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GEAR UP Wyoming

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federally-funded, statewide grant in Wyoming that provides services to 2,000 7th-12th grade, income-eligible students annually.

The goal of GEAR UP is to increase the number of eligible students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. To accomplish our goal, we provide academic support, college preparation, and family services through GEAR UP offices located in each of the seven community colleges in Wyoming.

We also provide educator training and work to sponsor school improvement initiatives in collaboration with local Wyoming school districts and the Wyoming Department of Education. 

Interested in applying, or wondering if you're eligible? Check out our locations around the state and apply to the GEAR UP Wyoming program closest to you! Send questions to

GEAR UP Wyoming is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education totaling $3,430,000 annually with an additional $3,430,000 annually provided by in-kind and scholarship contributions. 




ACT Prep Sessions: Click here to learn more about ACT Prep Sessions coming up in December 2021, January 2022, and February 2022. These free virtual workshops are offered to GEAR UP Wyoming participants who want to boost their score on Wyoming's most important college admissions test: the ACT.


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GEAR UP Wyoming

SEO, University of Wyoming

Dept. 3808

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Knight Hall 330

Phone: (307) 766-6189


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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