Admission to Upward Bound

Who is eligible for the program?

Almost all students in 9th-, 10th- and 11th-graders from Bassett High School (La Puente), Garey High School (Pomona), El Monte High School, Mountain View High School (El Monte) and South El Monte High School are eligible to apply to the Harvey Mudd College Upward Bound Program. We select students from low-income families and/or those who are potential first-generation college-bound students (meaning their parents did not earn a bachelor’s degree in the United States) with an academic need for the program.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying to the Upward Bound program, you can:

  1. Complete the 2021 Student Application 
    • If you prefer a paper application please email us and we can have one mailed to you.
  2. Once you complete the application you can email it to us at ( You can take picture of each page, if that is easier.)
  3. Reach us by phone at 1.888.UPWARD9.

Questions or Need Application Help:

  • You can email us at or call our office and leave a detailed message (English or Spanish) and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • You can also sign up for an information session and application help by clicking, HERE and completing the information.
  • You can also learn more about the program from our English brochure (PDF) or Follento en Español (PDF).