Upward Bound

Office Information
Location Schneider Avenue Building-1112
  • Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Evenings and Saturdays by appointment
  • (219) 989-2392
  • (800) HI-PURDUE, x2392
Fax: (219) 989-2036

Upward Bound is a continuous four-year pre-college program for students in target area high schools in Lake County Indiana. It is a federally funded TRIO program that provides supportive academic instruction, including but not limited to, tutoring, college tours, career seminars, pre- and post- college entrance exams-SAT, ACT, admissions, financial aid and special interest workshops.

Purpose of the Upward Bound Program

It is designed to generate skills and motivate low income-first generation high school students with the necessary activities and curriculum for a successful post-secondary education including enrollment in college credit classes at Purdue University Calumet. It has been in existence at Purdue University Calumet since 1965.

In addition to the academic year in which students attend 23-24 Saturdays, six to eight week summer programs are also offered at Purdue University Calumet along with a six-week residential program at Purdue West Lafayette. A summer Bridge component is also offered which allows students to take college classes immediately after high school graduation.

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