CEDER evaluates a program that aims to increase the number of low-income and underrepresented students who are prepared to enter postsecondary education.
CEDER is the evaluation partner for the State of Michigan’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). The GEAR UP program is a federal grant designed to increase the number of low-income and underrepresented students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP services include college visits, academic advising, financial aid counseling and tutoring. Michigan’s 15 public universities serve as the program partners that work with local schools to deliver services to an entire cohort of students at that school. Michigan GEAR UP works with around 11,000 students from 85 schools who are now entering their senior year of high school.