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Application and Guidelines

If you or the student you are recommending meet the criteria discussed in Who Can Participate / Eligibility then please continue with completing the entire application. Also please provide the following required documents:

Personal Information

  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Permanent resident card, if applicable, front and back
  • Copy of federal income tax form for your most recent 1040 or 1040A, not W2 Form
  • Benefits letter from Social Security and/or Social Services for your most recent year if applicable

Information from the School

  • Current school report card
  • Official school transcripts
  • Essay/personal statement
  • Three teacher recommendation letters  – language arts, mathematics, science
  • Guidance counselor recommendation

Download the Montclair State University Upward Bound Application (PDF)