Community College Summer Institute (CCSI)

The Community College Summer Institute (CCSI) will take place May 21–23, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Apply now!

The University of Michigan Community College Summer Institute (CCSI) is a 3-day fully funded 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).  It will take place at the School of Information May 21-23, 2017 on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus.

A Bachelor of Science in Information is ideal for anyone interested in technology and how it relates to

  • Social Media
  • Communication
  • Computing
  • Music
  • Business
  • Art & design
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social justice
  • Psychology
  • History
  • Healthcare
  • Politics
  • Data analysis

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

APPLY NOW to attend the UMSI Community College Summer Institute.


  • Must have already graduated from high school or earned a GED
  • Completion of first year at a Michigan community college
  • Must be 18 or older by May 21 to apply
  • Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Interest in transferring to University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the future
  • Able to participate full time in activities in Ann Arbor, May 21–23, 2017 

We welcome applications from a diverse population of students of all backgrounds and experience. 

If you have any questions or concerns about eligibility or access to CCSI, email Devon Keen at 

Program details:

  • $250 stipend 
  • All meals, including access to university dining halls
  • Housing in North Quad residence hall 
  • Funding support for transportation (upon request)
  • Social events and/or activities 

Participant benefits:

  • Priority consideration for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Information (BSI) program (upon successful completion of required courses)
  • Consultation with our admissions team, including an application workshop and one-on-one advising
  • Professional development including strength-based career coaching, business cards 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

The application has five short sections (listed below). You do not have to complete the entire application in one sitting:  partial responses will be saved for one week, as long as you stay on the same browser on the same computer.  Once you click from one page to the next, the application will save everything you've entered on previous pages.  It will not save partially filled out pages.

  1. Contact information
  2. Biographical information (optional)
  3. One short answer essay (approximately 250 words/less than half a page)- option to complete within the application or to upload a PDF
  4. Contact Information for the person completing the brief recommendation form
  5. Uploaded PDF copy your unofficial transcript(s)

All application materials including online responses and PDF files are due on Monday, May 1, 2017. The person completing the recommendation form will get a notification with a link to the form once your application is submitted.

Questions?  We are excited to share this funded opportunity with you and are happy to answer any questions you might have. For more information, email Devon Keen at or call 734-936-2188.