Upward Bound :: Welcome

Overcome BArriers to Higher Education

Through Upward Bound at A&M-Commerce, you will experience instructional programming on a variety of academic, college readiness and leadership topics. We believe that every student should have equal opportunity for access to higher education. You will have access to college tours, scholarship information, TAKS preparation, PSAT/SAT/ACT preparation and more as you prepare for your future.

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Upward Bound :: Services


Our mission is to ensure that you are provided an equal opportunity for access to higher education. We render services that will empower families, build leadership skills, encourage communities, and nurture students academically and socially. You will receive necessary skills to be successful in high school and obtain a college degree.

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Upward Bound :: Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the TRiO – Upward Bound “Pre-Collegiate” Program, applicants must:

  • Be a citizens or national of the United States
  • Be a potential first-generation college student or meet low income qualifications
  • Demonstrate a need for academic support
  • Be a high school 9th -11th grader

Two-thirds of all accepted participants must be low-income and first generation. See Federal Register Part III Department of Education 34 CFR Part 645.3

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Upward Bound :: How to Apply

How To Apply

If you are interested in becoming a participant of the Upward Bound Program, please contact us at 903.886.5833 or send an email to [email protected].

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Upward Bound :: Meet our Faculty and Staff

Meet our Department

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Upward Bound :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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