Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs

EA²P Bridge Program

The Western Connecticut State University EA²P (Educational Achievement & Access) Bridge Program for 2023 is designed for residential and commuter students who, as a condition of acceptance, enroll in Math (MAT 098 or MAT 100), Writing (WRT 101), Communication (COM160), WCSU 101 First Year Experience, and a 3-credit elective. Through a 15-week academic fall program, EA²P Bridge participants will be immersed in a learning experience that provides them with opportunities to become familiar with the campus, academic expectations, and university resources.

The students’ preparation for college is enhanced by their participation in a One Week Navigational Support & Advising Boot Camp one week before starting Fall semester. Student support and academic counseling are continued throughout the academic year. During the EA²P Bridge fall semester program, academic courses will be reinforced with tutorial sessions designed to prepare students for academic life. Transitional workshops and campus presentations are created to promote achievement and student success in college. Students will also participate in leadership and teambuilding activities provided by our P.A.S.S. (Promoting Academically Successful Students) program, Peer Academic Coaching, Wide Angle Vision, and various other departments on campus throughout the fall and spring semesters.

Tuition for the EA²P Bridge program is based on the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) which is determined by information submitted on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. Students must submit a completed FAFSA form to the Department of Education listing WCSU’s school code 001380. The EA²P Bridge program costs are in addition to WCSU tuition, residential and student fees. For further information on tuition and housing costs, please refer to

The transition to college will be much simpler for EA²P Bridge students when they begin their college careers in the Fall. Students will already be familiar with the campus, faculty and resources, as well as support from the EA²P Bridge staff and counselors.

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EA²P Bridge Eligibility Requirements

All students interested in the WCSU EA²P Bridge please call the            Pre-Collegiate & Access Programs office directly at 203-837-8801.

The following are requirements for WCSU EA²P Bridge applicants:

  • WCSU Application
  • Application fee or Fee waiver
  • College Essay
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • FAFSA Form
  • Interview with the WCSU EA²P Bridge staff
  • Have less than 4 F’s during high school
  • Have completed Algebra II with a C (74) and above
  • Have completed 4 years of English with a combined grade of C (74) and above
  • Have completed 4 years of Math with a combined grade of c (74) and above
  • Have high school GPA within c (74) – B (80) range
  • Demonstrate positive work ethic and behavior
  • Demonstrate academic potential 


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