Chicago State University

Summer Bridge Program

July 2, 2018 - August 2, 2018

Bridging the Gap between High School and College

Summer Bridge is a five-week summer academic enrichment program for incoming CSU freshmen. In Summer Bridge students receive instruction in English, Math, and Reading aimed at preparing them for college-level courses while giving them an opportunity to place out of all developmental classes. 


  • Adjust to college instruction before classes begin
  • Complete all developmental education courses before the semester begins
  • Meet other incoming students
  • Connect with college faculty early 
  • Become familiar with the campus of Chicago State University and its resources 

Math 0990 and READ 1500 do not count towards graduation.  Students who must take these classes will add time to their degree completion.

You will also save money by participating in Summer Bridge

Subject Credit Hour Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Semester
Math 0990 4 credit hours $294/credit hour $1,176 semester course total
ENG 1230 3 credit hours $294/credit hour $882 semester course total
READ 1500 3 credit hours $294/credit hour $882 semester course total
Total Semester Cost     $2,940 total not including fees
Summer Bridge Fee Savings
1 Workshop -- $350.00  
2 Workshops -- $400.00 More than $2,000 and shorter time to degree completion
3 Workshops -- $450.00  

Payment Deadline

June 27, 2018

You are allowed to make payments on your account.  The full fee must be paid by the June 27th deadline.  In order to make payments students go to the Cashier's Office in the Cook Administration Building, Room 212.  You may also call the cashier at 773.995.2029.


Bridge Workshops

READING Workshop: provides students with college level reading skill development which focuses on advanced vocabulary building, critical reading in subject areas, and study skills. 

MATHEMATICS Workshop: reviews concepts common to intermediate algebra such as problem solving, fundamental operations, polynomials, quadratic and linear equations.

ENGLISH Workshop: covers the basic principles of expository writing. Practice is given in expository reasoning skills, paragraph and essay development with a focus on sentence construction, usage, punctuation and mechanics. 

Registration Deadline

June 27, 2018

All students in Summer Bridge must register for the program by the above deadline.  All University College students must attend Summer Bridge. 

*On a case-by-case basis, currently enrolled CSU students are allowed to participate in certain workshops.

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Please contact Ms. Guadalupe Ochoa, Coordinator, at 773.995.2823 or with any questions.