To be eligible, a student must:

  • Have the potential and desire to pursue further education after high school.
  • Have completed 8th grade but not yet enrolled in 12th grade and attend one of the target schools within Monroe, and Lehigh counties
  • Be potential first generation college students (neither parent should have received a bachelor's degree at the time of application)
  • Fall within the federal family income guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Demonstrate at least a 2.00 (C) grade point average in core courses (mathematics, English, laboratory science, and social studies)
  • Must be US Citizen or permanent resident.


If you would like to learn more about the program, please call us at (570) 422-3476. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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For more information about Upward Bound, please call the office at (570) 422-3358

Contact Information

Campus Address
285 Normal Street
(570) 422-3477
(570) 422-3432 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Director Upward Bound
Professor Janine Hyde-Broderick