Pre-collegiate and Access Programs


  • W.A.V. Ropes Teambuilding Activity


  • 2017 Minority-Bilingual Teaching Fellows


  • 2017 Summer Olympics


  • W.A.V. Ropes Teambuilding activity


  • 2017 Summer Olympics Seniors


  • 2017 Summer ConnCAP/Upward Bound/Excel Program


  • 2017 Summer Olympics Sophomores


  • Summer 2017 ConnCAP/Upward Bound/Excel Programs

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

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
Application will be available February 2018

 

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
Application will be available February 2018