Upward Bound


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Program Benefits

If attending a 4-year college and obtaining a BA degree is your dream, SMC Upward Bound is for you!

  • Six-week summer program that includes courses for high school and/or college credit 
  • Saturday academy once a month
  • Bus transportation, lunch and snacks
  • State of the art classrooms/computers
  • College visits and cultural activities
  • Tutoring and instruction in core subjects

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Attend Ouchi H.S., Venice H.S. or Maya Angelou H.S.
  • 2.5 GPA or above
  • 9th, 10th or 11th grade
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • First-generation to go to college
  • Meet income eligibility 

How to Apply

Contact us to get an application. Enrollment is limited!


Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Santa Monica College Counseling Annex

Phone: 310-434-4836

Fax: 310-434-3620

Email: Cooper_Bonita@smc.edu