Upward Bound conducts a six-week academic program that takes place on the Galveston College campus. This involves educational instruction, wellness activities, and field trips. Students also have an opportunity to apply and attend an Upward Bound Math & Science program at participating universities. Eligible students may enroll in early admissions courses. Graduating seniors are transitioned into college through a Bridge Program. At the conclusion of the summer program, students have an opportunity to participate in an Academic & Sports Bowl where they compete against other Upward Bound Program participants. Selected students may also participate in an Educational Enrichment & College Tour.