Make a Commitment to Your Future

Please Follow the Steps Below

Complete a paper application

Upward Bound Application (PDF)

Proof of Income

  • Email a copy of your parent’s income verification to
  • Mail a copy to 208 Edgemont Blvd. Suite 2170, Alamosa, CO 81101

Complete and turn in all application materials

Call 719-587-7865 to RSVP for the UB Recruitment Day

Recruitment Day

Students who apply are asked to participate in a recruitment day in March. Parents and students will register on arrival and have their pictures taken. There will be an information session for students and parents after registration. During the information session, there will be a time for questions with the Upward Bound staff. Throughout the day students will participate in activities, interviews, a tour of the Adams State campus, lunch, and a question and answer panel with current Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science students.

Interview Process

Students will participate in a 15-minute interview during recruitment day. Upward Bound staff will interview the student as a part of Recruitment Day or at the Upward Bound office on the Adams State campus. This is an informal interview that helps the staff get to know the student. After the student interview staff will interview the parents/guardians on the phone or at the Upward Bound office. Then after the interview process is complete staff will review the application, grades, and test scores. If the student is accepted they will start the probation/commitment period.

Probation/ Commitment Period

All Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math Science students must complete a 60-day probation/commitment period. During this time the student must attend all UB activities including tutoring one hour a week, advising day sessions twice a month, instructional night sessions twice a month. If the student is admitted in the summer then he/she must attend a ten-day commitment/probation period during the summer residential component. The only absences that would be excused are school activities. Students will earn stipends during this period, but would not be able to collect them unless they complete the probation/commitment period. After 60 days if the student has maintained good attendance and behavior then they would become a full Upward Bound member.

How Much Will it Cost?

There is no cost to students or family, just the investment of time, commitment, and enthusiasm for your future. Upward Bound is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.


The purpose of the handbook is to guide parents and students to read and understand policies, regulations, rules, and expectations.

Non-discriminatory Statement

Upward Bound does not discriminate on the basis of race, color religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.