College Placement Test
During the application process, Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) will administer Accuplacer testing as a means of interpreting a veteran's skill level in arithmetic, algebra, reading comprehension, and sentence skills. The average time to complete the test is about 1 1/2 hours. The initial test is labeled a "pre-test." At the end of the semester, we will administer a "post-test" to measure the student's progress in the various subjects. There is no cost to the veteran for taking either the pre- or post- test.
Interest Inventory (COPS)Some veterans know they want to get a degree, but are undecided as to what that degree should be. The COPS interest inventory questionnaire will help them to narrow their choices. Based on the individual's response to the questions on the COPS, a list of suggested occupations and college majors is discussed between the VUB counselor and the individual veteran. It takes about 20-30 minutes to complete the COPS and it is administered and coded free of charge.
Veterans Upward Bound will assist program participants in preparing for the General Educational Development (GED) test. Our instructors will tutor veterans in preparation for the math and English sections of the test. Arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis for social studies and science tutoring. The tests can be taken at the Weber State University Testing Center. The cost to the veteran is $11.00 for the writing/essay portion and $8.00 for the remaining sections of the test.
Financial Assistance Advising
ScholarshipsVUB participants are eligible to apply for the Utah TRIO Scholarship awarded annually to a deserving student and other scholarships that are advertised on this site periodically.
Financial AidThe VUB advisor as well as other VUB personnel are able to help veterans with the university financial aid application process.
Personnel can also direct veterans to other possible sources of financial aid for higher education.