Des Moines Area Community Colleges GEAR UP Iowa

Services* provided for GEAR UP Iowa students for the 2020-2021 academic year:

  • GET (GEAR UP Educational Transitions) Started! Day long orientations offered in June and July to help students and families’ transition to college.
  • First Year Experience Course Cohort specific sections to build community and skills in GEAR UP students. Noncognitive assessment will be administered to help students better understand their learning styles.
  • Social and Special Events Monthly events for GEAR UP students to interact and build community with others.
  • Academic and Career Counseling Help students who are still deciding on their education and career goals.

*Some services will not be available to all GEAR UP Iowa students. Please contact institution for more information.