Current Students


College Readiness Program

GEAR UP is a federally funded program that provides students with the tools and resources they will need to successfully complete high school while preparing for post-secondary education (college, trade school, etc.).

GEAR UP provides the following services at no cost:

  • Tutoring and homework assistance
  • A GU class for elective credits designed to help students excel in their other classes
  • Comprehensive mentoring
  • College and career exploration
  • Financial literacy, financial aid, and scholarship information/help
  • Summer programs
  • College and career tours
  • Family events
  • Support with college applications
  • ACT prep and two free ACT tests

There is no cost to participate in the GU program; however, eligibility is based on household income criteria. An application can be submitted at If you would like to sign more than one student up for the program then you will need to complete a separate application for each student, if you have a student that has already completed an application in the past there is no need to submit a new one.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you,

Brian S. Richards | Counselor
Brianne Malone | Outreach Mentor
Utah Valley University | 385-200-0339


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