The Urban Education Program Application Requirements

Urban Education Program 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. 

Urban Education Program Application Requirements: 

The application process for the Urban Education Program is unique. First, if an applicant wants to apply for the Urban Education Program they must indicate on their WSU application that they want to be part of the Urban Education Program. Applicants select the UEP checkbox under the admissions opportunity section on the WSU application, the Common APP, or paper application. In addition, applicants must submit two letters of recommendation with one from a high school guidance counselor. An Urban Education Program staff member will review the applicants file which includes an assessment of academic background, leadership potential, participation in extracurricular and leadership activities and evidence of self-motivation, maturity and other special aptitudes or talents.

If an applicant is selected, they will be invited to an interview session. The interview is required of all applicants, and allows us to ask questions about your leadership, academic excellence, and personal goals for your college journey. Acceptance is based on factors including academic performance, letters of recommendation, and academic and leadership potential. Satisfying the minimum requirements to WSU does not guarantee acceptance into the Summer Bridge Program.

Enrollment in the Urban Education Program is very competitive (75 seat) and limited to those individuals whom we consider ready and willing to meet the challenges, responsibilities and rigors of college.

If the Urban Education Program accepts a prospective student after their interview the following steps need to occur:

  • Return the Admission Enrollment Form
  • $75 deposit for the Urban Education Program commuter and a $100 deposit for the Urban Education Program resident student
  • Returned WSU Health Forms. Click here for details about required health forms and eligibility.
  • Complete the Summer Bridge Intake Form
  • Return Summer Bridge Program forms by June 18, 2023

In addition, all students are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation.

In addition, all students are required to attend New Student Orientation. Students are encouraged to check WSU email for important updates regarding NSO. For more information about NSO, visit: New Student Orientation

Health Forms

IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT COMPLETED WSU STUDENT HEALTH FORMS, PROOF OF IMMUNIZATIONS/WAIVER, AND DO NOT HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE YOU CANNOT MATRICULATE IN THE FALL ONCE YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM. Due to the special nature of the Summer Bridge Program, all residential students are required to have meningitis vaccine or submit a signed meningitis waiver form. For more information visit: Health Services required health forms and eligibility

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