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 California State University, Fullerton

Gear Up Students



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GEAR UP partners with schools, local school districts, local colleges and universities, and community partners to actively engage students, parents, teachers, faculty, and administrators to infuse a college-going culture on junior high and high school campuses. Our services are designed to increase the number of students progressing onto higher education, and to equip them to be successful in the baccalaureate and beyond.

GEAR UP services aim to meet the following objectives:

  • Enhance academic achievement in mathematics and language arts

  • Provide on-time intervention to ensure academic success and increase student and parent knowledge of postsecondary options and financial aid

  • Develop a college-going culture among school sites and among families

  • Promote systemic change aimed at increasing the number of students prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education