Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded pre-college program for high school freshman, juniors, sophomores, and seniors. UB has a proven track record of helping students enroll in and successfully complete college.

Services Provided

• ACT Preparation
• Academic Advising
• Tutoring
• College Tours
• Cultural Enrichment
• Financial Aid advising
• College / Scholarship Assistance
• Career / Personal Counseling

3 Components of Upward Bound

The Academic Year Component

During the Fall and Spring semesters, students attend Saturday tutoring sessions.

The Summer Component

Six-week program in which our students live in the A-State residence halls.

The Bridge Component

This component helps introduce recent high school graduates to college. Students are enrolled in two college summer classes immediately following their high school graduation. Upward Bound pays their tuition, room and board, and books.

Participants are expected to fully participate in each component.

Schools we serve

• Bay
• Brookland
• Harrisburg
• Hoxie
• Jonesboro

• Blytheville
• East Poinsett County
• Marked Tree
• Osceola
• Trumann
Upward Bound does not discriminate on the basis of color, race, sex, handicap, or national origin and 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
Upcoming Events

December 1

December 8
ACT Test Date 

Our Mission

Our mission is to successfully prepare potential first generation college students with economic need for education beyond high school by promoting academic development, career planning, and personal/emotional development.

Trio Student Support Services

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ASU has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Federal TRIO Programs totaling $267,420, which provides 100% of the funding for Student Support Services.

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