Oregon GEAR UP offers a variety of publications that help advance our mission of increasing the college attendance and success for low-income students. The handouts, posters, workshops and newsletters are all available for free download.

Critical Resources for First-Year College Students at Oregon Colleges & Universities

­Educators can support students' transition to college and encourage self-advocacy using this directory of on-campus student support services at Oregon colleges and universities. These on-campus resources are the ones identified by the colleges as those best equipped to help students address common barriers to success: financial (financial aid, finding a job, needing social services), academic (advising and tutoring), health (physical and mental), and social (adjusting to the college community or fitting in).

GEAR UP Brochure

A half-page handout with the basics of Oregon GEAR UP: what we do, who we serve, and our theoretical model for change.

GEAR UP Postcard

A snapshot of what we do and who serve in a handy 6" x 4.25" postcard size.

It's A Plan

A series of comprehensive online and print checklists and resources for educators, students and families developed by Oregon GEAR UP specifically aimed at getting students through the college application, financial aid and transition process from middle school through senior year as well as the first year of college. Family checklists are available in Spanish as well.

Job Shadow Guide

A self-reflection tool for students participating in job shadows, as well as evaluations. Brought to you by Education Northwest and Oregon GEAR UP. Designed to be printed as a folded booklet on 8.5"x11" paper.

Middle School Parent Guide

A downloadable guide for parents of middle school students on the steps to take in 6th, 7th and 8th grades to prepare for college. Also available in Spanish. Designed to be printed as a folded booklet on 8.5"x11" paper.

Parent Newsletters

Monthly parent newsletters with college readiness information for grades 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12, plus quarterly newsletters for parents of college students. Add your events and contact information to customize for your school! Also available in Spanish.

Parent Workshops

A series of workshops for parents including basic information about GEAR UP, colleges and financial aid. Includes agendas and power points.

Poster: Oregon Colleges Map

Large format (36" x 24") poster with Oregon's 2-year and 4-year colleges (does not include branch campuses or centers).

Posters: The ABC's of College

Download and print this set of 8.5"x11" posters for display in your classroom or hallway - each page displays one term related to college or getting ready for college.

Posters: The Benefits of College

Help create a college-going culture in your classroom and school hallways by adorning the walls with this series of 11"x17" posters that share why students should go to college. Note: In order to print properly, you may need to save the PDF to your desktop first.

Undocumented Students in Oregon

Information for educators, students and parents about applying and paying for college for undocumented students. Includes links to scholarship lists and other helpful resource guides; download it in Spanish as well. Designed to be printed as a folded booklet on 8.5"x11" paper.