South Suburban College to Offer New Summer Bridge Program to First-Year, First-Time Students

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College (SSC) is providing an opportunity for 30 first-year, first-time students to earn seven free college credit hours in eight short weeks. The new First Year Experience (FYE) Summer Bridge Program will provide free tuition, books and fees, one-on-one tutoring, mentoring activities and leadership development.

Dr. Charles Collins is the SSC Summer Bridge Student Success Strategist. “The FYE Summer Bridge Program will help students begin their college experience in a focused environment, strengthen their academic skills, meet new friends while developing a peer support network, and become more familiar with the SSC campus and its resources,” he remarked.

Those interested in applying for the Summer Bridge Program are welcome to attend an informational session on April 14. Two options will be available via Zoom at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. A confirmation email will be sent with details to access either session after registration is complete. Visit the following link to register:

An English, reading and math placement test are required prior to admittance into the Summer Bridge Program. The application deadline for this program is May 25. Options for orientation are available on either June 1 or June 2. The program will run Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. from June 6 through August 1, 2022.

Questions about the Summer Bridge Program can be directed to Anissa Jones, Dean of Student Development, at (708) 596-2000 ext. 5708. This program will be offered on SSC’s Main Campus, located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.

SSC is a community college serving 21 communities including parts of the Chicago Southland and Northwest Indiana. SSC provides a variety of support services and leadership opportunities to its students in addition to a wide range of affordable academic programs.

The South Suburban College Main Campus building exterior.
PICTURED: The South Suburban College Main Campus building exterior.