Admissions Requirements for the IDEAL Program

The University of Bridgeport – IDEAL program offers adult learners the opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree through accelerated coursework. Whether you are balancing work, family or other commitments, the IDEAL program offers you the flexibility and convenience to complete your studies.

A strong candidate for the IDEAL program would have the following:

  • Generally the minimum age of students entering the IDEAL Program is 23
  • Either English 101 Composition with a grade “C” or above or successful completion of the English Placement Test (EPT) administered by IDEAL.
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Previous college or work experience is preferred

Transfer Information

The IDEAL program offers accelerated degrees with multiple options for transfer of credits; prior learning through work experience, military service and competency exams.

The maximum of 66 credits may be transferred in from an accredited two-year school and 90 credits from an accredited four year school.

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IDEAL was the first accelerated degree program in Connecticut, beginning in 1988, and expanding into three locations throughout the state: Bridgeport, Stamford, and Waterbury. Accredited by the New England Association for Schools and Colleges, University of Bridgeport’s IDEAL Program gets you on an accelerated track to achieve your educational aspirations.

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Feb
8
Wed
Accelerated Degree Completion Program Information Session – Bridgeport @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Floor
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to the Accelerated Degree Completion Program Information Session at our Bridgeport campus!

Join us for an information session on UB’s Accelerated Degree Completion Program. Meet with an admissions counselor to learn more about our admissions process and the flexible learning schedule we offer!

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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Accelerated Degree Completion Program offers accelerated evening, weekend, and online courses for adults, age 23 or older, who are working to complete their undergraduate degree while managing work, family and life in general. Most courses are offered on a rolling basis; every five or eight weeks.

Feb
15
Wed
Accelerated Degree Completion Program Information Session – Stamford @ UB's Stamford Center, Building No. 5
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to the Accelerated Degree Completion Program Information Session at our Stamford Center!

Join us for an information session on UB’s Accelerated Degree Completion Program. Meet with an admissions counselor to learn more about our admissions process and the flexible learning schedule we offer!

REGISTER NOW
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Accelerated Degree Completion Program offers accelerated evening, weekend, and online courses for adults, age 23 or older, who are working to complete their undergraduate degree while managing work, family and life in general. Most courses are offered on a rolling basis; every five or eight weeks.

Feb
22
Wed
Accelerated Degree Completion Program Information Session – Waterbury @ UB's Waterbury Center
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to the Accelerated Degree Completion Program Information Session at our Waterbury Center!

Join us for an information session on UB’s Accelerated Degree Completion Program. Meet with an admissions counselor to learn more about our admissions process and the flexible learning schedule we offer!

REGISTER NOW
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Wednesday,  March 8, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Accelerated Degree Completion Program offers accelerated evening, weekend, and online courses for adults, age 23 or older, who are working to complete their undergraduate degree while managing work, family and life in general. Most courses are offered on a rolling basis; every five or eight weeks.

Mar
8
Wed
Accelerated Degree Completion Program Information Session – Waterbury @ UB's Waterbury Center
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to the Accelerated Degree Completion Program Information Session at our Waterbury Center!

Join us for an information session on UB’s Accelerated Degree Completion Program. Meet with an admissions counselor to learn more about our admissions process and the flexible learning schedule we offer!

REGISTER NOW
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Wednesday,  March 8, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Accelerated Degree Completion Program offers accelerated evening, weekend, and online courses for adults, age 23 or older, who are working to complete their undergraduate degree while managing work, family and life in general. Most courses are offered on a rolling basis; every five or eight weeks.

Mar
14
Tue
Accelerated Degree Completion Program Information Session – Bridgeport @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Floor
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You’re invited to the Accelerated Degree Completion Program Information Session at our Bridgeport campus!

Join us for an information session on UB’s Accelerated Degree Completion Program. Meet with an admissions counselor to learn more about our admissions process and the flexible learning schedule we offer!

REGISTER NOW
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Accelerated Degree Completion Program offers accelerated evening, weekend, and online courses for adults, age 23 or older, who are working to complete their undergraduate degree while managing work, family and life in general. Most courses are offered on a rolling basis; every five or eight weeks.

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