The Bridge to College English Program


The Bridge to College English Program is for students who have been conditionally accepted into a UB undergraduate or graduate program for the Fall semester and can be placed into Level 5. Students can study in Level 5 and 6 during the summer and be ready for the start of their academic program in the fall.


Students will get an English immersion experience before starting college or graduate school and have a supportive introduction to American higher education. Knowing your English Language Institute level before you arrive allows you to plan your length of study. Meetings with academic advisors during the summer can be arranged for you to learn about your major and plan fall classes.


Students must be conditionally accepted to a degree program and have a TOEFL score of at least 450/133/45 (paper/computer/Internet based) or IELTS of at least 5.5.

Submit an English Language Institute application along with proof of your TOEFL or IELTS with your University of Bridgeport application.