date

  • April 12, 2014               March 7, 2014
  • June 14, 2014              May 9, 2014

Please contact your Educational Career Advisor for more information regarding Registration Deadlines and fee waivers.

UB Informed

Read the UB Informed now! (PDF PDF Logo, 1.22 MB).

UB Recruitment

ATTENTION: Students, parents and friends! Upward Bound is in the process of recruiting new students from some of our participating high schools. See below for a list of the schools that are currently open for recruitment. If a school is not listed, the application will be placed on a waiting list and will be considered at a later date. If you are interested in applying for the program, download an application at

Schools Open for Recuritment

Cabrillo HS

Jordan HS

Paramount HS

John Glenn HS

Gardena HS

Compton HS.

After School Tutoring Schedule

Upward Bound recommends tutoring for all students, but requires it for new students and those with low grades in the past. We provide free tutoring to students at our Tutorial Center located on the second floor of the 5500 E. Atherton offices building Monday 3-5 and Wednesday 3-6. This site serves Wilson, Millikan, Renaissance, Poly, and Lakewood High Schools. Tutors are also out in the community at the following locations and times.

Monday: 3:15 - 4:30

Cabrillo High School Library

2001 Santa Fe Ave

Long Beach, CA 90810

Dominguez High School F-4

15301 S San Jose Ave

Compton, CA 90221

Tuesday: 3:00 - 4:30

Gardena High School

1301 West 182nd Street

Gardena, CA 90248

Jordan High School Career Center

6500 Atlantic Ave

Long Beach, CA 90805

Wednesday: 3:00 - 4:30

Cabrillo High School Library

2001 Santa Fe Ave

Long Beach, CA 90810

Wednesday: 4:00 - 6:30

Compton Central Library

240 N Central Ave

Compton, CA 90220


Paramount Public Library

16254 Colorado Ave

Paramount, Ca 90723

Thursday: 3:00 - 4:30

Centennial High School Library

2606 N. Central Ave.

Compton, CA 90220

John Glenn High School Rm #503

13520 Shoemaker Ave

Norwalk, CA 90650

Paramount High School Rm #3

14429 Downey Ave

Paramount, Ca 90723

Extra Tutoring Resources: The Khan Academy website where you will find very simple-to-understand videos that explain concepts and information on a variety of subjects, such as algebra, geometry, algebra 2, pre-calculus, biology, chemistry, physics and more. You can earn extra points by registering with your "COACH."

Saturday Tutorial Reminder

Saturday Tutorials are mandatory for all students. Three or more unexcused absences may result in dismissal from the Upward Bound Program. If you have any questions or concerns contact your Education Career Advisor.

Parking on Saturdays

This is a reminder that Upward Bound is unable to issue parking permits to parents and students during Saturday Tutorials. In order to avoid receiving a parking citation, you must purchase a $5.00 all-day parking permit from one of the Yellow Kiosk and you must park in an assigned parking lot. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • General Parking Lots:
    • 1, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20 and Parking Structure.

Please do not park in any of the restricted lots, you will be ticketed at your expense whether you have purchased a parking permit or not. Remember to check for posted signs.