Upward Bound Program
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:
- 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
Our Core Services
Upward Bound participants receive academic enrichment and guidance throughout high school in accordance to the rigorous curriculum standards set by Boston Public Schools. Our program tracks students throughout their high school careers, providing timely and appropriate information about the college application and financial aid process.
Students receive additional support in all required courses, in collaboration with Boston Public Schools.
Suffolk hosts intensive academic sessions, including classes in mathematics, science, and English and workshops focused on SAT and MCAS preparation.
Students take several college tours throughout the school year. Senior seminars provide students with assistance navigating the application and financial aid process for college. Students may also participate in service learning and resume development opportunities.
For six weeks during the summer, students can visit and live on the Suffolk campus. During this time, they take courses, enjoy enriching social and cultural activities, and participate in service and vocational learning opportunities.
College Access Resources
- College Green Light
- College Results Online
- My SAT Scores
- College Scorecard
- Tuition Break
- Common App
- Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile
- Office of Student Financial Assistance, Massachusetts Department of Education
Associate Director, Upward Bound
Center for Academic Access and Opportunity
73 Tremont Street, 7th Floor