Community College Summer Institute (CCSI)

Application opens: February 5, 2018
Application deadline: April 16, 2018
Program dates: May 31- June 2, 2018
Program location: University of Michigan (U-M) Ann Arbor

Who should apply? Current Michigan Community College Students curious about the University of Michigan School of Information and the study of “Information”


  • Applicants must have completed at least 18 credits (or 2 semesters) at the community college level
  • Must be 18 or older by May 31 to apply
  • Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Interest in transferring to an undergraduate academic institution in the future
  • Able to participate full-time in activities in Ann Arbor, Michigan: May 31–June 2, 2018 
  • Must be a high school graduate

Please note:

  • Students who have already received a bachelor's degree will not be eligible to apply.
  • Students who have been already admitted to U-M-Ann Arbor for Winter 2018 or Fall 2018, are encouraged to contact us directly to learn about our cross campus transfer program

Learn more:

To learn more about applying to the Community College Summer Institute (CCSI), email Devon Keen at or call (734) 936-2188.

Program description:

The University of Michigan Community College Summer Institute (CCSI) is a fully funded in-residence experience designed specifically for Michigan Community College students to learn more about the career and academic opportunities available to those pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Information degree (BSI) and explore the University of Michigan campus. The next institute will take place May 31-June 2, 2018.

A Bachelor of Science in Information is ideal for anyone interested in exploring how technology can be used to create digital solutions that improve lives. The curriculum develops both hard and soft skills, from coding to communication to collaboration.

100% of our graduates go on to great careers with average starting salaries of $70,000 (up from $61,000 in 2015). BSI graduates are employed at places like Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Google, Lowe’s and Yahoo.

What 2017 participants had to say after the institute:

  • “CCSI was amazing because of the staff and their positive energy. In a world of negativity, the UMSI staff definitely has an amazing group of people who care for you as a human being. Thank you, guys. I will remember your kindness.“
  • “... U-M faculty are welcoming, friendly and excited to help community college students."
  • “When you try new things you discover new passions.”
  • “The most valuable part for me was realizing that despite previous setbacks, a place with U of M is still a possibility.”
  • “Talking with UMSI staff and getting a up-close feel for the school itself... helped me envision being a U of M student and made me excited for a future with U of M.”

The institute includes:

  • All meals
  • Housing in North Quad residence hall
  • Transportation support
  • Stipend
  • Social events and/or activities

Participant benefits:

  • Application fee waiver for those who apply to the BSI program
  • Priority consideration for direct admission to the School of Information's Bachelor of Science in Information (BSI) program (upon successful completion of required prerequisite courses)
  • Consultation with our admissions team, including an application workshop and on-going one-on-one advising both during and after the Institute
  • Professional development including strength-based career coaching and professional headshot
  • Financial aid advising
  • Official transfer readiness certificate from the Office of Student Affairs
  • Introduction to academic and career opportunities in Social Media, Information Analysis, and User Experience Design

Please click here to access the CCSI application.