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Application Process

STEPS TO APPLY FOR UPWARD BOUND

  • Get an application from your high school counselor, call the Upward Bound office and we will mail you one, or download the application.
  • Complete all sections of the application.
  • Attach your most recent high school transcript.
  • Attach a copy of your family's 2013 income tax return.
  • Visit at least three (3) Upward Bound Visitor Meetings.

How to Submit the Application (Submit by Deadline)

  • Bring application to an Upward Bound Visitor Meeting
  • Drop it by the Upward Bound Office (Davis Hall, Room 101)
  • Mail to Attn: Upward Bound, Tarleton State University, Box T-0710, Stephenville, TX 76402

Recruitment occurs during the fall semester only.

Applicant/Visitor Meeting Dates

  • Applications Available - October 1, 2014
  • Application Due - December 1, 2014
  • Fall 2014 Recruiting/Visitor Meeting Dates
    Date Meeting
    November 1 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    November 15 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    November 22 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
    December 6 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    All meetings take place in the Grant Building on the Tarleton campus.

You are eligible if you

  • Meet family income guidelines established by the US Department of Education Income Guidelines or neither parent has a four-year college degree.
  • Are a US citizen or hold Permanent Residency status.
  • Desire to improve academic performance
  • Interested in attending post-secondary education
  • Have the academic ability, desire, and determination to succeed in an educational setting after high school.
  • Are Enrolled in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade at one of the following target high schools: Comanche, De Leon, Dublin, Gustine, Huckabay, Iredell, Lingleville, Stephenville, and Walnut Springs