Upward Bound

Upward Bound Sonoma County (UBSC) is for students interested in humanities majors such as history, English, sociology, psychology, philosophy, art, liberal studies, teaching, etc. The application process begins in eighth grade with the application due in January of the eighth grade year and attendance at subsequent meetings/workshops and participation in an interview. Interested students may speak with their middle school counselor or an Upward Bound representative at SSU https://www.sonoma.edu/trio/ubsc/

Student Requirements

· Participate in the program throughout four years of high school.

· Attend a six-week Summer Academy at SSU.

· Enroll in the following a- g college preparatory high school classes: English, 4 years; Mathematics, 3+years; Science with Lab, 2+ years; Foreign Language, 2+ years; Social Science,2 years; Visual and Performing Arts, 1 year; College Prep elective, 1 year.

· Maintain good academic standing in all classes.

Parent/Guardian Requirements

· Attend parent workshops designed to provide support and understanding of the educational process.

· Attend program orientations and awards ceremonies.

Academic Year Services

· Academic advising and guidance.

· Assistance for juniors and seniors regarding college applications, financial aid, and preparation for the EPT/ELM and SAT/ACT college entrance examinations

· Social, cultural, and educational field trips to northern/southern California and other exciting places.

· Awards Ceremony where students' achievements are recognized.

· College tours to four-year colleges and universities in California such as University of California-Los Angeles, Stanford University, University of California-Davis, California Polytechnic Institute, and St. Mary's College.

Summer Session Services

· A six-week Summer Academy at SSU. Classes are designed to give students a head-start for the upcoming year, thus providing an academic advantage. Classes meet Monday-Thursday; field trips or community service activities are conducted on Fridays.

· Academic needs assessment.

· Access to SSU's library, computer center, and recreation facilities.

· Field trips and social/cultural/educational activities.

· ACT, SAT and ELM/EPT Workshops.

· College tours

To apply for Upward Bound or for more information, visit Sonoma State University's Upward Bound website https://www.sonoma.edu/trio/ubsc/