The Summer Transition Program (STP) is designed to prepare first-year admitted 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.

Program Dates, Time and Locations

  • Monday to Friday, July 1 to August 9, 2019 (Please note: STP will not meet on July 4.)
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • STP will be held at our locations:
    • The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., Chicago, Ill.
    • El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave., Chicago, Ill.
    • Northeastern Illinois University 5500 N. St. LouisAve., Chicago, Ill.


First year students admitted for the upcoming fall semester who have placed into developmental math and/or writing are eligible for the Summer Transition Program.


STP will help you:

  • Build your confidence by participating in college life and academics before the fall semester begins.
  • Experience and learn about classroom expectations from college professors during a free three-credit hour course.
  • 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. 
  • Participate in co-curricular activities such as career development, diversity, leadership and health and wellness workshops
  • Participate in civic engagement activities and participate in Campus Recreation activities.
  • Save up to $4,000 on tuition and fees if you place out of developmental courses.
  • Save time to graduation.