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About Veterans Upward Bound

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Opening Doors of Opportunity

The Veterans Upward Bound Program (VUB) empowers veterans to pursue a college education. VUB helps veterans smoothly transition into college-level courses and successfully navigate the college enrollment process. Veterans can take advantage of FREE college prep classes in Computer Science, English, Mathematics, Typing, Foreign Languages, and Science. VUB is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Provided FREE of Charge:

  • Classes & Services (Day / Evening)
  • Academic Counseling
  • College Advisement
  • College & Financial Aid Application Assistance
  • GI Bill / Work Study Information

Eligibility Criteria

  • Low-income or first-generation college-bound
  • Other than a dishonorable discharge
  • Completed a minimum of 180 days of active service
  • Reservist having completed a minimum of 30 days of active service

2021 Class Schedule

Winter 2021: January 25, 2021 – March 5, 2021
Spring 2021: April 19, 2021 – May 28, 2021
Summer 2021: July 12, 2021 – August 20, 2021

The Veterans Upward Bound Program is designed to meet the needs of your personal schedule, and you can take as many classes as you like within the time frame listed. English, Mathematics and Computer Science courses are all one-hour classes taught virtually by experienced instructors. Typing, Foreign Languages, and Science are self-paced, web-based courses and can be taken any time Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. All new students must attend the New Student Orientation (details below).

New Student Orientation
All new students must attend orientation. You will receive an overview of the Program, meet fellow VUB participants, complete the application process, and receive one-on-one educational counseling. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and receive an assessment of your current academic standing. Remember—all of these services are FREE! The Veterans Upward Bound Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education TRiO Programs.

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Courses Offered

Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Levels


  • Grammar
  • Composition
  • College-Level Writing


  • Basic / Practical
  • Pre-Algebra / Geometry / Pre-Calculus
  • College Prep


  • Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Office 2019 Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Internet Research

TYPING (Self-paced)

FOREIGN LANGUAGES (Self-paced;web-based)

SCIENCE (Self-paced; web-based)

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Day Schedule

Mondays & Wednesdays
Tuesdays (Advanced Study & TECH day)

Period 1: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Period 2: 10:00 am – 11:00 am 
Period 3: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Evening Schedule

Wednesdays & Thursdays

Period 1: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Period 2: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Period 3: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tuesdays (Advanced Study & Tech day)

9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Fridays: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

*College Readiness Academy

A series of workshops that provide vital information and prepare students to smoothly transition into college.

For more information contact: Angelica Escalante Jacquelyn Flores
323.723.2801  — 

Located on the corner of Olympic & Goodrich in the TELACU Center 

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Veterans Upward Bound   
5400 E Olympic Blvd, Suite 210 Los Angeles, CA 90022