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What is Upward Bound?

The Upward Bound Program at CSU Dominguez Hills is a college preparatory program that assists 125 eligible high school students in graduating from high school, entering college, and successfully earning a college degree. UB is funded by the United States Department of Education and is specifically designed for low-income and/or first generation students.


  • Improve the academic skills of our students.
  • Empower students to have high goals and aspirations.
  • Expose students to postsecondary education.
  • Motivate students to graduate from high school and enroll in an institution of higher education.
  • Develop students personal and cultural awareness and development.


  • To assist and encourage first generation and low income students to become interested and successful in high school in order to pursue a college education.
  • To provide a college-going atmosphere for students.


  1. Academic Advising
  2. Monitoring of academic progress
  3. Career and college exploration
  4. Tutoring
  5. SAT/CAHSEE Preparation
  6. College Campus Tours
  7. Saturday Sessions
  8. Summer Program
  9. Workshops
  10. Cultural Field Trips
  11. Scholarship search assistance & assistance with financial aid application

If you have any questions about the program, just contact us. We're here to help.