About Us

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs – GEAR UP – is a federally funded program that helps prepare middle and high school students for college through academic preparation programs and scholarships for students, leadership training for parents, professional development activities for educators, and college access information for students and parents.

This national initiative began in 1998 to encourage more American youth to have high expectations, stay in school, study hard and take the right courses to prepare for college.

The Seminole State College GEAR UP program is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students their entire middle and high school career in order to make them successful college students.  GEAR UP is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education annually.

The OK, GO College! GEAR UP Program is proud to serve the following schools: