Get involved with GEAR UP
To be eligible, you must:
- Enter the program in 7th or 8th grade
- Attend one of the NJ GEAR UP target schools
- Be eligible for free or reduced price lunch
- Show motivation to attend college
NJ GEAR UP Services *
*Services such as test preparation and tutoring may be available for additional students who are not on the official GEAR UP roster. Contact the program in your city for more information.
** Scholarships are available for students who start the GEAR UP program in 7th grade, complete the program, graduate from high school, and enroll in a New Jersey college or university. Contingent upon federal funding.
How to Join NJ GEAR UP
There is no cost to enroll in NJ GEAR UP or to attend activities. For more information on how to get involved, contact the program director in your city. To become an NJ GEAR UP student, you must:
- Complete an application
- Attend an interview with your parents or guardian
- Sign a participation contract