The College Bridge Program provides academically advanced high school students from the Chicago Public School system a way to go beyond their high school curriculum and study at the undergraduate level in the College at the University of Chicago. During Academic Year Bridge, you will have the opportunity to participate in regular undergraduate courses alongside students in the College. During Summer Bridge, you may also participate in intensive academic programs designed specifically for academically ambitious high school students from around the world who are ready to study at the undergraduate level.

Courses open to Bridge students range across multiple disciplines, such as history, foreign languages, biological sciences, and physical sciences. The College Bridge Advisor will help students choose from among the available offerings, in accordance with their individual backgrounds and goals. The Advisor will also provide students with support throughout their time in the program, and can help provide additional guidance during the college admissions process.

Eligible high school students are invited apply to either or both programs.

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