Welcome to GEAR UP
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federally funded college access program designed to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education immediately after high school. We work in partnership with 10 school districts to provide college preparation activities to 15,000 middle and high school students and parents.
Preparing students to attend and excel in postsecondary education is our top priority! We have a variety of programs and resources to support your dreams. Check them out!
Parents & Families
Families are a key driver in their childs postsecondary success. We have developed resources to help you navigate the complex college process. Let's get started!
The GEAR UP staff across Western NC provides incredible insight and support to students and families. Check out our team, and reach out to see how you can get involved!