Eligibility & Recruitment

Want to go to college? Join Oxy Upward Bound!



Currently, we partner with the following four high schools, serving 122 9-12 grade students during the academic year:

To qualify for the program, participants must:

  • Be in the 9th or 10th grade
  • Have an academic need and want to go to college
  • Meet low-income family guidelines OR be potential first-generation college students (See chart below for the Income Guidelines)
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Submit an application during recruitment at one of the target high schools

Occidental College Upward Bound Application


Current Participants

As an active participant, you are expected to honor your commitment to all four aspects of Oxy’s Upward Bound services. Attendance is critical for you to manifest your college goals. If you cannot commit to the program attendance requirements, Upward Bound at Occidental College may not be for you.