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Application Process

Admission to the EKU Upward Bound program is based on several things: grades, test scores, a written essay, and an in-person interview with UB staff. Applying to the program does NOT guarantee admission! Preference is given to students in ninth and tenth grades and/or students with a 2.5GPA or above. Each September, approximately 30-40 positions in the program become available due to spaces being vacated by graduating seniors. EKU Upward Bound serves a total of 125 students. Once we're full - we're full! So, apply today!!!

  • An application to the program is available here.
  • Applications (and accompanying materials) can be faxed to (859) 622-7877 or emailed to 
  • Prefer snail mail? Our address is:
    Upward Bound
    521 Lancaster Avenue
    Patterson House
    Richmond, KY 40475
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