Don't worry about college ... Get ready for it!

  • Get help graduating from high school
  • Get help exploring careers
  • Get help getting into college

About Us 

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) works to increase income-eligible students’ academic skills, help them graduate from high school and help them enroll in college. We also assist our students to persist from first year to second year of college.

Explore careers, visit college campuses, and apply for college admission and financial aid! During the school year, you’ll receive tutorial assistance, life skills workshops and leadership development opportunities.

Parents can find and get help to understand college enrollment and financial aid resources. During the summer, you can take advantage of summer leadership academies on the LCCC campus.




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GEAR UP Program Objectives

    • Increase academic preparation and performance levels suited for post-secondary education.
    • Increase rates of high school graduation and participation in post-secondary education.
    • Increase GEAR UP students’ and their families’ knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation and financing

Benefits for GEAR UP Students and Families

College Preparation

  • Advising and support in taking college preparation curriculum 
  • ACT/PLAN/EXPLORE preparation 
  • College exploration 
  • College application and planning

College Exploration

  • Job shadowing and job site visits
  • Kuder Career Planning System
  • Career coaching

Financial Aid

  • Information about college costs and funding options 
  • Assistance with FAFSA completion 
  • Scholarship information and direction 
  • LCCC tuition and fees

GEAR UP Statewide

Gear UpGEAR UP is funded by the Department of Education. Below are GEAR UP programs around the state. The GEAR UP grant is managed at University of Wyoming, with student programming coordinated through each of Wyoming’s seven community colleges.

GEAR UP Wyoming is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $3,548,876 annually with an additional $3,548,876 annually provided by in-kind and scholarship contributions.