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Upward Bound - Fordham University

by Fordham University
Phone: 718-817-5985
Contact: Maria I. Rijos
Email Contact: rijos/fordham//edu
last updated Apr 15, 2014. 09:59 AM
Description

Upward Bound, with its extensive support system, provides eligible participants with an opportunity to plan and work towards college enrollment as a realistic and attainable goal.  Fordham University Upward Bound is a direct response to the existing academic and social challenges in the New York City high schools and their surrounding communities.  Through its innovative approach to learning, the Upward Bound Program serves as a primary vehicle for students to achieve grade-level proficiency necessary to complete high school, secure admission to post-secondary education programs and successfully earn a post- secondary degree.

The Fordham University Upward Bound Program has designed a rigorous academic year component as a special reinforcement tool to assist participants in successfully completing high school and Program course work. The component consists of weekly tutoring, counseling and advisement as well as college preparatory workshops (college admission and financial aid, test taking skills, study skills, etc.), recreational and cultural events, field trips, and other educational activities.

Who is elegible?

Students must attend one of the following high schools:

  • Bronx Guild High School
  • Pablo Neruda High School
  • High School of Contemporary Arts
  • Bronx High School for Writing
  • High School of Computers and Technology
  • Herbert H. Lehman High School
  • Renaissance High School for Music Theater and Technology
  • Monroe Academy for Business and Law
  • Bronx Coalition Community High School
  • Bronx Academy for Health Careers
How to apply

Please call 718-817-5985 or email rijos@fordham.edu to request an application.

*This information is also included in the Crossing the Bridge: A Map to Your College Success resource guide.

Subjects

financial aid and planning
college application
college search
college advising
academic tutoring or classes


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