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FAQ's

HOW DO I APPLY TO TRI-COUNTY UPWARD BOUND ?

A.  TCUB normally accepts 9th graders and 10 graders as participants.  Retaining participants in TCUB through high school graduation is one of our goals.  Applications can be requested from your high school counselor, the Tri-County Upward Bount advisor visiting your school or by calling 931-221-6410.  Applications are also available online at www.apsu.edu/tcub .

 

Q.  What factors are considered before I am accepted to participate in TCUB?

A.  1. your family income and educational level

      2. teacher/counselor references

      3. academic record review showing your potential to enroll in and complete college

      4. an interview with a TCUB counselor

      5. your career and educational goals

 

WHAT KINDS OF SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY TRI-CO?

       1. career advisement

       2. educational advisement

       3. financial Aid advisement

       4. limited, short-term personal advisement

 

IN ADDITION TO ADVISING, WHAT OTHER KINDS OF SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?

Tutoring, academic instruction, career testing, ACT Registration and fee waivers, college admission fee waivers, academic advising, professional guest speakers, cultural awareness and social

 

WHAT IF I DISCOVER THAT TRI-CO IS NOT A GOOD 'FIT' FOR ME AFTER I HAVE JOINED?

You always have the option to withdraw from the program.  Participation in TRi-Co is completely voluntary.  However, you must regularly participate in TRi-Co events to be able to continue with the program from year to year.  In fact, if you are not committed to self- improvement and actually enrolling in college, it is best not to apply to TRi-Co.  Joining TRi-Co is a commitment to personal, academic and social growth.  At the conclusion of each Summer Session, each participant’s effort, dedication to self-improvement and academic progress is assessed by TCUB staff.   If your academic performance during the summer or at your high school is poor due to lack of effort, you will be dropped from the program.  Likewise, students who are chronic behavioral problems for TRi-Co staff will also be dropped from the program.

 

Q.  I am seriously considering enlisting in military service following high school graduation.  Should I join TCUB? 

A.  Applicants who are serious about enlisting in the military should not apply.  Recruiters regularly visit our target high schools and will provide the services that you need for this career path.