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.
Academic Year Resources
PreparationBe prepared to be challenged and to give the program your best
AttentiveBe attentive and ready to learn at all events, especially for Academic Theme Saturdays
ResponsibleBe responsible for your academic and personal development
CommitmentBe 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
Academic Year Component
From August through May, participants are provided support services to develop the total person and to encourage academic progress and improvement. Services include:
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.
Sections of the IUPUI Upward Bound Academic Year Handbook
As stated previously, being part of the Upward Bound program is a privilege, and much is expected from each participant. While participants are encouraged to take advantage of the many cultural and social support services offered, this is an academic program with the main focus to provide the necessary skills to succeed in and beyond high school. Each Upward Bound participant is expected to read all policies and adhere to them.