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Upward Bound

Welcome to Upward Bound at Gulf Coast State College!

Upward Bound is an intensive, year-round college preparatory program. It provides eligible Bay County high school students with readiness skills and support services that prepare them for a successful transition to, and graduation from, a college or postsecondary institution of their choice. This unique program exposes students to cultural and career activities and supplements their regular high school curriculum. There is no cost to participate in the program.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide low income and first generation high school students with academic, cultural and personal support for the purposes of high school graduation, postsecondary enrollment and lifelong success.

Student & Parent Pledge Who is Eligible? How to Apply?
Student and Parent Pledge Who is Eligible? How to Apply?

For more information, contact program staff by phone at (850) 769-1551 ext. 5890 or ext. 3397, or by e-mail at or