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Throughout the school year, the CHANCE Program engages with several high school districts and various campus and community partners to introduce high school seniors to the “world of college.” Our collective efforts aim to expose students to various Pre-College Programming on our university campus and affords students an opportunity to be “inspired and challenged” by expert faculty who will introduce students to college-level learning.

During the Summer Months, we are pleased to host several Pre-College Programs (STEM Academy, Future Leaders in Business, Digital Scholars, Mobile App Development & Design and Data Science). These programs are provided to our communities  free of charge, yet limited to a “first-come”, first served basis.

Through these programs, our goal is to prepare high school students for success by allowing them the opportunity to experience college-level academics and immerse themselves in their course of study.

Location and COVID-19 Protocol
PLEASE NOTE: Each CHANCE Summer Program (STEM Academy, Future Leaders in Business and Discovery Partners Institute) will take place on UIC’s East Campus and will follow University, City of Chicago and State of Illinois policies and guidelines regarding campus visit programs during COVID-19, which may include submitting proof of vaccination and/or participating in weekly on campus saliva based PCR testing. In the event that the program cannot be delivered in person, the program will transition to a virtual platform.
Note: The CHANCE Program will host a special vaccination event prior to the commencement of each program for participants who are either not currently vaccinated or are in need of their booster shot. More are to follow.

For more information please feel free to contact our office at 312-355-5025 or via email at chanceoutreach@uic.edu.