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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.

PCUB Services

  • 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

Service Area

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).