Thank you so much for your interest in the University of New Hampshire Upward Bound program! UNH Upward Bound, a federally funded college preparatory program, provides services at no cost to 114 students attending Farmington, Somersworth, Spaulding, Manchester Central, Memorial, and West High Schools. Our mission is to help students develop the skills necessary to successfully graduate from high school and go on to college in order to earn a two or four-year degree within six-years of high school graduation.
Since 1966, UNH Upward Bound has helped several thousand New Hampshire young people earn college degrees and improve their options for successful careers. Our program begins during the Academic Year where students will meet with advisers twice-monthly in their schools and receive academic, career, and college assistance and guidance. In addition to in-school advising, students will: receive college & career guidance during grade-level workshops, have the opportunity to attend monthly Saturday Tutoring Academies at UNH and college, educational and cultural visits throughout New England, as well as receive fee waivers for college applications, the SATs/ACTs, and dual enrollment college courses. The program continues during the Summer Residential program which takes place over six weeks at UNH. Students get to experience residence hall life while living with other Upward Bound students on the UNH Durham campus Monday through Friday. They take classes that will help prepare them for their next year in school. In addition, students will get support through tutoring, creative problem-solving challenges, and culturally enriching activities.