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2014 Fall Recruitment for New Upward Bound Participants

Tarleton Upward Bound is currently recruiting students.  The application process will take place in November and December.  Click on the Prospective Students link for more information and an application form.

Upward Bound 50th Anniversary Celebration

Upward Bound is a federal program that began in 1964 as part of Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty.  There are over 800 Upward Bound programs nation wide serving more than 59,000 low-income, first generation college students.  Learn more about the Upward Bound Program and our great legacy in providing equal access to higher education.

Tarleton Upward Bound press release 

Tarleton Communication Studies Students Partner with Upward Bound Participants 

Tarleton Communication Studies students who are enrolled in a Group Process and Decision Making course are partnering with the Upward Bound Program this semester in an effort to enhance program services and student retention.    The COMMS 4306 students are conducting research on Upward Bound participant retention and will submit a proposal and presentation at the conclusion of the semester.  In addition to the academic contribution the COMMS students are making to the Upward Bound Program, they sponsored the 1st Annual Upward Bound Pumpkin Carving Contest on October 18th.  The activity was a huge success and tremendous fun for the Upward Bound students who received prizes for best pumpkin carvings.


Current Students

All students - 2nd Six Weeks Progress Reports are due.  Please email them to Also, be sure to encourage students in your school to apply to Upward Bound!

Prospective Students

Upward Bound is now accepting applications for new participants.  Click the Prospective Students link for more information.  Be sure to visit the mandatory visitor meetings in November and December.


Thank you for your ongoing support!  We could not be successful without you!!

Target School Counselors / Teachers

Thank you for your support as we recruit new students to serve from your schools.  We will be collecting academic records from you during November and December.