Jumpstart Your College Journey This Summer with Summer Start, Earn Up to $1,000, Deadline is Fast Approaching—June 21


Get an introduction to college with other CPS students while learning Math and English, earning up to $1,000 and take an elective, a 1-credit college success course through City Colleges of Chicago College Early program.


CHICAGO—From June 27 to August 5, Chicago Public Schools High School graduates across the city can earn college credits while earning up to $1,000 in stipends and up to seven college credits. Apply by June 21 by visiting www.ccc.edu/start

In addition:

  • Laptops are available to borrow from City Colleges
  • Summer Start will be in-person
  • Students can participate in opportunities like mentorship, tutoring, campus tour, and social events

Summer Start is a no cost program that will be held Monday to Thursday from 9am to 1pm, in-person. Classes start June 27. Students who attend and fully participate can earn up to $1,000 and receive extra college support. Below is the list of electives available, at no cost, to participants.  Email summerstart@ccc.edu with any questions. Apply today!

Available Courses:

Daley College

Introduction to African-American Studies (AFRO AM 101)

Arturo Velasquez Institute

Introduction to Nutrition (BIOLOGY) 107


Harold Washington College

Introduction To Business (BUSINES 111)


Kennedy King College

Introduction to African-American Studies (AFRO AM 101)

Introduction to Communication Design (COM DSGN 101)


Malcolm X College

Introduction to African-American Studies (AFRO AM 101)

Written Communication Skills and Composition (ENGLISH 97/101)

Latinxs in Chicago (HUM 209)


Olive-Harvey College

Computer Science 101 (CIS 101)

Intro To Transportation Administration (SCML 150)


Truman College

Database Management (CIS 145)


Wilbur Wright College

Administration of Criminal Justice (CRM JUS 102)

Computer Science 101 (CIS 101)

Composition (ENGLISH 101