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UMSI Community College Summer Institute

CCSI group

We are back in person!

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Office at UMSI hosts an annual Community College Summer Institute (CCSI) for community college students, who are looking to explore the field of Information Science and learn more about the University of Michigan.

Check out the 2021 agenda

Application opens Dec. 20, 2021

Rolling deadline through March 21, 2022
Rolling acceptance notification through April 8, 2022
Pre-Institute orientation: May 27, 2022
Institute dates: June 5-7, 2022

We love community college transfer students at the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI), and we want to make sure we don’t miss out on the opportunity to get to know you and share resources with you in fun, engaging ways, including information on what UMSI has to offer. Sometimes it can be hard to envision what it would be like to earn your four-year degree on U-M’s amazing campus. This program is your opportunity to experience it firsthand! Before the Institute, you will join a virtual orientation to get acquainted with the CCSI staff, meet your team members, and get a preview of what to expect. During the institute, you will have a variety of activities and content to choose from. You’ll earn points for in-person activities and engaging with our hybrid material! Don’t forget your stipend!

Who should apply? Any current Michigan community college student curious about the University of Michigan School of Information and the study of information. Although the institute focuses on the transfer of Michigan community college students, we encourage 4-year institution and out-of-state transfers to apply. Applicants will be accepted as space allows.

In order to apply for CCSI, you must:

  • Have an interest in transferring to an undergraduate academic institution in the future
  • Be able to participate in-person and engage with online material
  • Be a high school graduate or have earned a GED

Applying is easy! Complete and submit the application. Once you receive your Acceptance Notification, we will be in touch with next steps instructions.

CCSI Pre-Institute Orientation will give you an opportunity to begin networking with CCSI staff and participants. We will review logistics, preview the agenda, tour our LMS Canvas, and do an overview of CCSI gamification.

“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-M is still a possibility.”

“Talking with UMSI staff and getting an up-close feel for the school itself ... helped me envision being a U-M student and made me excited for a future with U-M."

  • There is no application fee for transfer students
  • Priority consideration for direct admission to UMSI’s Bachelor of Science in Information (upon successful completion of required prerequisite courses)
  • Consult with our admissions team
  • Gain professional development including strength-based career coaching 
  • Access to financial aid advising
  • Receive an Official Transfer Readiness Certificate
  • Introduction to academic and career opportunities in information analysis and user experience design
  • Stipend

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.

Almost all (97%) of our graduates report going on to great careers with average starting salaries of $75,000. That’s up from $61,000 in 2015; this field is in high demand. BSI graduates work at Google, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Lowe’s and Yahoo.

CCSI resume workshop
CCSI students get feedback on their resumes during a workshop with the UMSI Career Development Office.

To learn more about applying to CCSI, email Sandra Lopez at sandralo@umich.edu

You can also join our interest list to learn more about UMSI's degree programs.