What is GEAR UP?

In October 2016, Georgia received its first statewide GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program) Grant. On behalf of the Governor’s Office, the University System of Georgia will administer the seven-year, $21-million-dollar grant awarded by US Department of Education.

Our Objective

Increase targeted Cohort and Priority Students academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education

Increase percentage of targeted Cohort and Priority Students who graduate from high school and enroll in a post-secondary institution

Increase student and family knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation, financing and careers

Increase targeted Cohort and Priority student persistence rates for year one of post-secondary education

Provided to Georgia Students

All GEAR UP Georgia students will be provided with supportive services to help them receive their high school diploma, prepare for post-secondary education, prepare for careers and support through their first year of college.