Summer Bridge

Summer Bridge is a six-week academic program that allows select first-time freshman students to experience the Chicago State environment prior to entering the fall term. Students selected for the program receive instruction in English, Math, and Reading from university instructors providing them with the opportunity to receive college-level instruction before they begin their first semester of college. Students will bridge the gap between high school and college through academic coursework, enrichment activities, and the opportunity to build relationships and network with students, faculty, and staff. Instructions and tutoring are essential to the Summer Bridge program.

Bridge Classes


Who can participate in Summer Bridge?

Summer Bridge is for incoming Chicago State University students. Priority is given to students in the University College Program.

How can I register?

Students must contact the Office of the First Year Experience for information about registration.

Do I have to take the placement exams?

Yes, all students must take a placement exam in Math, English, and Reading.

How many workshops can I enroll in?

Depending on your need, you may be required to register for all three workshops..

What are the attendance requirements ?

Students must attend all classes. Students who miss more than one or two classes will be dropped.

Am I able to work while I am in the Summer Bridge Program?

Summer Bridge includes a very strict and busy schedule. We are unable to accommodate students' work schedules during the six-week program.

Is there a fee associated with Summer Bridge?

Yes there is a fee. The University College program, however, offers limited scholarships for students who have financial need.