What is GEAR UP:

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs is what GEAR UP stands for. GEAR UP is a national college access program with the purpose of increasing the number of students in college and is dedicated to aiding students with the tools they will need to begin their journey in post-secondary education. Some of our services include:

  • Workshops for supplemental development
  • Educational field trips 
  • SAT/ACT Preparation 
  • College info nights
  • FREE school supplies
  • Scholarship opportunities

A word from the students

"I am a sophomore at the University of Michigan - Dearborn and GEAR UP is still greatly a part of my life. I currently work in the GEAR UP office and the experience has forever changed my life. I have received endless support, resources, skills and much more from the GEAR UP staff and the people I've worked with have become like family. I am forever grateful and I hope the program continues." -Deyonna C


"GEAR UP is a great program that has given students like me, the opportunity to network with professionals, explore college options and receive mentorship from GEAR UP advisors who exhaust all of their resources to make sure that their students enjoy, attend and graduate college." -A'Lyse Thomas 

Room 123
The Union @ Dearborn
780 Town Center Drive

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