• Upward Bound (U.B.)

    The Upward Bound Program at Worcester State University (WSU) is designed to encourage eligible Worcester Public High School students to persist in high school through graduation and to pursue post-secondary education after the successful completion of high school. We primarily recruit 9th and 10th grade students from the Worcester Public High Schools who demonstrate the motivation and desire to succeed, are interested in going to college, and are first-generation, low income, and/or ALANA students.

    Our program consists of two components – summer residential and academic year. Our services are free and include: college visits, college admission information sessions, financial aid assistance, career counseling, academic skill development, academic assistance, cultural enrichment activities, and self-awareness workshops.

    Summer Academy

    Summer participants attend academic enrichment courses in English, Science, Math, Problem Solving, Self-Awareness, and a Language or Arts courses for five weeks. In addition to courses, students have the opportunity to expand their college awareness by visiting a variety of colleges and universities throughout New England.

    Academic Year Workshops

    Students participate in workshops designed to build and improve their academic skills. They participate in exercises designed to increase skills in problem solving, critical thinking, self-awareness, time management, interpersonal/intrapersonal communication skills, group dynamics, and much more. The workshops take place on Saturday’s from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. There are a total of 22 Saturday workshops throughout the academic year.