COE Upward Bound Program

Specifically for students attending Western International or Cesar Chavez Academy high schools, Upward Bound prepares students for college with bilingual programming, academic tutoring and test preparation, local and national college tours, in-state and out-of-state field trips, monthly stipends, and a six-week summer academy. Additionally, Upward Bound pays for students' college applications and assists with FAFSA.

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  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Students must be enrolled at either Western International High School or Cesar Chavez Academy High School.
    • Students must meet at least one of the following criteria:
      • The parent/guardian's income meets the income criteria defined by the U.S. Department of Education (U.S.DOE).
      • Students must come from a home where neither parent has completed a four-year college degree.
      • Students must have an academic need for program services as determined by grade point average and state standardized test scores.
    • Students must also have the academic desire to succeed in high school and college.
    • Students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
    • If accepted, students must attend the required orientation session with at least one parent/guardian.
  • Application Instructions
    • Request an application from the COE Upward Bound Program
    • Complete the student survey questions
    • Each of the following must also be included in the application:
      • One Completed Teacher/Counselor recommendation
      • Most recent report card
      • MME scores.
    • Student and Parent/Guardian signature
    • Give the application to your school counselor or send it to the address noted below (NEEDS ADDRESS)
  • Trial Membership Period
    Applicants who meet all eligibility requirements will be invited to attend a mandatory new student orientation session with at least one parent/guardian. A 60-day trial period will begin once both the student and the parent/guardian decide to enter into the membership agreement. If the trial member has met all COE Upward Bound responsibilities, maintained minimum academic standards, and positive citizenship and behavior in school and at COE Upward Bound activities, the trial member will be offered full membership in the COE Upward Bound program.
  • Contact

    We are located in the College of Education Building on Gullen Mall:

    COE Upward Bound Program
    College of Education
    Wayne State University
    Education Building, second floor
    5425 Gullen Mall, #277
    Detroit, MI 48202

    Map and Directions

    For more information on the Upward Bound Program contact:

    Ana Calandrino, director
    313-577-0917
    313-577-4091 (fax)