You'll begin the program in your junior year of high school, taking 1 to 2 ‘stretch courses’ (college courses that take place over a full school year rather than a single semester). These courses are co-taught by a WSU professor and a high school faculty member, and they are taught during the school day at the high school. Stretch courses allow for more time with college material and instructors, giving you the ability to ease into the rigors of college coursework.
You'll visit campus several times during the year, and will be given access to campus resources.
In your senior year, you'll begin taking courses on campus in Westfield, connecting with the campus community and student resources.
You'll receive preferred admission into WSU upon completion of the program.
While The Westfield Promise is open to any qualified student, priority is given to students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
You must have an adequate attendance record (based on your school’s policies).
You must have a clean high school discipline record.
Your high school knows you well. Students best suited to benefit from The Westfield Promise will be selected, or placed on a waiting list should the number of qualified applicants exceed the number of seats available.
For more information…
Speak with your guidance counselor or our early college access coordinator:
Early College Access Programs
Westfield State University
(413) 572-8316 firstname.lastname@example.org