A student is eligible to apply to Upward Bound if he or she meets the following criteria:
- They are from a family where neither the student's mother nor father has graduated from a four-year college or university at the time of acceptance into the program.
- They are able to meet federal low-income eligibility guidelines.
- Students must be between 13 and 19 years of age and must have graduated from 8th grade.
- Applications must be accompanied by a recent transcript of high school work, financial documentation and a copy of the alien card, if not a citizen of the U.S.