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Program Description

QuESTT Upward Bound is a program that helps high school students get ready for college. It's especially for students whose parents haven't graduated from college and who may not have a lot of money. The main aim of this program is to help you finish high school and get into, and graduate from, college.


What the Program Offers

  • Classes in Key Subjects: You get lessons in math, science, writing, literature, and even foreign languages.

  • Tutoring and Advice: There's help with your schoolwork and personal advice to help you grow.

  • Test Prep: Get ready for big college entrance tests like the ACT or SAT.

  • Money Talks: You and your parents can learn how to manage money better and understand how college financing works.

  • Financial Aid Info: Get the details on how you can get financial help for college.

  • Career Planning: Figure out what careers might suit you.

  • College Info: Learn what you need to do to get into college.

  • Application Help: Get help filling out financial aid and college applications.

  • Scholarship Search: Assistance in finding and applying for scholarships.

  • Summer College Experience: Spend six weeks in a pretend college environment and even earn real college credits. The cost of these credits is covered by the program.


To apply for Upward Bound, you need to fill out a Student Information Form.


Summer College Enrollment

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (OSUIT) offers a single 3-credit college course each summer as part of the QuESTT program. The space for this is limited.


If you join these summer courses during the summer before your junior year, the summer before your senior year, and a special "Bridge" summer, you could earn up to 9 college credits before you officially start college. These credits can be transferred to the college you end up going to. The tuition and fees for these courses are all taken care of by OSUIT and QuESTT Upward Bound.


Available College Credits During Summer

  • Before Junior Year: 1 course, 3 credits

  • Before Senior Year: 1 course, 3 credits

  • Bridge Program: 1 course, 3 credits

  • Total: 9 credits


So basically, this program helps you get ahead in high school, prepares you for college, and even allows you to start earning college credits early. Plus, it offers a lot of support and resources to make sure you and your family are prepared for the college journey ahead.

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