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The Summer Bridge program at Northeastern Illinois University provides 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 the program is for first-time, first-year students admitted for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023. However, spots may be available for continuing and transfer students.

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What programs does Summer Bridge offer?

Summer Transition Program (STP) 

Experience college life and a free college course with STP.

  • Welcome program: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
  • Program dates: Wednesday, July 5 through Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023
  • Program days and hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 North St. Louis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60625

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.

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.

Contact Us

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