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Application Process

The application process is both rigorous and competitive. Individuals who have been traditionally underrepresented in college, including members of racial and ethnic minorities and the physically challenged, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Criteria

  • Demonstration of academic promise (through recommendations and/or test scores) Students need not have stellar academic records. Yet, demonstration of some form of academic success shows that a student has the ability and motivation to succeed in the summer program.
  • Demonstration of college aspirations (through recommendations and interview) Students should be considering pursuing post-secondary education after graduation.

Download an Application

Upward Bound & Spur are currently accepting new student applications. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis when completed in full.

Note: Please print all application materials as single-sided documents.

Complete Application Packet, includes all of the forms listed below (pdf)
Information & Instruction Cover Sheet (pdf)
Student Application only (pdf)
Guidance Counselor Recommendation Forms (pdf)
Core Teacher Recommendation Form (2 required) (pdf)
Information Release (pdf)


Contact Upward Bound & Spur

Upward Bound & Spur
Beth Zinn
Sr Program Support Assistant
603-358-2325