The Summer Transition Program (STP) is designed to prepare newly admitted first-year students for college-level coursework for the fall semester and a successful academic and social transition in order to enhance student success and increase degree attainment at Northeastern Illinois University.

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Program Dates, Time and Locations

  • Program Dates: Monday to Friday, July 1-Aug. 9, 2024
  • Program Hours: 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
  • Locations: Northeastern Illinois University
    • Main Campus, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
    • Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS), 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., Chicago, IL 60653
    • El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave., Chicago, IL 60618


First-time, first-year students admitted for the upcoming fall semester are eligible for the Summer Transition Program.


By participating in STP, you will:

  • Experience a free college course and earn three credit hours that count toward graduation.
  • Build your confidence by participating in college life and academics before the fall semester begins.
  • Experience and learn about classroom expectations from college professors.
  • Strengthen confidence in your English and math abilities.
  • Retake the placement test, and possibly place at least one level higher in a math and/or English course for the fall semester.
  • Participate in interactive and fun activities to help you connect with other new students and prepare you for college life.
  • Save up to $4,000 on tuition and fees if you place out of developmental courses.
  • Save time to graduation