Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science Application

2022 Application for Program Admission

Thank you for your interest in the Upward Bound (UB) and Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Programs at Loyola Marymount University. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and supported by LMU, UB and UBMS are college-prep programs designed to help students throughout their high school career by providing educational and personal support services to increase the high school graduation and college enrollment rates of participants. The programs serve a combined total of 118 Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet and Inglewood High School students each year, providing services at both WESM and LMU.

More than just educational programs, LMU UB and UBMS is a community! Therefore, it is important that students and families understand the programs’ time commitment (up to four years), behavior, participation, and academic performance expectations.

Lastly, we recognize that the information we require is personal and extensive. However, we require this information in order for us to better understand how to serve each applicant/future participant and provide personalized services for you to be successful in college.

Application Process 

  1. Submit Online Application
    • Have the following ready:
    • Short Responses 
    • What are your favorite school subjects and why?
    • What are your least favorite school subjects and why?
    • Teacher Recommendation email 
    • Essay questions to respond to (250 minimum word count)
    • REQUIRED: Your purpose in applying to the LMU Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science Programs - what you need, what you believe you will gain from the experience and the contributions you can make to the program.
  2. Select one of the following essay prompts to respond to:
    • Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement?
    • Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time.
  3. Submit proof of Eligibility
    1. Student Birth Certificate
    2. Social Security Card
    3. 2021 Tax Return with student listed 
  4.  Interview
    1. Eligible students, along with one parent/guardian, will be invited for a mandatory interview.
  5. Admission Decision
    1. Admitted students and parents/guardians will be notified via the e-mail listed on the application.
    2. *Admission decisions are contingent on Fall grades
  6. Once Admitted, the student MUST attend orientation with a parent/guardian.
  7. Students must participate in the six-week Summer Program


If you have additional questions please email us at lmuububms@lmu.edu.

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