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Upward Bound

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Upward Bound is a federally funded grant program that provides support to high school participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.

Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.

The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.

Upward Bound projects provide academic instruction (mathematics, laboratory sciences, composition, literature, & foreign languages), tutoring, counseling, mentoring, cultural enrichment, work-study programs, and services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students.


Important Announcements From Upward Bound


All School Visits Will Remain Virtual In Spring 2021 Until Further Notice


Makeup for February 22nd Virtual Monday Session

Watch this video and complete this form


Monday Night Sessions

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

  • March 22nd, 2021
  • April 19th, 2021
  • May 10th, 2021

ETSU Upward Bound will be hosting Monday Night Sessions Virtually until further notice.

Click these links to access our Bus Schedule and Transportation Notice for Monday Night Sessions. (updated: 9/25/18)

Make-up Sessions will only be held if one of our regularly scheduled sessions is cancelled


Office Location

UB is located on the 3rd Floor of the Culp Center (Room 312)

Visit our Contact Us page for more details on locating our office



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As part of the national response to the coronavirus outbreak, some ETSU employees, including Upward Bound, are now working from home, but we're still available!  If you're seeking services or need to reach us for any reason, please call our office at
(423) 439-5619
or email .  

Many questions about services and help for ETSU students are answered on the
ETSU COVID-19 website.  

Emergency on-call staff for Student Life, the Counseling Center, and Housing and Residence Life may be reached through
Public Safety at
(423) 439-4480.



Archived Community Scoops

02/22/2021 Newsletter

03/01/2021 Announcements

03/08/2021 Newsletter

UB Summer Announcement

03/30/2021 Newsletter

04/05/2021 Announcements

04/12/2021 Announcements

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