UChicago Upward Bound Students learning about "Tissue Engineering" at Rutgers University Dr. Joseph Freeman's Lab

UChicago Upward Bound Students learning about "Tissue Engineering" at Rutgers University Dr. Joseph Freeman's Lab

Students Engaging in Enrichment Activities

We are college bound!

Students Engaging in Enrichment Activities

UChicago Upward Bound visits St. Augustine College

UChicago Upward Bound visits St. Augustine College

Students Engaging in Enrichment Activities

Spring Break 2014

UChicago Upward Bound College Tour

Students Engaging in Enrichment Activities

A Gates Millennium Scholar

UChicago Upward Bound student, Daweed Abdiel, is a Gates Millennium Scholar!

Students Engaging in Enrichment Activities

Getting Started

The Office of Special Programs-College Prep (OSP-CP), with the Collegiate Scholars Program (CSP) and Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP), is one of three programs operating under the Office of Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago.  All three programs work with area high schools.

Working with the Community to Support Academic Excellence Since 1968

For the last four decades, the Office of Special Programs-College Prep has helped more than 4000 low-income, academically challenged, and potential first-generation college students prepare for and complete high school and higher education.

Interested in the Office of Special Programs-College Prep? Please review our eligibility requirements and apply!

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A Quick Look at OSP-CP

View the slideshow to learn about the programming OSP-CP offers then explore our website for more information.