The College Bridge Program at the University of Chicago is an exciting opportunity for advanced high school students from the Chicago Public School system to challenge themselves by enrolling in undergraduate courses drawn from the regular curriculum of the College at the University of Chicago. 

In the classroom, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive more deeply into subject matter, and discuss questions that go beyond the realm of their high school curriculum.  During this time, you will have access to the same exceptional educational resources available to all students enrolled in the College.

Tuition, fees and textbooks are fully funded by the University of Chicago’s Office of Civic Engagement, and the program is managed by experienced academic advisors in the undergraduate College’s Summer Session Office.

College Bridge consists of two programs: Academic Year Bridge and Summer Bridge.  Eligible high school students can apply to either program or both programs. Courses available range from biology to history to the humanities. Subjects open to Bridge students vary depending on the courses offered for the quarter and student preparedness.

A former Bridge student who is currently an undergraduate at the University of Chicago talks about his experiences below: