The English and Math Enrichment, Readiness, and Growth Experience (EMERGE) program offers math and English enrichment classes using positive academic identity development and growth mindset to strengthen students’ foundation and confidence in their English and math abilities.

Summer Bridge Program Application will be available in February 2022.

Program Dates, Times and Location

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

EMERGE English Writing Workshops

Students who participate in EMERGE English will learn how to: 

  • Develop and discuss original ideas
  • Apply the writing process (i.e., brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, editing)
  • Write coherent paragraphs with topic sentences or theses, supporting details, and transition words
  • Write coherent essays with introductions, body paragraphs, conclusions, and transition sentences
  • Recognize and use appropriate writing mechanics, including punctuation, capitalization, and formatting
  • Use writing tools such as thesauruses and Google Docs effectively
  • Paraphrase and summarize the work of others
  • EMERGE English students may choose one of multiple workshop topics

Eligibility for EMERGE ENglish

Priority selection is for first time first-year students admitted for the upcoming Fall semester. However, spots may be available for continuing and transfer students.

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

The math workshops are modeled after the successful Peer Led Team Learning and Emerging Scholars Program models, which are nationally recognized for helping students succeed in mathematics. There, you will have personalized action plans to help you succeed in math.

Eligibility for EMERGE Math

Priority selection is for first time first-year students admitted for Fall 2022. However, spots may be available for continuing and transfer students. Students are eligible if they meet the following requirements:

  • To participate in EMERGE math, you must place into MATH 090, 091, 092 or 111A.

Program Benefits

By completing the EMERGE program, you will:

  • Strengthen your confidence in your English and math abilities.
  • Be able to retake the placement test, and possibly place at least one level higher in a math or English course for the fall semester.
  • Build a strong English and math foundation, which will help you succeed in your future classes.
  • Save up to $4,000 on tuition and fees if you place out of developmental courses.
  • Save time to graduation.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS

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