The Upward Bound program is a comprehensive pre-college preparatory program designed to aid students who are interested in attending college.
From October through May, workshops are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at West Catholic High School and at Little Flower High School for Girls. Eligible participants may also attend a four-week summer residential program held at Gwynedd Mercy University.
Program offerings include: academic instruction in mathematics, science and English, tutorial and counseling services, PSAT/SAT workshops, financial aid information, visits to colleges, and cultural and social activities.
Students in grades 9, 10 and 11 who are enrolled at one of the designated Diocesan city high schools and who are interested in attending college (designated schools include John W. Hallahan High School, Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, Neumann/Goretti High School, West Catholic High School and Roman Catholic High School) ;
Applicants must be first generation in their family to attend college.
Families of applicants must meet the income guidelines set by the Federal government. For more information on the guidelines, contact the Gwynedd Mercy University Upward Bound office at 215-646-7300 ext. 398.
If you are interested in participating in the Upward Bound program, applications are available in your guidance office. You may also download the application documents below.
Application Form (PDF)
Student Profile Form (PDF)
Recommendation Form (PDF)
Submit forms plus two letters of recommendation from your teachers to your guidance counselor's office by the due date or you may mail them directly to the Upward Bound Office at Gwynedd Mercy University:
Gwynedd Mercy University
1325 Sumneytown Pike
PO Box 901
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0901
For more information email the Upward Bound Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-646-7300 ext. 398.
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