Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs
Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs
Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs
Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs
Pre-Collegiate and Access Programs

ConnCAS/ EA²P Program

The Western Connecticut State University ConnCAS/ EA²P (Educational Achievement & Access) program  provides support for underrepresented and underserved students to successfully transition from high school to college and to continue completion of an undergraduate degree.

The students' preparation for college is enhanced by their participation in a five week residential program before starting Fall semester.  Student support and academic counseling are continued throughout the academic year. During the ConnCAS/ EA²P residential summer program, academic courses in math and English 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. program (Programs for Achieving Student Success),  Wide Angle Vision and various other departments on campus throughout the summer and academic year.

Tuition for the ConnCAS/ EA²P summer program is based on the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) which is determined by information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.  Students must submit a complete FAFSA form to the Department of Education listing WCSU's school code 001380.

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

ConnCAS (Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program) is funded by the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education. 

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ConnCAS/ EA²P Eligibility Requirements

All students interested in the WCSU ConnCAS/ EA²P program should send a  completed application along with the following requirements to the Pre-Collegiate & Access Program: 

  • WCSU Application
  • Application fee or Fee waiver
  • College Essay
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • FAFSA Form
  • Both MAT & WRT Placement tests
  • Interview with the ConnCAS/ EA²P staff
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