Admission to the CU Upward Bound Program is based on student grades, teacher recommendations, and two written essays from the student. Students with an interest in postsecondary success are especially encouraged to apply. Preference is given to those students enrolled in the ninth and tenth grades. However, allowances are given to upper level students, depending on individual circumstances. Students who are admitted into the program as freshman and sophomores have the opportunity to participate for two to three years, until high school graduation. Annually, there are approximately 30-35 positions to be filled due to spaces vacated by graduating seniors.

CUUB program posing as a group outdoors


To apply, download an application packet, request an application packet from the Upward Bound site coordinator located within your school or community, or call us at (303) 492-6134.

Application Deadline for CUUB 2018: January 8, 2018

The University of Colorado at Boulder is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.