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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