Chicago State University


(Summer-6 weeks)  

During the SIC, students are immersed in an intensive academic program of study which includes classroom instruction, residence life experience, participation in co-curricular activities, and an end of summer travel experience.


(Fall and Spring # Weeks)

During the AYC, the Upward Bound Program conducts Saturday classroom instruction along with a myriad of tutoring, counseling, and college preparation services offered on Saturday as well as during the week after school.

The following services are provided during both SIC and AYC:

  • Academic Instruction (college prep)
  • Academic, Career & Personal Counseling
  • Research Writing and Field Research
  • Tutoring
  • SAT/ACT Test Preparation
  • Assistance with completing College Admissions/ Financial Aid applications
  • Fee Waivers
  • College Readiness Workshops
  • College Tours
How Do I Apply?

Students and parents must complete a Chicago State University Upward Bound application. Click here to download an application or contact Upward Bound at 773-995-2566.