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Apply to Upward Bound

Applications for TRIO Upward Bound are accepted during the fall, beginning in October and ending in early December. Decisions are made in December, and new Upward Bound students begin the program in January.

Am I eligible to apply for TRIO Upward Bound?

The criteria to be a part of TRIO Upward Bound are:

  • Be in the 9th or 10th grade and attend Minneapolis North, Patrick Henry, South or Edison High School.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Have a current grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above
  • Be a potential first-generation college student (parents have not earned a four year college degree) and be from an income-eligible family

Do you attend a different high school than Minneapolis North, South. Patrick Henry, or Edison High School? Check out the other Upward Bound programs in Minnesota.

If you have any questions about TRIO Upward Bound, please contact the UB Office at 612-625-3021 or email