The Gulf Coast State College TRiO office also includes TRiO Upward Bound, the entry point for high school students. Upward Bound began at Gulf Coast in 2012 and offers assistance to students from five Bay County High Schools: Arnold, Bay, Bozeman, Mosley and Rutherford. Since the beginning of the program, 198 high school students have participated, and 50 of those are now Gulf Coast State College students and are enrolled in TRiO Student Support Services.
Upward Bound is an intensive, year-round college preparatory program. It provides you with readiness skills and support services to prepare you for a successful transition to, and graduation from, a college or postsecondary institution.
This unique program exposes you to cultural and career activities and supplements your regular high school curriculum. There is no cost to participate in the program.
To apply for Upward Bound, stop by Student Union West, Room 89 or call (850) 769-1551, ext. 2902.