College Access Programs

College Access Programs


SMU’s three college access programs – Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math Science, and Educational Talent Search – support the life and career success of Dallas students through high school and college. Our services are provided at no cost to eligible students. Learn more.

About Us

Our staff is committed to providing a nurturing and caring environment to help disadvantaged students overcome academic and financial barriers in higher education. Learn more.

Partners & Resources

Get resources for students, parents and college resources. Learn more.

“Upward Bound set me on a course to know that college was very attainable, and with the right study habits and work ethic, that just like high school, I could conquer it.”

— Chris Davis

“My experience with Upward Bound has given me my vision. The passion that I have comes from Upward Bound.”

— Devan Reynolds

“Upward Bound is about being able to move yourself up into someone who’s better than you are now.”

— Jose Mata