You can go to college, and Upward Bound can help!

Applications are now closed, check back this fall to apply

We Are Upward Bound

Housed at IUPUI, the Upward Bound program is designed to bridge the gap between high school and college. We'll help you prepare for college—from admissions to academics to campus life.

The Upward Bound program is still ongoing! Due to the pandemic most of our events have moved to a virtual environment. Because of this, the student commitment will look more virtual than it has before. There are new things to come with some events and some will be familiar. We are excited to see you all and want you to know that we are here for you!

We get an insight as to what our futures could be like if we go to college and get a degree.

Carrisa Harris | 2017 Upward Bound Alumni

Our Numbers Talk

7,621Upward Bound made a total of 7,621 participant contacts in 2015–2016.

100%Secondary school retention and graduation has been 100% since 2013.

Two students working together to make food.
An female Upward Bound student ziplining in a forest.
A student writing with an Expo marker on large sheets of paper that are tacked to a white board.

Contact Us

815 W. Michigan Street
IUPUI Taylor Hall
Lower Level, B07
Indianapolis, IN 46202


9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.