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The Summer Bridge programs at Northeastern Illinois University provide opportunities for you to get a jumpstart on your academic career, meet other students, become more familiar with NEIU and build your confidence before you begin the fall semester.

Priority selection for each program is for first time first-year students admitted for Fall 2021. However, spots may be available for continuing and transfer students. Visit the specific program pages for additional eligibility requirements, program details and application information.

Please note: All Summer Bridge Programs activities for 2021 will be remote. Details will be provided to participants closer to the program start date.

Summer Bridge Program Application

What programs does Summer Bridge offer?

Summer Bridge consists of four programs:

EMERGE

Build a stronger math and/or English foundation with EMERGE.

English Session

  • Welcome Program: Friday, July 2, 2021
  • Program Dates: Monday to Thursday, July 6 to July 22, 2021
  • Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Activities for 2021 will be remote. Details will be provided to participants closer to the program start date.

Math Session

  • Welcome Program: Friday, July 23, 2021
  • Program Dates: Monday to Thursday, July 26 to August 12, 2021
  • Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Activities for 2021 will be remote. Details will be provided to participants closer to the program start date.

Google Computer Science Summer Institute: Extension (CSSI: Extension)

Prepare for Computer Science studies with Google CSSI: Extension.

  • Program Dates: Monday-Friday, July 12 - Aug. 6, 2021
  • Program Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Activities for 2021 will be remote. Details will be provided to participants closer to the program start date.

Summer Transition Program (STP) 

Experience college life and a free college course with STP.

  • Welcome Program: Friday, July 2, 2021
  • Program Dates: Monday to Friday, July 2 to August 13, 2021
  • Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Locations: Activities for 2021 will be remote. Details will be provided to participants closer to the program start date.

Urban Health and Wellness Summer Immersion Program (UHW-SIP)

Explore urban health and wellness careers through activities and a college credit course with UHW-SIP.

  • Program Dates: Monday to Friday, July 2 to August 13, 2021
  • Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Location: Activities for 2021 will be remote. Details will be provided to participants closer to the program start date.

Why should you participate in a Summer Bridge Program?

To get a head start on college life and academics!

  • Build your confidence by participating in various college life and academic activities before the fall semester begins.
  • Experience a free college course with the Student Transition Program or the Urban Health and Wellness Summer Immersion Program.
  • Prepare for computer science studies with Google CSSI: Extension.
  • Explore urban health and wellness careers in the Urban Health and Wellness Summer Immersion Program.
  • Build a stronger math and/or English foundation with EMERGE.

To connect and meet new people and familiarize yourself with the campus.

  • Meet other new students and make friends before the fall semester begins.
  • Get to know faculty, staff and peer leaders who will help you succeed at Northeastern.
  • Learn about campus resources and how to get around before your first day of classes.

To gain access to this free programming designed to enhance your education.

  • You read that right. Participating in Summer Bridge programs is free.
  • Workshop and course materials are also provided.

Which program is best for you?

Use the following chart to help you decide which program is best for you.

 

Are you interested in....

EMERGE 

Google
CSSI: Extension

STP

UHW-SIP

Getting a head start in college? x x x x
Meeting other new students? x x x x
Working with college faculty, staff and peer leaders? x x x x
Being better prepared for college math and/or English? x   x x
Retaking the math and/or reading placement test and improving your score? x   x x
Exploring career and internship opportunities in the computer science field?   x    
Majoring in computer science, software development or related fields?   x    
Getting a jumpstart on your academic career with a three credit college course?     x x
Participating in field trips and campus visits?   x x x
Exploring career and internship opportunities in urban health and wellness careers?       x
Majoring in community health, inner city studies, social work or related field?       x
Attending Monday to Friday, July 2 to August 13, 2021?     x x
Attending only Monday to Thursday, July 6 to July 22, 2021? x      
Attending only Monday to Thursday, July 26 to August 12, 2021? x      

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Summer Bridge programs, please contact Student Transition Services at (773) 442-4244 or sts@neiu.edu. We look forward to learning with you!