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Admissions Requirements for Specific Majors


In addition to submitting the required documentation for a completed application, transfer students applying into the following programs, must meet certain admissions requirements.

In addition to completing the application for admission, students applying to the School of Nursing must read, review and complete: 

In addition to completing the application for admission, students applying to the Fones School of Dental Hygiene must read, review and complete the Dental Hygiene Requirements and Recommendation Form.

Transfer applicants must have attempted 12 or more semester hours at a regionally accredited institution. Prerequisites for application to the Dental Hygiene program are listed below.  These courses must be completed prior to entry to be considered for admission. All science courses must be taken within five (5) years of applying to the program. Successful completion of prerequisite coursework is an earned grade of C or better. A minimum combined GPA in prerequisite courses of 2.7 is required; overall GPA must be at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants are encouraged to complete all science and general education courses prior to applying to the program.

Prerequisite Coursework: (Courses must be completed prior to entry into the program.)

  1. English Composition—3 credits (typically English 101)
  2. College level Chemistry w/lab—4 credits (Introduction to Chemistry recommended)
  3. Intermediate Algebra—3 credits
  4. Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab—4 credits
  5. Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab—4 credits

The University of Bridgeport requires that students who participate in course directed activities that include patient/client interactions, internships, practicums, and student teaching undergo a background report. The confidential background report is conducted by Verified Credentials or comparable agency at a cost of approximately $98.00. This fee is to be paid directly to Verified Credentials by the deposited student. Credentialing will be reviewed by the Dean prior to the start of the Clinical Program.

It is the responsibility of the applicant/student to assess compliance with these requirements.  By submitting an application to the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, the applicant is confirming his or her ability to meet qualifications for entrance into the Fones School of Dental Hygiene program.

A portfolio review is encouraged, but not required, of candidates for the design programs. The portfolio plays a role in assessing the abilities of the student. The student applicant may personally submit a portfolio to the school at an interview, or send the portfolio, slides or Macintosh-compatible CD through the mail with return and contact information included. Applicants should call the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design at (203) 576-4222 or (203) 576-4034 to schedule an appointment or to make arrangements to submit the portfolio by mail. The University of Bridgeport participates in regional portfolio days sponsored by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and portfolio reviews may be completed at the NASAD program.

An audition is encouraged, but not required for admission to the Music program. Students who are interested in Music (Performance, Music Education, Music Business) should contact Frank Martignetti, the Director of the Music Program, atfmartign@bridgeport.edu for more information or to set up an audition

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