Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a free pre-college program that helps eligible U.S. military veterans brush up on their academic skills.
The VUB program is specifically designed to help veterans refresh their academic skills so that they can prepare for and successfully complete the postsecondary education of their choice (university, technical/community college or vocational/technical program). VUB projects are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and serve eligible veterans across the nation.
Students’ lives consist of more than academics. Your personal life and well-being are important as well. Caring mentors guide you to stay on track with your studies, and personal counseling opportunities provide support and encouragement as you pursue your goals. If necessary, VUB can refer you to other veterans’ services.
VUB can help provide:
- A Foundation for Academic Success - Has it been a while since your last high school class? Your enrollment in VUB provides resources to help you succeed in college. You can take refresher classes in basic skills, math, grammar, composition, literature, computers, lab sciences and Spanish. Tutoring services help you brush up and focus on areas that need special attention.
- College Preparation - Although the path to college may seem overwhelming at times, you are not alone. Academic counselors can help you strategize your plan of study, explore your college options and choose the right school for you. The experts at VUB also can help you complete your college applications and apply for financial aid. Workshops in college study skills will help you prepare for navigating the college environment and succeeding in the classroom.
- Personal Support - VUB services do not stop at academic preparation. You have access to counselors on staff who can assist you with personal counseling issues and with referrals to area agencies assisting veterans. TTC's mentoring program also is available for additional support.
- Career Development - With VUB, you can receive guidance and career counseling to help you make career choices. From identifying your strengths and areas of interest to researching projected salaries, the career development component of VUB provides valuable information to assist you.