Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs

The Western Connecticut State University Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs include the following programs: Danbury Public Schools Collaborative/Upward Bound, Excel, EA²P(Educational Achievement and Access Program) and PASS (Promoting Academically Successful Students).

The Danbury Public Schools Collaborative/Upward Bound Program is a year-round, college preparatory program serving approximately 110 Danbury High School students from grades 9 through 12. The Excel Program is a middle-school (Broadview, Rogers Park, and Westside Academy) feeder program for the Danbury Public Schools Collaborative/Upward Bound Program, currently serving 90 students in grades 7 and 8.   The WCSU EA²P Program is a year-round academic enhancement program serving underprivileged college students.

EA²P (Educational Achievement & Access) Program

Westconn’s EA²P program provides under-prepared students with the opportunity and support they need to obtain a college education. The EA²P program includes a challenging introductory five-week commuter program that assists students in developing their academic skills. The program provides the first step toward achieving academic success at WestConn by offering a rewarding “head start” toward a student’s college career.

Learn more about the EA²P program
EA²P Services
Download application

DANBURY PUBLIC SCHOOLs COLLABORATIve/Upward Bound Program

The Western Connecticut State University Danbury Public Schools Collaborative/Upward Bound Program is an opportunity for high school students to develop their academic potential and achieve their goal of admission into a post-secondary educational program. The program serves Danbury High School students in families where neither parent has completed a 4-year college degree and/or low-income families whose taxable income is within state and federal eligibility guidelines.

Learn more about the Danbury Public Schools Collaborative/Upward Bound program
Danbury Public Schools Collaborative/Upward Bound Services
Eligibility Guidelines

Download Application 2019

 

EXCEL Program

The Western Connecticut State University Excel Program is an opportunity for middle school students, in grades 7 and 8,  to develop their academic potential and achieve their goal of admission into a post-secondary educational program upon completion of high school. The program serves Broadview,  Rogers Park and Westside Middle School students in families where neither parent has completed a 4-year college degree and/or low-income families whose taxable income is within our eligibility guidelines

Learn more about the Excel program
Excel services
Eligibility Guidelines
Download Application 2019

 

pass Program

The Western Connecticut State University PASS Program is an opportunity for students who need additional support to restore their academic standing.  Students attend weekly group sessions with and have weekly follow-ups in small groups, and one-on-one sessions.

PASS participants will:

  1. Be assigned a peer Mentor with whom they will meet for a minimum of 4 hours per week to work on study skills, test taking strategies, and advocacy.
  2. Attend weekly meetings with University  support professionals who will address study skills, financial aid questions, career opportunities, and other campus navigation issues.

Overall, PASS is designed to strengthen the student’s ability to advocate for themselves, gain access to existing support services, and develop sustainable, productive academic practices.

To learn more about participating in the PASS Program, please contact Yara Zoccarato, (203) 837-9399, zoccaratoy@wcsu.edu.