Pre-College Enrichment Programs


At Vaughn College, we offer pre-college enrichment programs designed for high school students who want to get a head start on preparing for their college education.

Upward Bound Program

Upward Bound provides academic, social and cultural experiences during the high school years which will greatly increase the probability of students enrolling in college and graduating from college. This program encourages and addresses the needs required to successfully complete high school and post-secondary education. This program is a federal TRIO program funded by the US Department of Education.

For more information, contact Ms. Nicole Nguyen ( or Ms. Melissa Teixeira (

Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP)

The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) prepares historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged secondary school students for entry into postsecondary degree programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and the licensed professions.

For more information on the STEP program, contact Dr. Edgar Troudt (