Thank you for your interest in the Waubonsee Upward Bound Program, a college completion program serving students at East Aurora High School, Aurora, IL

Eligibility is determined after a careful review of the New Student Application, academic records, recommendation letters, and family interview. We do not accept applications from students who have begun the 12th grade. Only students attending or planning to attend East Aurora High School, Aurora IL are eligible for the Waubonsee Upward Bound Program.

Please contact us for an application at or you may download one from the link to your right. 

Application Process

STEP 1 - Complete and submit the New Student Application and attach the following documents:

  • Unofficial transcript or most recent grade report;
  • Copy of student’s Birth Certificate;
  • Copy of student’s Social Security Card; and
  • Signed copy of parent / guardian’s federal tax return for the previous calendar year

STEP 2 - Once your application is processed, we will contact you to schedule a family interview.  Flexible scheduling and bilingual staff are available.  Admission decisions are typically made within 14 days.

STEP 3 - New students must successfully complete a 10-60 day observation period before being admitted into the program. Students are expected to participate until they graduate high school, and maintain academic and participation standards.

Applications may be submitted in person at East Aurora High School, Upward Bound Class Room 201, or mailed to:
Waubonsee Community College
TRIO Upward Bound Manager
Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554