Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science
Prepare to Become a Future Leader
The Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science programs are designed to motivate students to successfully graduate high school, prepare for college admission, and attend the college or university of their choice. Both programs serve first-generation college students or students from low-income families. Students gain the necessary skills to become college graduates and leaders of tomorrow.
Learn what to expect when you join Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science.
Explore academic opportunities and find resources to support your journey.
We have a commitment to our partner public schools for your student to receive the best college preparation and ultimately college admission.
To be eligible for Upward Bound, you must:
- Rising 9th grader through 11th grade
- Be either first generation to attend college in their family or meet low-income requirement as defined by the federal government
- Students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States
- Students who have at least a “C” average
- Students who intend to pursue a college education
- Students who complete the application, personal statement, and interview process
- Attend Plainfield, Perth Amboy, or New Brunswick Public Schools
Upward Bound is a precollege program designed to assist and motivate students to successfully graduate from high school and prepare for college. Upward Bound Math-Science provides similar services as the traditional Upward Bound program but is focused on preparing students for majors and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.)
You can visit your guidance counselor for applications or contact us via email at email@example.com.
Upward Bound and Upward Math-Science at Rutgers–New Brunswick is a year-round project that offers academic year workshops such as SAT/ACT preparation, cultural activities, college tours, college planning, series of specialized courses, STEM experiences, workshops, programs, and a mandatory six-week Summer Institute where students are exposed to college-level classes and student life led by highly trained faculty and staff.
One-on-one tutoring sessions are available on Saturdays during the academic year from September to May in Writing/Composition, Mathematics, Science, and SAT prep.
Upward Bound is located at Rutgers–New Brunswick on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway, NJ. Our offices are located in Lucy Stone Hall, A-Wing. During the summer and school year, we explore buildings all over campus.
Lucy Stone Hall, A316
Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math-Science
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Lucy Stone Hall, A316
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays open 8:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
If you would like to visit our offices, please use our online form to make an appointment.