Admission to Upward Bound

Who is Eligible for the Program?

Nearly all grade 9, 10 and 11 students 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 2024 Student Application (PDF) 
    • 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 may also submit a picture of the completed application.)

Have 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 learn more about the program from our English brochure (PDF) or Follento en Español.