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College Planning

Take advantage of the resources below to help you gain familiarity with the college process. They can be helpful in preparing for things like college tours or determining the best way to use important faculty such as your advisor.

GEAR UP Birmingham(GUB) is proud to partner with the Alabama Community College System(ACCS) to offer college tuition waivers to all GUB students and their eligible legal guardians. The waiver is available to the students of the Birmingham cohort upon successful completion of high school who meet the specified criteria for college admission. The GUB College tuition waiver is also available to the legal guardians of GUB students who are currently enrolled in the cohort and qualify for admission at any two-year institution or technical college within the ACCS.

Financial Education

Take control of your financial life, with the help of our provided resources. Learn ways to balance your income and expenses to make a plan for budgeting, retirement savings and more.

Career and Technical Education

Goodwill Community Foundation has several helpful tools to help you start your career, begin the job search and improve the skills you need for job success.

Career Interest Inventory

Take these two assessments to begin gathering information about yourself to help your career exploration process.

Resource Map

The map below, designed by United Way of Central Alabama, helps connect Gear Up parents, students, teachers, and staff with academic and community resources.


Below are a list of helpful websites to assist you on your journey to ensuring that students are both college and career ready.


An informed community is a strong community. Check out the helpful community resources below.

Online Learning

Below you will find a list of helpful tools to help you succeed in the classroom. These platforms can help you with studying and test preparation for all subject areas.


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