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GEAR UP

GEAR UP Survey - Please take survey by Dec. 21, 2018
Please complete this survey (a SCHEV mandate) ASAP. Your cooperation and efforts are appreciated in getting this assessment completed. The purpose of the survey is to collect college-going cultural data for our GEAR UP students.


GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). 

The goals of the GEAR UP Virginia (GUV) program are to increase academic performance and college preparation; increase the number of students in rigorous courses; increase knowledge of college and financial aid among students and their families; improve college readiness rates; and increase college enrollment rates of GUV students.  The 2014-2021 GUV cohort participants will be eligible to receive a one-time, one-term scholarship to use during college.

For more information regarding the GEAR UP Program please contact the GEAR UP Coordinator(s) at your child's high school.