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Student Support Services/Project Prime


Project Prime students

Student Support Services/Project Prime (SSS/PP) is a Federal TRIO Program sponsored by the United States Department of Education. It is an academic support program designed to improve the retention and graduation rates of 260 low-income, first-generation and disabled Roosevelt students enrolled at the Chicago Campus. The needs of the students accepted in the program are thoroughly assessed, and individualized prescriptive plans are developed for each participant. 

2014 Summer Bridge Enrichment Program
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  • Academic advising and course selection
  • Academic tutoring and mentoring
  • Cultural enrichment and off-campus educational activities
  • Personal development workshops
  • Educational/career counseling
  • Computer-assisted instruction in the Project Prime lab
  • FAFSA (financial aid) filing and assistance navigating the financial aid process
  • Individualized prescriptive plans
  • State and regional sponsored student development and student leadership conferences
  • Post-baccalaureate planning
  • Study skills development
  • Summer orientation program
  • Guest speakers and student recognition activities
  • Assistance with scholarship searching

All Project Prime services are free for program participants. Students are accepted into the program based on federal eligibility criteria. Students are referred to Project Prime via the Offices of Admission, Financial Aid, and Academic Advising as well as faculty, staff, students, Academic Probation and Reinstatement Committee and self-referrals.

Obtaining a degree is made possible and enhanced through participation in the Student Support Services/Project Prime Program. The program can make retention and graduation a reality for low-income, first-generation and disabled students.

Summer Bridge Program

All new Roosevelt students who meet the Project Prime program eligibility requirements are encouraged to participate in the Summer Bridge program. This free, six-week summer orientation is structured to introduce students to the demands of college life and examine their level of academic proficiency. The program is also aimed at providing students with the opportunity to learn about various study skills strategies and techniques that can be beneficial for their academic success at Roosevelt.

Students will have the opportunity to take math and English classes taught by college professors to prepare for college course work. In addition to joining a cohort of other incoming Roosevelt students, the program also includes activities, such as guest speakers, cultural events and leadership development opportunities.

For more information about participating in Summer Bridge 2014, contact Student Support Services/Project Prime at 312-341-3875 or


1. Contact SSS/PP to discuss your eligibility and receive an application
2. Complete application and return to SSS/PP
3. Contact an SSS/PP staff member to set up your intake interview upon acceptance to Roosevelt


Student Support Services/Project Prime
430 S. Michigan, AUD Room 104
Chicago, IL  60605