Upward Bound | Services


After School Study Hall - Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Participants attend study hall at their respective high school three days a week for one hour after school. During study hall, the participants receive tutoring and academic advising. School supplies and snacks are provided.

Saturday Academy - Participants attend Saturday Academy sessions at Cal State LA where they receive supplemental instruction in English, math, science, and enrichment workshops. School supplies and a meal are provided.

Fall 2022

  • September 17th
  • October 15th 
  • November 5th 
  • December 3rd 

Spring 2023

  • January 21st 
  • February 11th 
  • March 11th
  • April 15th 

Parent and Student Workshops 

  • Saturday, October 15, 2022 - Financial Literacy Workshops (English and Spanish)
  • Saturday, February 11, 2023 - College Awareness Workshops (English and Spanish)

Student Enrichment Activities - Participants visit 2-4 universities every year. In addition, the participants have the opportunity to attend student conferences and workshops where they receive information about financial aid, college admissions requirements, SAT/ACT preparation, leadership development, and multicultural awareness.

Fall 2022

  • October 5th   - Los Angeles 9th/10th
  • October 14th - Pasadena 9th/10th 

Spring 2023

  • February 20th  Los Angeles and Pasadena 9th/10th 
  • April 4th - 6th  Spring Break Retreat 11th  
  • May - Upward Bound Graduation Ceremony - Class of 2023

Academic Advising - Participants work closely with an Academic Advisor who provides academic guidance throughout their high school years and beyond. The Academic Advisor is responsible for tracking participants' academic progress and ensuring that every participant is on a college track from the moment they are admitted into the program.

Summer 2023 

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2023 

Student/Parent Orientation – Los Angeles Programs 

  • Thursday, June 15, 2023 

Student/Parent Orientation – Pasadena Programs

  • June 19 – July 28, 2023

Summer Program 

  • July 9 – July 21, 2023 

Residential Program 

  • Friday, July 28, 2023 

Summer Program 2023 Closing Ceremony 

Application and Information

If you are currently in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade and meet the eligibility requirements, you may apply to be a participant of the Cal State LA. Upward Bound Programs. Acceptance into the program is based on the following: complete application packet, eligibility requirements, and interview process.