Eligibility & Admission
1. You must meet the following requirements:
- U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
- Completed 8th grade and are between the ages of 13 and 19 at the time of admission
- You are currently enrolled, or will enroll, in a local area high school within East Baton Rouge Parish
- Demonstrate a need for academic support and want to pursue a college degree
- First-generation college-bound student (parent or guardian did not graduate with a four-year degree) or from a low-income household according to these guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education:
2022 Upward Bound Current-Year Low-Income Levels
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* The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.
* Effective January 12, 2022 until further notice
Fill in and complete an online application if you are a resident of:
East Baton Rouge Parish
3. Confirm your Enrollment
Once LSU Upward Bound staff review your application, we will contact you for determining your program admission.