Upward Bound (UB) at Suffolk University is a federally funded program under the Department of Education that seeks to increase college access and educational opportunities for first-generation and/or low-income students. Our focus is on college acceptance and attendance, and all students are supported through graduation from high school.

Eligibility and Application

To be eligible to participate in Suffolk’s Upward Bound program, you must live in Dorchester or attend one of our target schools (Dorchester Academy or Tech Boston Academy). You must also fall within at least one of the following categories:

  • Low-income
  • First-generation college attendee
  • High risk for academic failure

You must submit an application [PDF] to be considered for Upward Bound. Select applicants go through an interview process before final program selections are made.