GEAR UP Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone can be in GEAR UP. We provide services for current tenth- and eleventh-grade students in the Rome City School District.

There is no application to join GEAR UP. If you are interested, please contact us and we will provide you with information.

MVCC GEAR UP is a cohort program, meaning we are supporting students currently in tenth and eleventh grade until they graduate from high school (graduation years 2024 and 2025, respectively).

GEAR UP is FREE. We are a discretionary grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.