The Galveston College Upward Bound program provides participants with the following services & benefits:
Mentoring: Galveston College students, staff, and faculty build mentor relationships with participants of the Upward Bound program. These relationships provide participants with additional support throughout the program.
Weekly Tutoring: Upward Bound participants attend tutoring sessions twice a week at Galveston College.
Leadership Activities: Leadership conferences and seminars are offered several times a year.
Advising: Upward Bound staff provides participants with academic, career, & personal advising.
STARR Prep: Students receive additional STARR preparation during tutorial sessions.
College/Career Exploration & Field Trips: During the program, students visit college campuses throughout the state of Texas; go to various professional settings; and participate in educational and cultural enrichment activities.
Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance: The Upward Bound staff provides information to students concerning available financial aid and scholarships.
Social Enrichment Activities: Upward Bound staff provides students with an opportunity to experience various recreational activities (rock climbing, ice skating, bowling, IMAX, etc.)
College Entrance & Placement Exam Preparation: SAT; ACT; PSAT; TSI Assessment