Pre-College Programs
North Foundation Hall, Room 106
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-4455
Fax: (248) 370-4463
8a.m. - 5p.m.
Mi Gear Up


The Michigan Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (MI GEAR UP) offers a variety of academic and social services to all eleventh grade students in the Oak Park and Pontiac school districts. Students will receive academic and social programming through their freshman year of college.   -Are you moving closer to a scholarship?

MI GEAR UP Gazette Spring 2014 (newsletter)
MI GEAR UP Gazette Fall 2011 (newsletter)

Teachers and Oakland University students provide after-school tutoring for MI GEAR UP students. In-school tutoring is also available at participating schools 

Saturday Academies 
Saturday Academies provide academic enrichment programs for student participants throughout the year. 

College Visits 
During the academic year, MI GEAR UP students spend a day visiting Oakland University in order to learn about the feasibility of higher education and to meet faculty, staff and students. During the summer, students participate in a residential program on the OU campus. 

Peer Mentoring 
Peer mentoring is available to MI GEAR UP students 

The Parent Program 
The Parent Program provides information about the importance of standardized testing, higher education and academic preparation for college, financial aid and scholarships, career opportunities and other pertinent topics. In addition, parents have the opportunity to serve on the MI GEAR UP Day Steering Committee. 

Staff Professional Development 
MI GEAR UP funds professional development for the faculty and staff of participating schools. 

Partner Schools

International Technology Academy
125 Montcalm
Pontiac, MI 48342
13701 Oak Park Blvd
Oak Park, MI 48237
1051 Arlene Ave
Pontiac, MI 48340