Office of Special Programs - College Prep

Office of Special Programs - College Prep Visit us at http://osp-cp.uchicago.edu For the last four decades, the Office of Special Programs-College Prep has helped more than 4000 low-income, academically challenged, and potential first-generation college students prepare for and complete high school and higher education.
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Congratulations to our 2020 high school graduates! Pictured are Cherish, Mekha, Ashley, and Destiny in the graduation ca...
06/17/2020

Congratulations to our 2020 high school graduates! Pictured are Cherish, Mekha, Ashley, and Destiny in the graduation cap and gowns. Let us know in the comments what your next steps are.

Are you a student who has always loved engaging with your community? You don't have to stop because of COVID-19! There a...
06/12/2020

Are you a student who has always loved engaging with your community? You don't have to stop because of COVID-19! There are other awesome ways to make an impact while respecting social distancing guidelines.

06/11/2020

A huge congratulations to Saliyah, Oscar, David, and Nazia for being accepted into the 2020 Summer Bridge Program which allows high-school students to take undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago!

Have you registered for classes yet? The OSP Summer Virtual Academy will begin on June 22! We're excited to continue off...
06/10/2020

Have you registered for classes yet? The OSP Summer Virtual Academy will begin on June 22! We're excited to continue offering this amazing programming over the summer despite challenges.

Have you ever seen an editor in action? If you're interested in majoring in communications, then being an editor is an a...
06/09/2020

Have you ever seen an editor in action? If you're interested in majoring in communications, then being an editor is an awesome career to pursue!

Are you interested in working with people regularly and spreading information? Communications involves a lot of interact...
06/08/2020

Are you interested in working with people regularly and spreading information? Communications involves a lot of interaction with your co-workers and community as you work hard to inform your audience!

Are you a student in a low-income household? Then you may qualify for reduced-price wifi! Check with providers in your a...
06/05/2020

Are you a student in a low-income household? Then you may qualify for reduced-price wifi! Check with providers in your area to see if this service is applicable to you.

It may be hard to consider summer plans, but many internships have become remote! Consider looking for internships if yo...
06/04/2020

It may be hard to consider summer plans, but many internships have become remote! Consider looking for internships if you have the capacity to this summer.

Have you ever seen Northwestern up close? They're a private research university that provide need-blind admissions and a...
06/03/2020

Have you ever seen Northwestern up close? They're a private research university that provide need-blind admissions and aid.

As a hispanic student pursuing higher education, you can find scholarships tailored to you! Look for scholarships for hi...
06/02/2020

As a hispanic student pursuing higher education, you can find scholarships tailored to you! Look for scholarships for hispanic students at www.hsf.net/scholarship

Ashley is showing off her brand new computer that she won from the Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP through the @Institu...
06/01/2020

Ashley is showing off her brand new computer that she won from the Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP through the @InstituteofCoding's Ctrl Your Future campaign!

Have you signed up for your summer classes yet? The form is due TODAY at 12:00PM! Make sure to fill it out before the de...
05/30/2020

Have you signed up for your summer classes yet? The form is due TODAY at 12:00PM! Make sure to fill it out before the deadline to get your preferred classes.

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/CHjbYVcJfdA6KzXe7

Are you currently in search of a job? Our COVID-19 resources website has an employment assistance section that can help ...
05/29/2020

Are you currently in search of a job? Our COVID-19 resources website has an employment assistance section that can help guide your job hunt and lead you to quicker results.

Visit the website here: https://ospcollegeprep.wixsite.com/ospresources

What role do leadership positions play in college applications? Ultimately, you want to show off your best self through ...
05/28/2020

What role do leadership positions play in college applications? Ultimately, you want to show off your best self through your interests and participation. Leadership positions are one way to do this, but are not the only way to shine on your application!

If you like calculating probabilities or think you might, a major in statistics might be the way to go. Statisticians ha...
05/27/2020

If you like calculating probabilities or think you might, a major in statistics might be the way to go. Statisticians have a wide variety of job prospects, from working with theory to actual financial data.

Are you looking for scholarships for Asian students? Check out APIA, a non-profit provider of college scholarships to As...
05/26/2020

Are you looking for scholarships for Asian students? Check out APIA, a non-profit provider of college scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans!

