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Urban Education Application Requirements

Application Requirements


The Westfield State University application offers every prospective student the opportunity to indicate an interest in the Urban Education Program by checking “yes” on Special Admission Opportunities

Selected applicants will also be invited for an on-campus interview with program staff and must meet these requirements:

  • Applicants must receive a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average to be considered for admission
    • Students with an overall GPA range from 2.49 to 2.00 may be considered for admissions. Please note as the Department of Higher Education does not allow applicants with a recalculated grade point average below a C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) to be accepted to any Massachusetts state university under any circumstances
  • Graduation from high school (or GED)
  • Verification of successfully passing the MCAS
  • Completion of both the Westfield State admission and Urban Education Program applications
  • Completion of the College Entrance Examination Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT-I)
  • Official high school transcript including first quarter senior grades
  • Two letters of recommendation. One letter should come from a high school guidance counselor
  • Completion of the Urban Education Program interview process

Review of applicants will include an assessment of academic background, participation in extracurricular and leadership activities and evidence of motivation, maturity and special aptitudes or talents.

Satisfying these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Summer Bridge Program. Acceptance is based on factors including academic performance, test scores, letters of recommendation, interviews, academic potential and attendance to New Student Orientation.