Upward Bound/HCOP Academy


Fall Orientation: 

Saturday, September 14 
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Hardy Tower (HT) 140
San Diego State University

Directions and parking information


UB Fall Orientation Flyer

UB Fall Orientation Flyer 2



Who are we?


Upward Bound HCOP


The SDSU Upward Bound Program/HCOP Academy is funded to serve 167 San Diego County students during the academic year and the summer. We are at eight high schools listed below.

The program consists of two closely related parts: a six-week summer experience on the SDSU campus and an academic year follow-up, which is an opportunity for students to continue to participate in the program.



TRIO Works UB/HCOP Students



SDSU Upward Bound/ HCOP Services:

  • $3,400 Scholarship to cover expenses for participation in Six-Week Summer Experience (includes 3-week residential program) to include exciting motivational sessions, educational and cultural activities and study skills development while receiving credit towards high school graduation requirements.
  • Assistance with college and financial aid (FAFSA) applications, scholarship searches and applications.
  • Preparation for college entrance exams (SAT and ACT). Exploration of career options and completion of a career interest inventory.
  • Visits to local and other four-year universities throughout Southern California.
  • Pre-internship and Internship Opportunities during Six-Week Summer Experience.
  • Symposium presentation opportunities.


Our Partner Schools:

Grossmont Union High School District:

San Diego Unified District:

Sweetwater Union High School District: