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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 Spring and Fall 2022. However, spots may be available for continuing and transfer students. Visit the specific program pages for additional eligibility requirements, program details and application information.

Summer Bridge Program Application will be available in February 2022.

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 1, 2022
  • Program Dates: Monday to Thursday, July 5 to July 21, 2022
  • Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Math Session

  • Welcome Program: Friday, July 22, 2022
  • Program Dates: Monday to Thursday, July 25 to August 11, 2022
  • Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625

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

Prepare for Computer Science studies with Google CSSI: Extension.

  • Program Dates: To Be Announced
  • Program Hours: To Be Announced
  • Location: To Be Announced

Summer Transition Program (STP) 

Experience college life and a free college course with STP.

  • Welcome Program: Friday, July 1, 2022
  • Program Dates: Monday to Friday, July 5 to August 12, 2022
  • Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Locations: Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625

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.

  • Welcome Program: Friday, July 1, 2022
  • Program Dates: Monday to Friday, July 5 to August 12, 2022
  • Program Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Location: Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E Oakwood Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60653

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 5 to August 12, 2022?     x x
Attending only Monday to Thursday, July 5 to July 21, 2022? x      
Attending only Monday to Thursday, July 25 to August 11, 2022? x      

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Summer Bridge programs, please contact Student Transition Services at (773) 442-5290 or sts@neiu.edu. We look forward to learning with you!