The University of Kansas GEAR UP

The two GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) programs at the University of Kansas provide an array of academic services, career exploration activities and other enrichment opportunities to students in Kansas City, Kan., and Topeka, Kan.


KU GEAR UP Diploma+
The mission of the University of Kansas GEAR UP Diploma+, in collaboration with Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, is to help all students from graduating classes of 2023 and 2024 develop academic skills necessary to increase enrollment and success in post-secondary education.

1333 Meadowlark Lane, Suite 202
Kansas City, KS 66104
Phone: 913-825-1800

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The goal of the GEAR UP program at Highland Park High School is to ensure that students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be prepared academically and financially to enter into, excel in, and graduate from post-secondary educational institutions.

305 Joseph R. Pearson Hall
1122 West Campus Road
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone: 785-864-9078
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