Upward Bound Projects

Summer Exchange


Application Process - How To Apply

The CSU, Chico Upward Bound Programs accept applications at any time.  In order to apply, you must be a student in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade and attend, or will be attending by fall semester, one of the 16 high schools we serve (see list below). Current 11th graders are encouraged to apply, however, the selection of 11th grade applicants are based on the availability of open spots at the time the application is received.



Schools the CSU, Chico Upward Bound Projects serve:

Chico High
Colusa High
Gridley High
Hamilton City High
Las Plumas High
Lindhurst High
Live Oak High (STEM only school)
Marysville High
Orland High


Oroville High
Paradise High
Pleasant Valley(STEM only school)
Red Bluff High
River Valley (STEM only school)
Yuba City High
Willows High (STEM only school)



*Each application packet includes a check off list.  Please make sure to follow the instructions on this list to prevent any delay in the processing of your application.

To complete an application, you can do the following:

1. Pick up an application from the counseling office at your school, complete it and send it in with the envelope provided.

2. Print out an application in English by clicking here or print one in Spanish by clicking here.

3. Mail COMPLETE packet to our office:

Upward Bound Projects
CSU, Chico SSC 392
Chico, CA 95929-0712

If you have any questions concerning our program or the application process, please do not hesitate to give us a call, 530-898-5181

Spring 2018 Recruitment Timeline

January 15 - Feb. 2 Student interviews at the schools
Febuary 2 - 23 Meetings to determine selections
March 1 Begin notifying students of their status
California State University, ChicoDivision of Student Affairs