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Domestic Undergraduate Application (Freshmen & Transfer)

Application for domestic undergraduate students.

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1. Submit Application with Supporting Documents

First year applicants should submit the following (transfer applicants, please visit Transferring to UB):

1. An Application for Admission
2. An Official High School Transcript
3. SAT or ACT Scores
4. Two Letters of Recommendation (For Dental Hygiene applicants, preferably one from a Math or Science teacher. For Dental Hygiene applicants the letters are required.  For all other students they are encouraged, but not required.)
5. Personal Statement (For Dental Hygiene applicants the personal statement is required.  For all other students they are encouraged, but not required.)
6. FAFSA (if you are applying for financial aid)
7. $25.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee

Complete your application before February 15 of your senior year, and receive priority consideration for financial aid.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid after January 1 of your senior year.

3. Review Your Financial Aid Package

Once you have received your financial aid package, which is sent in the first week of March, you will need to review it with your family. Contact our office with any questions about your package.

4. Make Your Deposit

Complete your “Confirmation of Undergraduate Admissions Acceptance” form that came in your acceptance packet and mail to the Admissions Office with your $200 tuition deposit. (The deadline for submission of this form is May 1.) Submit your deposit on or before Accepted Student’s Day, April 16, and receive a free gift! You may also pay your deposit electronically.

5. Register for Classes

Find a registration date that is right for you. UB offers three separate registration sessions. The first two of these dates are New Student Orientation, which are scheduled in June and July. The third session coincides with “Move-in day” in August. For specific dates please visit the UB Event Calendar.




OPT Information Session @ Discovery Pavilion, Wahlstrom Library
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Are you graduating soon? Are you interested in applying for work authorization in the U.S. after you complete your degree? If so, please join us at one of our OPT Information Sessions to learn more about your eligibility, how to apply for OPT, and how to find a job!

Presented by International Student Services and the Center for Career Development.

Commencement 2016 – Undergraduate and Graduate @ Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

The University of Bridgeport will be celebrating its 106th Commencement Ceremony in May. Conferral of Degrees for the undergraduate and graduate candidates from the School of Arts and Sciences, Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, School of Education, School of Engineering, Shintaro Akatsu School of Design, College of Public and International Affairs, Physicians Assistant Institute and undergraduates in the Fones School of Dental Hygiene Degrees will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT.

This venue will enable everyone to graduate together with family and friends present (rain or shine) and allow for wonderful photo opportunities (thanks to the tiered seating).

Financial Aid Night #2 @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register here!

Join us for an informative presentation about paying for college. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with their financial aid counselor regarding their financial aid packages.

Saturday Morning Campus Tour @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Office of Admissions hosts weekday campus tours at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm.  For students and families that are unable to join us during the week, the Office of Admissions has scheduled Saturday morning campus tours at 11:00am.

To register, click on the date on which you plan to tour UB:

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Transfer Day @ Wahlstrom Library - 6th Fl Admissions
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Register here!

Join us for our open house for undergraduate transfer students!

This event will include:

  • an admissions presentation
  • fee-waived application workshop
  • on-the-spot transfer credit evaluation
  • faculty “meet-and-greet”
  • campus tour