The University of Texas at El Paso is taking measures to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 24th, 2020, the City of El Paso issued a shelter-at-home ordinance to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. All COVID-19 updates can be found at www.utep.edu/coronavirus.
Upward Bound continues providing services to our participants currently via the hybrid format. Weekly online tutoring and mentoring is available and conducted by our undergraduate assistants. We provide on-line advising to assist you, you are always welcome to contact us. See staff emails on our website.
Upward Bound is a U.S. Department of Education program that provides fundamental support to high school students in their preparation for post-secondary studies. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in pre-college performance and ultimately in higher education. Upward Bound serves students from low-income families and families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rates at which participants enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.