PCUB is a federal TRiO program funded by the US Department of Education. PCUB seeks to serve individuals who are either potential first-generation college students or who come from a financially disadvantaged background, or both. The goal is to assist the participants to successfully graduate from high school, enroll in college and earn a degree.
All services are provided at no cost to the participants and their families.
PCUB provides academic opportunities including:
- a professional staff that is energetic, caring, and committed to helping you be successful in your educational pursuits;
- an extraordinary atmosphere at a major college campus—the University of Tennessee, Knoxville—for all the program’s year-round activities;
- exceptional opportunities to explore other colleges and universities, careers, financial aid options, tutoring, academic subjects, and college simulation during the summer; and
- an exciting place to meet new friends, have fun, and take the next step in fulfilling and achieving your lifetime dreams and goals.
- Academic instruction
- Tutoring in core subjects
- College admissions information
- Financial literacy
- Career exploration
- Academic advising
- Needs assessments
- Preparation for the ACT
- College visits and community service
- Exposure to college life and experience
- Academic and summer components
The PCUB serves students from high schools in Knox County (Carter, Gibbs, South-Doyle, and West), Blount County (Heritage and William Blount), and Sevier County (Northview Academy and Sevier County High).