A Brighter Pittsburgh
Where college dreams become reality!

A Brighter Pittsburgh (ABP) is a program that offers a unique opportunity to qualified high school seniors and graduates (ages 17-20).

Through a combination of academic training, career development, mentoring and activities, ABP gives students the tools they need to succeed in the classroom, in the workplace and in their communities. Featuring small class sizes with highly qualified instructors and customized guidance in a nurturing environment, ABP makes an individual investment in each student.

Students may enter CUBM's business administration degree program as a means of transitioning into the traditional undergraduate program at Geneva College. Geneva awards a $1,000 per year grant to ABP students who enroll at the main campus.

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Program Highlights

Summer Enrichment Program provides students with the skills that will help them succeed in college courses: study skills, time management, and enrichment courses in English and Math.

Summer Paid Internship program provides career counseling and job placement so students have the opportunity to apply classroom experiences to work place experiences.

Small Class Size and Support provides students every chance to succeed. Our faculty seeks to provide a challenging education that prepares students for careers, for further education and for life. In addition, we provide tutoring as needed and since the classes are held in Point Breeze area of Pittsburgh, students have the support of family and friends.


Summer Preparation Program 2013
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Fall Classes 2013
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Spring Classes 2014
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Application Process

Attend one of our College Application Workshops or schedule a one on one consultation.

All steps in the application process must be complete to qualify for entrance into the program. Print the application process form and track your progress as you go through each step.

Step One
Complete Application and Essay:
Print the paper application, complete and return application and essay to: Center for Urban Biblical Ministry, Admissions Office, A Brighter Pittsburgh, 7418 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Step Two
Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Step Three

Official High School or College Transcripts
Contact high school or previous college for transcript fees and address. Print transcript form and complete your information, send along with fee to the appropriate institution’s address. Geneva College will evaluate all credits from an accredited institution and/or approved Bible college programs.

GED - Individuals who have passed the GED tests will need to complete GED transcript request form online. There is a $3.00 fee per transcript (money order), follow instructions on GED website.

Step Four
Pastoral letter of reference
Applicant's pastor needs to complete the Pastoral Reference form online. Direct your pastor to this website to click on the Pastor and Churches page for the form.

Step Five
Military Only
Submit a copy of DD214 or DD-295 if applicable. Go to following website for forms.

Step Six
Interview with Admissions Counselor.

Student Notification and Acceptance
Admission decisions are made after student completes the application process and the school has all supporting documentation. The candidate will be informed by letter regarding acceptance and receive a registration packet. Students must complete and submit along with a $100 application fee to be enrolled in A Brighter Pittsburgh (ABP) one- year program that begins in June.