School Relations Academic Assistance
Academic Support Programs
These programs were developed to assist our students
as they strive to meet the needs of their college schedules. All
students complete the PC formal application process, as well as
a personalized Learning Agreement (LA).
• UIC Math Learning Center
The CHANCE Learning Center is the proud contributor
to the UIC Math Learning Center. Under the PC tier, the Math Learning
Center provides a supportive learning environment tailored to
assist UIC students with their needs in the areas of computational
methods, homework, personal tutoring, quantitative reasoning,
supplemental instruction, test preparation, basic mathematical
skills and access to online math assistance.
• Health and Wellness Center Programs
The PC Health and Wellness component provides
CHANCE students with the opportunity to experience accessible,
resources designed by a personal trainer which includes; circuit training, nutrition information, Aids Awareness Seminars and access to optimal wellness for a healthy
lifestyle. Workshops are offered in our new campus facility Student
Recreation Center East.
• Summer Institute in Partnership with
Chicago Public Schools
The CHANCE Summer Institute is designed to introduce
underrepresented high school sophomores and juniors to the “world
of college”. A six-week program where students commute for
five weeks and stay on campus (in UIC dormitory) for one week.
The program enrolls 40 students and provides an opportunity for
students to take both high school and college level courses in
preparation for future higher education endeavors.
Student Retention Programs
programs are aimed at retaining currently enrolled students in
need of identified personalized components (i.e. academic counseling,
tutoring, mentoring and study skill enhancement) and are designed
to increase underrepresented populations enrollment, retention
and graduation rates.
• Academic Counseling
The CHANCE Learning Center provides academic
counseling to incoming freshmen and currently enrolled students.
Our counseling services assist students with planning their academic
progress to promote academic growth and success and also focus
on GPA, academic status, financial awareness and academic responsibilities.
• Academic Skills
The Academic Center for Excellence provides
CHANCE students with customized workshops/seminars designed to
help them meet their perspective needs.
• Ambassador Program
The Ambassador Program promotes peer-to-peer
mentoring and instruction and employs the “best and the
brightest” of the CHANCE students as mentors. Their role
is to collaborate and work in teams to assure positive student
experiences in building living and learning communities, student
life programs, traditional and non-traditional delivery systems
and cultural enrichment activities aimed to promote recruitment
Recruitment and Outreach Programs:
• City Colleges of Chicago
In partnership with the City Colleges of Chicago
(CCC), The CHANCE Learning Center provides monthly on-campus orientations
and workshops to students interested in transferring to UIC. Currently
in partnership with the UIC College of Business, The CHANCE Learning
Center has developed a program titled: City Scholar who transferred to UIC from six City Colleges of Chicago. In partnership with the UIC College of Business, students academic paths are
monitored and tracked with a goal to support transfer students
with their transition into a four year university.
• Chicago Public Schools
In partnership with Chicago Public Schools,
The CHANCE Learning Center provides six major recruitment initiatives
to ten high schools and four elementary schools to promote the
importance of education and provide access to the UIC campus.
Programs include, Youth Empowerment Day, SELECT UIC DAY, After
School Matters, Peer-to-Peer Mentoring, Summer Fitness, J-ROTC
and the Corliss High School College Teen Club.
• Outreach Programs (Internal/External)
The CHANCE Learning Center hosts a variety of
programs with special emphasis/focus on UIC students. These include
programs with the ROTC Program, SHPE (Society of Hispanic Engineers),
UIC Writing Center (CHANCE Book Club), UIC Athletics Department
(National Girls and Women in Sports Day), The City of Chicago
30th Ward elementary schools (30th Ward Debate and Back to School
Picnic) and 100 Black Men of Chicago. Also worked with UIC minority
student organizations, and identified community based organizations
For more information, call (312) 355-5025.