For GEAR UP TN Students and Families

What is GEAR UP TN?

GEAR UP TN is a federally funded college access program that aims to expand the college-going culture in Tennessee and empower students to succeed.

Funded through a seven-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, GEAR UP TN works with  15 counties across the state to promote college readiness and success. GEAR UP TN schools in these 15 counties receive direct services through the GEAR UP TN grant. GEAR UP TN also aims to provide educators, parents, and students across the state with resources and information on the college-going process.

For more information on GEAR UP TN, visit the About GEAR UP TN page.

How do I know if I am part of GEAR UP TN (or if my student is)?

You are considered a GEAR UP TN student if you are a class of 2018 student at one of these high schools.

What services are available through GEAR UP TN?

GEAR UP TN students have access to tutoring, mentoring, after-school activities, college and job site visits, individualized college planning sessions, financial aid counseling, and more. To learn more about how you can access these services, contact your local GEAR UP TN high school or your local GEAR UP TN site coordinator.

How do I find out more about GEAR UP TN?

Contact the GEAR UP TN central office, your local GEAR UP TN high school, or your GEAR UP TN site coordinator.

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