Prospective Students

Introduction to TRIO UB Presentation 


Students in Upward Bound come from families where neither parent has earned a four-year college degree or who will need financial assistance to pay for college. Approximately 70% of all Upward Bound participants must be members of traditionally underserved student groups (neither parent has earned a college degree and the student is moderate-income) while the remaining students must be one of those two or a student who is at high risk of academic failure).

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The guideline to determine income status is set by the Federal Government. The income levels are not based on what a family makes per year, it looks at a family's taxable income (usually line 15 on tax Form 1040). 

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Recruiting Process

The recruiting process starts in October and ends in early November. Over these two months, prospective students will attend three Saturday meetings where they will experience the Upward Bound program. During their time with us, they will also complete and turn in their application along with all of its parts. Once early November comes the staff will go through all applications that were submitted on time. Every student applying for the program will then receive a letter around the beginning of December informing them if they were accepted, waitlisted, or not accepted into the program.

About UB Flyer (English)

About UB Flyer (Spanish)

Recruiting Schedule 

Saturday, October 1 at UNT's Sage Hall (1167 Union Circle, Denton, TX 76201)

Saturday, October 15 at UNT's Sage Hall (1167 Union Circle, Denton, TX 76201)

Saturday, October 22 at UNT's Sage Hall (1167 Union Circle, Denton, TX 76201)

Saturday, November 5 at UNT's Sage Hall (1167 Union Circle, Denton, TX 76201)

2021 Newsletters 

October 2 | October 9 | October 23 | November 6 | November 13


The application will be available once recruitment starts. Staff will visit each high school to do an introduction presentation in September. If you would like to join this presentation please fill out the following form: 2022 TRIO Upward Bound Interest Survey.


Eligibility Verification Form

Recommendation Letters

Student's Information Sheet

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