Are you the first person from your family to go to college? We call this being a "first generation" college student. The Urban Education Program provides first generation students from diverse educational, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds a unique admission opportunity based on their potential to succeed at the university level. If you have the desire to achieve personal, academic and professional success, this program is designed for you.
Students accepted into this program receive intensive support, advising and encouragement from our dedicated team.
Admissions Process for the Urban Education Program
- Complete the regular Freshman application and submit all documents by February 1 to receive priority consideration.
- Interview with the Urban Education staff.
- Provide 2 letters of recommendation from educators (teachers, advisors, guidance counselors, etc.).
- Receive final approval from the Program Director
After acceptance into Westfield and the Urban Education Program
First-year (freshman) students are accepted to the University on a conditional basis and must successfully complete the 5-week Summer Bridge Program and New Student Orientation before starting as a Westfield student.