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GEAR UP Beyond Bridge Program

Fill out your interest form today and begin your Husky Experience on the right foot!

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Program & Application Details


This academy offers a comprehensive blend of academic preparation, personal development, and community building. The program is specially designed to provide incoming freshman GEAR UP Achievers & RISE UP students with a smooth transition into your college journey. It will be held two weeks before the start of fall semester.

Program Dates

2-week program

  • Week 1 (Virtual): September 9 – 13, 2024. Daily from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Week 2 (In person): September 16 – 20, 2024. Daily from 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM


Part virtual and part on the University of Washington – Seattle campus.


Students who are in GEAR UP Achievers South King County or GEAR UP RISE UP programs and will be attending the University of Washington – Seattle in the fall of 2024.

Program Goals

  • Academic Readiness: Take a math course! Equip students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for success in college-level coursework.
  • Personal Growth: Foster personal development and resilience through workshops, mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities.
  • Community Connection: Establish a supportive network among peers, faculty, and staff to cultivate a sense of belonging and engagement within the university community.

Application Dates

Applications Open – April 22, 2024
Priority Deadline – August 9, 2024
Applications Close – August 23, 2024

Application Process

Step 1
Complete this interest form. Once complete, an application will be sent to you via the email you provide.

Interest Form

Step 2
Complete and return the program application you received in your email before the application deadline.

What’s in it for You?

  • Confidence Boost: Build confidence in your academic abilities and your readiness to tackle the challenges of college life.
  • Smooth Transition: Ease the transition from high school to college by providing a supportive environment and comprehensive resources.
  • Early Connections: Forge meaningful connections with fellow students, faculty, and staff, laying the foundation for a successful and fulfilling college experience.
  • Academic Preparedness: Equip students with the tools and strategies needed to excel academically from day one.
  • Personal Empowerment: Empower students to take ownership of their learning journey and navigate the complexities of university life with resilience and determination.

Want to Know More?

Find out more about the GEAR UP Beyond Bridge Program in a Zoom Info Session, coming soon in May, June and July!