Upward Bound Wichita Prep

Upward Bound Wichita Prep provides limited-income and potential first-generation college students with the opportunity to improve their academic, social and personal skills while preparing for a post-secondary education. The program is available to 75 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors from USD 259 (Wichita). Once selected, sutdents may continue in the program through the summer following their high school graduation.

The program consist of both an academic year and a summer residential component with each serving to motivate and encourage students to successfully complete high school and attend a post-secondary institution. However, in order for students to maximize the benefit of the program, they are highly encouraged to attend both components.

The Academic Year Component Offers:

  • one-on-one tutoring in academic subjects
  • career and college exploration
  • college campus visits
  • ACT preparation
  • financial aid application assistance
  • student leadership conferences
  • social and cultural programs
  • participation in National TRIO Day
  • biweekly Saturday tutoring sessions
  • guest speakers
  • community-service projects

The Summer Residential Component Offers:

  • courses to ensure students complete a solid pre-college curriculum (English, US History, US Government, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry or Physics, Performing Arts, Computer Technology, Career Exploration, Financial Literacy, and other courses that ensure students are ready for college.
  • Intensive eight-week Collegiate Transition Program. This program pays tuition for 6-8 hours of college courses at Wichitat State. Students live in University housing on the WSU campus. (For Wichita Prep students only)
  • a college environment for participants
  • five to eight weeks on the Wichita State University campus
  • academic instruction
  • tutoring
  • post-secondary admissions advising
  • Wednesday night guest speakers
  • exposure to cultural events

For more information, contact us at 316-978-3019 or email ub.wichitaprep@wichita.edu for more