Are you the first person in 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, 经济, 文化, 和 ethnic backgrounds with a unique admission opportunity based on their potential to succeed at the university level. If you have the desire to achieve personal, 学术, 和 professional success, this program is designed for you.
Students accepted into this program receive 密集的支持, 建议, 和 鼓励 从我们的 专门小组.
Westfield State University has the distinction of being the first chapter in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of 阿尔法阿尔法, the honor society for first generation college students.
招生 Process for the Urban Education Program
- Complete the regular Freshman application 和 submit all required documents.
- 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 和 the Urban Education Program
First-year (freshman) students are accepted to the University on a conditional basis 和 must successfully complete the 5-week Summer Bridge Program 和 New Student Orientation before starting as a Westfield student.