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The Urban Education Program

Harnessing the Desire to Succeed

The Urban Education Program is an academic success and leadership development program designed to help qualified students settle comfortably into a university atmosphere. We are motivated to make Westfield State an inclusive environment where students can achieve their goals through:

  • Earning course credits during the Summer Bridge Program
  • Receive ongoing personal, academic and career advising for all program students
  • Providing students with opportunities for leadership development and civic engagement
  • In conjunction with the Financial Aid office, provide assistance with the financial aid process
  • Providing networking opportunities, career development, and graduate school advising

Program services continue throughout the student's educational career at Westfield State University.

Are you ready to tap into your true potential? So are we.

Department Spotlight

Westfield State opened a door that 2013 Alumnus Jamie Jaquez never thought was there. Listen to his powerful story and learn how the Urban Education Program changed his life.

Department Announcements

Getting Started

Summer Bridge Program

Click here to see our new Summer Bridge Program page!

Application Requirements

Here's what you'll need to apply to the Urban Education Program.

Program Requirements

After a successful application process, prospective Urban Education Program students are encouraged to follow program guidelines. See what they are here.