Upward Bound/HCOP


Information Sessions

If you are interested in learning more about SDSU UB/HCOP, please RSVP here to attend a short informational session. 

Si esta interesado en aprender mas hacerca de SDSU UB/HCOP, favor de registrarse aquí

Interest Forms

Interested in learning more about SDSU UB/HCOP? Fill out the form below, and the staff will contact you within 7 days.

Interesado/a en aprender mas hacerca de SDSU UB/HCOP? Favor de llenar el siguiente formulario y alguien del personal se comunicará con usted en los proximos 7 días. 

Prospective Students

Futuros Estudiantes

General Public

Publico General


Applications now open for the 2020-2021 Academic Year!

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Please review the information below to confirm the deadline for your school district.

Inscripciones abiertas para el año escolar 2020-2021. Favor de referirse a la fecha limite para aplicar basado en su distrito escola.


Sweetwater Union High School District

Grossmont Union High School District

San Diego Unified High School District


September 25th, 2020

September 25th, 2020

October 16th, 2020

Apply Now!

¡Aplica ya!

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.


Upward Bound Students holding a sign that says "TRIO Works"


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: