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Northeastern Illinois University is one of nine schools in the United States to offer the Google Computer Science Summer Institute Extension Program (CSSI-Extension). The program’s goal is to increase the number of women, underrepresented ethnic minority students, first-generation, and low-income college students in the field of computer science. Northeastern will achieve this through a three-week intensive, interactive, hands-on and fun program that provides an introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology.

All interested students must be:

  • A current high school senior who has been admitted to Northeastern for Fall 2020 and intends to enroll as a full-time student
  • Interested in computer science, software engineering, and/or another closely-related subject
  • Be able to attend every day of the program
  • Complete an online program application (this is in addition to the admission application for Northeastern, which has a different deadline)

Program includes:

  • A specially designed project-based curriculum that includes HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python and Google App Engine to help prepare students for their first year of college Computer Science
  • Field trips
  • Daily developmental sessions to help students prepare for Computer Science studies and future job opportunities
  • Opportunities to interact directly with Google engineers
  • Exposure and insight into Google’s internship programs and technical career opportunities

There is no cost to participate in this program. All materials will be provided. 

Program Dates: Monday-Friday, July 20-Aug. 7, 2020
Program Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: Northeastern Illinois University, El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave., Chicago
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020 

The application for the CCSI-Extension program will be made available in January 2020.

If you are an interested student and would like to learn more about this program, please contact Dr. Maria Luna-Duarte at