GEAR UP North Carolina

GEAR UP stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs” and is a national college access initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education. As a state grantee, GEAR UP NC implements the following program model serving students, families, and educators from 2012-19.

  • Four cohorts of students in target schools starting with the 7th graders and following them through high school graduation and into the 1st year of postsecondary education. Cohorts of 7th grade students begin in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16.
  • 12th grade students annually in target schools, serving students through high school graduation and into the 1st year of postsecondary education.
  • Statewide dissemination of college access information.


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RT @ncsuadmissions: Prepping 4 @GEARUPNC Day next week! So excited 2 promote college access in the new & improved Talley Student Center! ht… Fri, 2014-02-28 12:12
RT @MyBigFuture: #College costs can be confusing. This guide helps you get the best estimate of yours. Mon, 2014-03-03 15:31
RT @ACTStudent: Don't forget this Friday is the deadline to register without a late fee for the ACT test held on April 12th! Mon, 2014-03-03 15:52
RT @MyBigFuture: Unlike loans, federal Pell grants don’t have to be repaid! Learn about #Pell and whether you qualify: Tue, 2014-03-04 08:23
RT @PQGEARUP: Career & College Promise presentation to rising seniors and juniors. @COA_Dolphins Tue, 2014-03-04 10:02
RT @NCStateDASATech: The results should be interesting! Great contest for incoming #ncstate18 students by @ncsuadmissions Wed, 2014-03-05 13:30
RT @UNCWFINAID: Did you select the data retrieval tool when completing the #FAFSA? If not, here is a Youtube link explaining how: http://t.… Wed, 2014-03-05 13:30
RT @CollegeBoard: There's lots of buzz about the #newSAT. Get the facts at and by following @OfficialSAT. http://t.c… Thu, 2014-03-06 14:40
RT @khanacademy: It’s time to level the playing field! We're partnering with @CollegeBoard to offer free SAT test prep: Thu, 2014-03-06 14:41
RT @PQGEARUP: First day of the Girl Scouts BFF mentoring program! GEAR UP seniors mentoring 7th grade GEAR UP girls. #payitforward @girlsco Fri, 2014-03-07 15:22
RT @college_adviser: Who got in? #turninacceptanceletters #studentstrong Tue, 2014-03-11 11:00
Check out the March 2014 GEAR UP in Action E-Blast! Tue, 2014-03-11 14:47
RT @PQGEARUP: Fayetteville State University admissions representative is at PCHS today 9-10:30! #GEARUPworks Wed, 2014-03-12 09:42
RT @GEARRCS: Special thanks to the college representatives for attending the MHS fair @GEARUPNC @Post_Panthers @cnsmith109 Wed, 2014-03-12 15:58
RT @GEARRCS: 1st Annual Post Secondary Educational Fair at MHS @GEARUPNC @cnsmith109 @Post_Panthers Wed, 2014-03-12 15:58
RT @GEARUP_Pamlico: Checking out the stars as we travel to spend a great day with @UNCWilmington #GEARUPworks Thu, 2014-03-13 08:17
RT @PQGEARUP: We've got a bus full of 7th graders and parents on the way to UNCW GEAR UP Day! @UNCW_Admissions #seahawksforaday Thu, 2014-03-13 08:44
RT @PQGEARUP: Train wreck teamwork activity with Lenoir and Pamlico counties. #gettingtoknowyou @GEARUPNC Thu, 2014-03-13 10:05
RT @UNCW_Admissions: We are so happy to have @GEARUPNC students on #UNCW's campus today! @GEARUP_Pamlico @PQGEARUP Thu, 2014-03-13 11:41
Many thanks to @UNCW_Admissions for hosting today's GEAR UP Day for our middle school students! #collegebound #GEARUPworks Thu, 2014-03-13 11:43