For more details, visit https://portal.apiasf.org/

Have you started writing your personal statement? If you have, then you know it's difficult to find the perfect topic. T...
05/21/2020

Have you started writing your personal statement? If you have, then you know it's difficult to find the perfect topic. The good news is that there is no perfect topic! Here are some tips for choosing what best fits your story and how you might consider portraying it.

UT Austin is one of the schools in the University of Texas system and have decided to open in the fall. Have you checked...
05/20/2020

UT Austin is one of the schools in the University of Texas system and have decided to open in the fall. Have you checked them out yet as your future home?

Does helping save lives sound like your thing? Nurses play a very important role in the healthcare system and are curren...
05/19/2020

Does helping save lives sound like your thing? Nurses play a very important role in the healthcare system and are currently battling Covid-19 on the front lines!

We'd love to hear about your experience with OSP Virtual so far! Let us know what you like and what we can improve so th...
05/18/2020

We'd love to hear about your experience with OSP Virtual so far! Let us know what you like and what we can improve so that we can continue to improve our services.

Are your budgets as accurate as possible? Make sure to leave room for miscellaneous expenses so that you can stick to yo...
05/15/2020

Are your budgets as accurate as possible? Make sure to leave room for miscellaneous expenses so that you can stick to your budget as closely as possible!

Don't know what to do with your extra time? Now is the time to look for scholarships! You can find FREE resources online...
05/07/2020

Don't know what to do with your extra time? Now is the time to look for scholarships! You can find FREE resources online, like College Board and College Greenlight, to help you with the search so that you can apply with ease.

Congratulations Citizen Milton on being accepted to the 31st National Student Leadership Congress! He will join as a mem...
05/06/2020

Congratulations Citizen Milton on being accepted to the 31st National Student Leadership Congress! He will join as a member and participate in virtual workshops and attend panels with other student congress members. Have fun during this amazing learning experience!

Join CPS Scholarship Manager Michele Howard to learn about scholarship search tools and the best strategies for applying...
05/01/2020

Join CPS Scholarship Manager Michele Howard to learn about scholarship search tools and the best strategies for applying! Make sure to email [email protected] to get the password to participate in the Zoom meeting!

Have you spoken to your teachers about the 2020 format for the AP exams? Make sure that you're prepared to take the exam...
04/29/2020

Have you spoken to your teachers about the 2020 format for the AP exams? Make sure that you're prepared to take the exam in these new conditions. Reach out to your teacher if you don't have stable access to a computer with internet access to ensure you're able to take the exam!

Have you signed up for all that OSP Virtual has to offer yet? From virtual tutoring to preparatory workshops to Saturday...
04/28/2020

Have you signed up for all that OSP Virtual has to offer yet? From virtual tutoring to preparatory workshops to Saturday classes - all online! Email Ms. McKee to stay in the loop.

Congratulations on your award, Cherish! You've done an awesome job and we know you'll keep doing amazing things!
04/27/2020

Congratulations on your award, Cherish! You've done an awesome job and we know you'll keep doing amazing things!

Are you taking advantage of all that #OSPVirtual has to offer? Make sure to sign up for virtual tutoring and get the hel...
04/23/2020

Are you taking advantage of all that #OSPVirtual has to offer? Make sure to sign up for virtual tutoring and get the help you need!

Learning and attending school from home can be difficult, so make sure to take breaks regularly so you don't get burnt o...
04/22/2020

Learning and attending school from home can be difficult, so make sure to take breaks regularly so you don't get burnt out!

Regularly check your college's website to see if they have made any arrangements to meet the needs of incoming students!
04/21/2020

Regularly check your college's website to see if they have made any arrangements to meet the needs of incoming students!

Join the Coalition for College as they host an online Virtual College Fair! Sit in on 2 panel discussions and over 40 sc...
04/20/2020

Join the Coalition for College as they host an online Virtual College Fair! Sit in on 2 panel discussions and over 40 schools and ask admissions officers your questions! Register at the link in our bio.

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950 E 61st St
Chicago, IL
60637

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00
Thursday 08:30 - 18:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00
Saturday 08:00 - 15:00

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(773) 702-8288

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