The vision of PA State GEAR UP is equitable College Access and Success for students which aims to increase enrollment and first-year to second-year persistence in postsecondary education.

What is GEAR UP?

GEAR UP stands for
Awareness and
Readiness for

It is a federal grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to support students and families. The Pennsylvania State GEAR UP grant was awarded to Shippensburg University on behalf of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Why have GEAR UP?

To help students Reach for the Future!

GEAR UP’s goal is to raise expectations to increase student high school graduation rates and enrollment in college.

College is possible for all students, including you!


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For Students

For Families, Educators, and Partners