Academic Year Resources

IUPUI Upward Bound

During the academic school year, we prepare each participant for successful entrance into a college or university. By hosting cultural, academic, professional, and leadership events. Students will be asked to participate in our many events and will have access to individual sessions that focus on academic progress. We ask that each participant adhere to our expectations and policies stated below. 

CommittedBe committed to your participation, academic success, and personal growth

OpenBe open to learning new things, meeting new people, and having new experiences

PunctualBe punctual (on time) to all Upward Bound activities and events

  • Tutoring

    Tutoring is offered during the week at IUPUI. Tutoring sessions are for the purpose of improving the student’s GPA, preparing for the End of Course Assessment (ECA), SAT/ACT readiness, and enhancing study skills.

  • Academic Theme Saturdays

    Programming is offered to augment and to support high school instruction as well as to provide opportunities for career exploration and the development of success skills.

  • Individualized Attention

    Individual sessions and group workshops focus on each student’s academic progress to help develop his or her postsecondary options.

  • College Tours

    Upward Bound students travel to local, state, and regional colleges and universities to gain exposure to institutions of higher education. The visits can assist students with the college selection process.

  • Cultural Experiences

    Upward Bound students are treated to field trips such as visits to museums, theater productions, and talks given by nationally known speakers.

  • Leadership Programs

    Upward Bound students have the opportunity to participate in various leadership seminars and activities throughout the year.

The Upward Bound enrollment process is highly selective, so participating in the Upward Bound program is a privilege! Those who are chosen become part of an elite group. Program participants are expected to display a mature and positive demeanor. Each participant will be held accountable for maintaining a positive, productive, and respectful attitude and behavior.


An Upward Bound student.
An Upward Bound student dissecting in a lab.