Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What is the Upward Bound Project?
The Upward Bound Project is a program for high school students designed to increase the rate at which they complete high school and enroll in and graduate from colleges and universities.

Who is eligible to participate in Upward Bound?
To participate in Upward Bound, high school student must be low-income and/or potential first-generation college and/or have a high risk for academic failure who meet stated citizenship requirements. See the complete list of eligibility requirements.

Does it matter which high school I attend?
You must attend one of the following high schools or reside in our target area:
– Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School
– Murry Bergtraum High School
– Landmark High School
– Leadership and Public Service High School

Do I have to attend Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) once I graduate from high school?
No. The sole purpose of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.

What services does Upward Bound offer?
Upward Bound offers Academic Workshops, College Tours, SAT/ACT Prep, Tutoring, College Workshops, Regents Review, Financial Literacy Workshops, Cultural Events, Parent Workshops, Financial Aid Workshops and Trips. Learn more about the program benefits.

How do I apply?
Contact the Upward Bound Project Office.

Where is the Upward Bound Project Office located?
Borough of Manhattan Community College
70 Murray Street, Room 1260B
(between West Broadway and Greenwich Street)
(212) 346-8458

Upward Bound

70 Murray Street, Room 1206B
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 346-8458

Office Hours:
10 a.m.-6 p.m