• Success is up2U

    up2U is a scholarship program that allows you to earn money for junior- and senior-year tuition at our up2U partner universities.


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An up2U student will NEVER tell you...

  1. "You have to fill out an application." No, you don't. To participate in up2U, there's no application form to complete. All you have to do is register for an orientation session. Scroll to the bottom of this page to register for an orientation session.
  2. "You have to pay a fee." There's no fee for participation in up2U, but a transfer scholarship awaits you upon successful completion of the program.
  3. "You have to have a high GPA." While it's certainly important to maintain solid academic standing while enrolled at M State, your GPA is not the only factor in determining the amount of your transfer scholarship.

Success is up to you!

Success is up to you!


What is up2U?

up2U is a unique program designed to support learning and motivate students to persist toward community college completion, university transfer and university degree completion. At the core of the program is a scholarship award at an up2U partner university. The amount of the award is based on the leveraging between the cumulative GPA and overall competency demonstrated on the Collegiate Learning Assessment + (CLA+) performance task. The skills measured by the CLA+ are critical thinking, problem solving and effective writing, skills highly valued by M State, universities and employers.


What's up with up2U?

The up2U program can lead to significant savings from a scholarship award at one of our up2U partner universities. This program is designed to prepare you for success at M State and beyond!

  • The average amount of student loan debt incurred by university graduates is $29,000. Completion of the up2U program can lead to a scholarship award at one of our partner universities, thus reducing the amount of student loan debt and its lingering burden on students.
  • Today's employers are looking for employees who can think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively. up2U supports students in developing and mastering these skills considered essential for access to and success in the workplace.


Is up2U for you?

To be eligible for the up2U program, you must be enrolled as a first-time college student at M State. Current and transfer students are not eligible.

As a concurrent enrollment or PSEO student, you are eligible for up2U following high school graduation if you:

  • Earn at least 9 credits at M State in the fall semester immediately following high school graduation
  • Have a break between your high school graduation and enrollment at M State, and you have not taken any college courses during this time
  • Have earned fewer than 30 credits from M State, including PSEO and concurrent credits, and your M State GPA meets the requirement set by up2U transfer university

If you meet the eligibility requirements, the next step is to sign up for up2U Orientation.


What do you do in up2U?

up2U student responsibilities to M State:

  • Earn a minimum of 9 credits per semester
  • Register for and take the CLA+ performance task assessment upon entry (at 0 credits) and during the last semester prior to transfer
  • Attend optional performance task workshops that reinforce what you learn in your classes and provide additional practice and instruction in mastering the core skills assessed by the CLA+
  • Complete an AA, AFA or AS transfer degree within three years from the first semester enrolled at M State
  • Notify M State of intended major and transfer university
  • Respond to up2U program communication using your M State student email address

up2U student responsibilities to university partners can be viewed here.


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