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Is UB right for me?

The decision to complete your degree is an exciting, yet challenging one. An associate’s or bachelor’s degree develops and fine-tunes your business, management and communication skills, enhancing your performance in your chosen career field. Our programs are designed to provide you, the working adult, the opportunity to complete your associate’s or bachelor’s degree at an accelerated pace to meet your needs and lifestyle.

Are the programs accredited?
Yes, as part of the University of Bridgeport, the programs are accredited by the New England Association for Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

What do I need to get started?
Call the Office of Admissions to set up an appointment with an Admissions Counselor: 203-576-4552. At this appointment the admissions counselor will outline the program, the degrees that are offered, and how the program can work best for you. It is helpful to bring unofficial or official transcripts from any post-secondary institutions you may have attended.

When are courses offered?
Most courses are offered in five-week or eight-week terms; one meeting per week. Terms begin nine times during the year.

How can I receive a course catalog?
Course names, descriptions and prerequisites can be downloaded.

Is financial aid available?
Yes. You can apply online for financial aid at: www.fafsa.ed.gov. Our school code is: 001416. If you have any questions when applying you can contact: Federal Student Aid Information at (800) 433-3243.

Where is UB located?
UB has three locations: Bridgeport, Stamford, and Waterbury. For contact information visit the Locations page.

Do I get credit for work or professional experience?

Experiential learning credit may be available for those students who have met the outcomes of a course through career and life experiences. Experiential learning is assessed through the development of a portfolio which is evaluated by UB faculty members. Military service and competency exams are evaluated, too.

Who teaches the courses?
Working professionals, with a master’s or doctoral degree, and full-time UB faculty facilitate the courses. Each instructor brings to the program practical, professional experience and up-to-date knowledge of today’s organizations.

How many courses do students usually complete during a semester?
New students entering the an accelerated degree completion program can take up to three courses during the first semester. After the first semester, and maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you can take four courses per semester.

How much time out-of-class will I have to prepare for?
Most students say they need to reserve 10-20 hours per week for class preparation; reading and completing assignments. The time varies depending on the course content and the student. Students access the course syllabus at least one-week prior to the course start and complete an assignment for that first class session, if applicable.

How long will it take me to graduate?
The number of credits that transfer into your degree plan determines the length of time needed to complete your selected degree. After official evaluation of your transcripts, you will receive a degree plan guiding you through your degree completion.

Do you offer online courses?
Yes. Consult the course schedule for courses offered online. Advisors will conduct a new student orientation for those taking their first online course at UB.

Do you accept CLEP (College Level Examination Program)?
Yes, upon submission of an official transcript. Please review with your academic advisor if you plan to submit CLEP courses after you have matriculated.

Can I just apply for a certificate program and not a degree?
No. Certificate programs are offered in conjunction with completing a bachelor’s degree.

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