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TRIO—Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound Application Process

Applying to the Upward Bound Program is a three step process (PSQ, Application and interview). Before completing an application, discuss with your parent/guardian the eligibility requirements for the program. Feel free to call our office if you have any questions.

Step One: Pre-Screening Questionnaire (PSQ)

Complete a Pre-Screening Questionnaire (PSQ) and attach supporting income documentation. Once we receive your PSQ, our staff will call or email you regarding next steps.

You may acquire a PSQ by:

Downloading and printing out the PSQ

Contact an advisor to pick up a PSQ at your high school:

Jerome Narvaez—Castlemont, Fremont, Skyline
510.430.3208
jnarvaez@mills.edu

Sparkle Allen—Oakland High, Oakland Tech
510.430.2241
sallen@mills.edu

Reatha Conn—Coliseum College Prep, LPS Oakland, Life Academy, McClymonds
510.430.2055
rconn@mills.edu

Maricela Juarez—Kennedy, Richmond, De Anza
510.430.3397
mjuarez@mills.edu

Visiting our office and picking one up:

Mills College Upward Bound
Reinhardt Hall-Wing C
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
510.430.2177

Step Two: Application

Complete the Mills College UB application:

  • 2 page personal information
  • Autobiographical essay
  • English Instructor recommendation
  • Math Instructor recommendation
  • Counselor recommendation
  • Current transcript

Download and print an application (only after completing step one and being informed you qualify).

Submit your application by mail or hand deliver to our office, staff member, or advisor.

Step Three: Interview

Schedule an interview with a program staff member.

Any Questions?

Please feel free to contact us. We can be reached by phone at 510.430.2177.

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Contact Information
TRIO Programs
Reinhardt Hall C Wing
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
P: 510.430.2177
F: 510.430.2309
E: trio@mills.edu

Directions to TRIO Office
from Mills campus entrance

Last Updated: 5/5/15