What is West Virginia GEAR UP?

WV GEAR UP is a federally funded, six-year program aimed at Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. GEAR UP provides rigorous educational services to help students plan, apply and pay for education and training beyond high school. The program serves schools within ten counties.

2013-2014 Annual Survey

School personnel at GEAR UP schools are invited to participate in the annual survey from April 28 through June 2, 2014. Click here to take the survey and share your experiences with WV GEAR UP.

HEROs: Higher Education Readiness Officers

Students in WV GEAR UP schools can be HEROs (Higher Education Readiness Officers). HEROs help their school, their classmates and their community to dream big and get ready for college.They rally their communities to help everyone have a chance to succeed. Click here to go to the HEROs news page.

Sign up for School and Regional Events

Click here to search and register for events happening in your area.

West Virginia GEAR UP hosts dozens of events in our communities each year. Click here to learn about things happening in your area, or to sign up for an event you want to attend.

Contact us at (304) 558-0655 or
West Virginia GEAR UP is coordinated by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.