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The mission of GEAR UP is to prepare middle and high school students for college through academic preparation programs and scholarships for students, professional development activities for educators, and college access information for students and parents.

Gaining Early Awareness Readiness for Undergraduate Programs - GEAR UP

Purpose

The GEAR UP (GU) Program is a federally funded program college preparatory program designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.GEAR UP is a national initiative that began in 1998 to encourage more American youth to have high expectations, stay in school, study hard and take the right courses to prepare for college.

Participants

Schools currently participating in GEAR UP are Luther "Nick" Jeralds Middle, Westover Middle, and Anne Chesnutt Middle, E.E. Smith High, Westover High and Seventy-First High schools. GU currently serves student in the 8th-12th grades.

Services

The program provides early college preparation and awareness services through tutoring, mentoring, academic advising/counseling, career/college exploration, academic workshops and other support services for students, educators and parents.

For more information, please call the Office of College Access Programs at (910) 672-1034 or click here to visit our homepage.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

 

 

 

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GEAR UP

OFFICE OF COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAMS
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Helen T. Chick Building, Room 120

Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone: 910- 672-1034
Fax: 910-672-1699
gearup@uncfsu.edu

Dr. Teresa Thompson-Pinckney - Director
Melody Cole-  Assistant Director

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