Our mission is to inspire students today so they can better prepare for tomorrow.
UpperCampus was founded by former business and technology executives from Google, Facebook and Oracle. Our extended team is comprised of educators, technologists, and entrepreneurs and is heavily grounded in building technology platforms that are functional, educational, engaging, fun, and social at the core.
Since the start of UpperCampus, the company has employed over 250 high school and college interns to help design and build the product FOR students. We firmly believe that the student is at the core of all we do, and thus having students as part of our team and helping to guide product direction is a must.
We hope you will join us in our mission to inspire students today, while preparing them for tomorrow.
As three dads with tech backgrounds, we saw a gap in our children's education as it related to college and career readiness. Our kids have all had amazing teachers and counselors to help direct them, but at the end of the day, the technology products used to support this process are lacking in educational and engaging capacities. We believe every student deserves a better experience - one that educates and inspires them to do great things.
We are here to help and hope collectively, we can rethink how we better prepare our students for their future.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a cost for schools or students to use UpperCampus?
No, the UpperCampus platform is free to our partner high schools, colleges, and their faculty. Students can download the app for free. Our goal is to level the playing field of access to career pathways and guidance for all students, regardless of socioeconomic background, home resources or school budgets.
What is Alumni Mentor and how does it work?
One of the strongest assets for any school is their alumni network. Through our School Portal, our partner schools can engage their alumni to share content about the college they went to and why they liked it, what they are doing in their career today and how they got there, and any other relevant information they want to share with current students. Through Alumni Mentor, alumni can record videos and share their experiences with students.
Are there any contracts that our school has to sign?
No. We can set up your School Portal immediately, and your students can start using the platform today.
Does the school have to authorize each student?
No, any student can download the UpperCampus app, from the Apple App Store or Google Play, at any time. One of the benefits of UpperCampus is that a student can continue using the platform and build their Blueprint throughout their entire educational journey. They don’t lose access to UpperCampus after high school or college graduation. If a school however reaches out to us, we will set you up with a free School Portal login, giving you advanced administrative functionality.
What if we already use a different platform for college searches
and transcript delivery?
That’s great! We partner with many schools that use a variety of tools for other specific needs. As a mobile exploration platform that is similar to other social media platforms that students engage with everyday, we are a resource that is in the hip pocket of the student to foster their exploration anytime, anywhere. Think of us as a complementary resource to the tools you may already be using.