How To Apply

Upward Bound accepts applications each fall semester. High School & Middle School Guidance counselors and teachers recommend students to the program, and students may also refer themselves.

Applications are available for download by clicking here. If you are a student who is interested in applying, please find the application that is specific to your school. Once you submit your completed application, you will need to obtain two (2) teacher references (those forms are also found at that link).  For more information, click here

Applications will be accepted from the following schools: Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Freedom, Watauga, and West Wilkes.


  • Applications: November 26, 2018
  • Reference Forms: December 3, 2018

For more information, please visit our FAQ page, email or call 828.262.2725.