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 California State University, Fullerton

Gear Up Students



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GEAR UP partners with schools, the district, local college, and universities and community partners to actively engage students, parents, teachers, faculty, and administrators to infuse a college-going culture for all students. Our services are designed to increase the number of students progressing onto higher education, be successful in the baccalaureate, and beyond.

GEAR UP services are aimed to address the following:

  • Enhance academic achievement in mathematics and language arts
  • Provide on-time intervention to ensure academic success increase student and parent knowledge of postsecondary options and financial aid
  • Develop a college going culture among families and school sites, and Promote systemic change aimed at increasing the number of students prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.