Apply to Upward Bound

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To apply to the Upward Bound Program, just follow the simple steps below. If you have questions, please contact us so we can answer any questions you have.

Step 1: Check Your Eligibility

If you attend Carson, Compton, or Gardena High School and you meet our other eligibility requirements, you're ready to move on to Step 2.

Step 2: Complete the Upward Bound Application

Print out and complete the application below. You may also pick up an application at our office or at your high school (usually the school counseling office or main office). PDF: [Get Acrobat Reader Free Here]

Upward Bound Application (English) [PDF]

Upward Bound Application (Español) [PDF]

Step 3: Gather Your Supporting Documents

You'll need to gather the following documents to complete your application:

  • Copy of your Social Security Card
  • High School transcript
  • A form of income verification (this may include taxes, W-2, Notice of Action, or a check stub)

Step 4: Submit your completed application and supporting documentation

Once you've completed your application and gathered your supporting documentation, you can submit all of your documents in one of two ways:

1. You can send them via mail to the Upward Bound Program at the following address:

Upward Bound Program

California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 Victoria St.

Carson, CA 90747

2. You can submit them to your high school contact (usually at the school counseling office or main office).