Prospective Students
The Upward Bound program at UC Irvine is proud to serve the students of Anaheim (Katella, Loara, Anaheim High Schools) by helping them achieve their goals of going to college. All interested students must complete and turn in an application during the recruitment window. Please refer to the information below to determine eligibility.
Have Questions? Interested candidates and their parents/guardians must attend an information session Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Loara High School OR Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Katella High School in both English and Spanish. Specific times and locations at the high schools for these information sessions will be posted soon. Click here for more information.

Perspective students and visitors are invited to view this short video presentation that was put together for one of the UB events. The narration in the video were 100% written by the students themselves, and offers a true glimpse into what it is like to be an UCI Upward Bound student. Click on the image above to start the video.

*Requires Apple Quicktime player. Free download at
  1. Make sure that you are eligible to apply.

  2. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:

    Julie Lindo
    Assistant Director
    (657) 549-1783

Upward Bound Eligibility Requirement
Eligibility Requirements
  1. Student must be a current 8th, 9th, or 10th grader who is attending either Anaheim, Katella, or Loara High School in the Anaheim Union School District.

  2. Student must be a U.S. citizen or a Permanent Resident.

  3. Student must have a minimum 2.00 overall GPA and be recommended by a teacher or counselor.

  4. Student must be planning to attend college after graduating form high school.
Additional Requirements Prospective students must also meet at least one of the following requirements:
Family Income Eligibility To be financially eligible, prospective students must meet the federal family income guideline established by the U.S. Department of Education (federal family income guideline are subject to change).

Size of Family Unit Family Income
1 $18,210
2 $24,690
3 $31,170
4 $37,650
5 $44,130
6 $50,610
7 $57,090
8 $63,570

For family units with more than 8 members, add the following amount for each additional family member:$6,480 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $8,100 for Alaska; and $7,455 for Hawaii.

The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018.

Family Educational Background

Potential first-generation college student means:(1) An individual neither of whose natural or adoptive parents received a baccalaureate degree; or (2) A student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one natural or adoptive parent and whose supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree.

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