• Upward Bound is one of the four federally funded TRIO programs hosted at Pasadena City College. Upward Bound strives to give students from first-generation, low-income backgrounds the tools and the opportunity to attend college. 

    How Can Upward Bound Help You?

    We want to help you earn a high school diploma and attend college. As an Upward Bound participant, you have the opportunity to participate and benefit from the following no-cost offerings:

    • College visits (CSU, UC, HBCU, and Private Schools) and cultural field trips
    • College application and financial aid assistance
    • Tutoring and instruction in core subjects
    • Study and life skills
    • SAT and ACT exam preparation
    • Six-week summer instruction which includes a residential component
    • Opportunity to meet new friends and experience new adventures