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Important Update:

The UCO campus is closed Wed. Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving. Central will transition from in-person instruction to virtual instruction after Thanksgiving Break until the end of the semester, Nov. 30-Dec. 23. All members of the campus community are encouraged to continue COVID-19 protocols when away from campus. For more information, view the university's coronavirus webpage

GEAR UP is an acronym for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. It's a federally funded grant program, designed to increase the number of cohort students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary instruction.

GEAR UP Central and  GEAR UP Connect have partnered with three area school districts to provide opportunities for the classes of 2020 and 2025. GEAR UP will provide support services for these students as they progress through middle school, high school and into their first year of college.

Program Services

  • Tutoring/Homework Assistance
  • College Campus Visits
  • Career Exploration Activities
  • Financial Aid Counseling/Advising
  • Academic Planning/Career Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Educational Field Trips
  • SAT/ACT Test Preparation
  • Summer Programs
  • AP/Honor Classes Support

Currently Serving: Del City, Midwest City, Millwood and Western Heights High Schools.


Contact Us

Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

University Suites Room #4112
*First floor next to Broncho Grill

Phone: 405-974-3751