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Northeastern Illinois University's Center for College Access and Success creates support systems for first-generation students,

their families, and their schools to make their dream of a college education a reality.

Post-Secondary Degrees for all Students

The Center for College Access and Success (CCAS) is Northeastern Illinois University's educational outreach center to PreK-12 schools and their communities in the Chicago area.

42 Years

in Education

News & Announcements

NEIU CCAS Annual Report is Now Available.

We are honored to share the 2021 Annual Report with you.

CenterSpace | Maker Space is Now Open by Appointment Only

We are now open for in-person services. Please go to our CenterSpace section to make and appointment.

Upcoming Events

Cyber-Safe Families
Program | Conference
Summer 2022


Northeastern Illinois University’s Center

for College Access and Success has been awarded a grant by the Siemens Foundation. Partnered with MxD, an agency in manufacturing cybersecurity, we are focused on engaging families in a conversation about cybersecurity in their lives and increasing awareness of the need for more representation in the field. 

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Talent Search

Finance, Web Design

Leadership Academy
Summer 2022

July 12 - August 4, 2022

Hybrid Program

Open to Dunbar, Harlan

and Hubbard students

Spend four amazing weeks developing

your life skills to implement strategies and knowledge for success! The NEIU CCAS Educational Talent Search Program has partnered with Fambro Management (AES)

for a two days a week virtual/one day a week

in person leadership academy! The program delivers a virtual Zombie Escape Room, interactive individualized group learning sessions, leadership training, powerful

keynote speakers and hands-on projects.



STEAM Academy
Summer 2022

July 5 - August 5, 2022

See flyer for participating


The  NEIU CCAS TRIO UBMS & UB program, invite students to register for the Summer STEM Academy 2022.

During the project, students will, learn about

STEM Careers, Engineering and Robotics, Underwater Robotics with 3D printing & Folkloric Dance and Culture.

Students will also be part of Mandarin Language acquisition, Arts integration activities, Special Speakers and Panelist, Workforce readiness,  and College readiness.


NEIU Dual Enrollment
Fall 2022

Get a Jump Start on College. 

Earn Free Credit at NEIU!

Free College Classes for High School Students 

Northeastern Illinois University’s College

of Arts and Sciences is offering a great opportunity for high school students to get

an early college experience, supported

by scholarships! 


Experience college class rigor at NEIU this summer as a high school student.