What high schools does LMU Upward Bound serve?
LMU UB serves Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet exclusively.
When does recruitment for new students take place?
LMU UB recruits new freshmen (and occasionally a select number of sophomores) in the fall and holds Student and Parent Orientation in January. Once admitted, it is expected that students will remain active participants until their high school graduation.
Is there a GPA requirement for LMU Upward Bound?
Yes, Upward Bound makes final admission decisions after reviewing the Fall Semester grades of applicants. Students who fail to successfully pass all their classes and/or have a cumulative GPA under 3.0 are generally not admitted.
Do I have to be Catholic to participate since LMU is a Catholic university?
No, religious affiliation is not a consideration when admitting students.
Is there a charge for any of the Program's services?
No, all services are free. Upward Bound is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education and supplemented by contributions from LMU.
Do I have to participate in all services?
Yes, Upward Bound is a year-round program! Students are expected to be active participants in both the Academic Year and Summer components in order to keep their spot in the program.
Am I guaranteed a spot in the summer program each year?
No, each student must earn their spot in the following Summer Program through their active participation in UB Academic Year activities, compliance with program policies, and satisfactory progress in high school. Students are expected to attend Saturday Academy sessions each month, attend tutoring, and maintain a minimum grade point average to stay in the program.
Is transportation provided to LMU for the Saturday Academy sessions?
No, transportation is not provided except for field trips.
Does participation in LMU UB increase my chances of getting admitted to LMU?
No, but it does help students become more familiar with the campus and the requirements for admission to LMU and all other colleges and universities. Also, continued participation in pre-college programs like Upward Bound is a plus on all college applications.