Campus Notebook

Kish EMSA program application deadline is March 30

The Kishwaukee College EMSA Program will be accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year through March 30. Students who are high school juniors currently enrolled in or have already completed pre-calculus and general chemistry at their high schools are eligible to apply.

EMSA is a program designed for students who will be entering their senior year in high school in the fall of 2018. EMSA has two academic tracks available: Track One for students interested in pursuing a degree in engineering or physics and Track Two for students interested in pursuing a “pre-professional” major in college, for example, veterinary sciences, medicine, pharmacy, or physical therapy.

Taking classes through EMSA allows local high school seniors to get a jumpstart on their college career by fulfilling science and math course requirements for a fraction of the cost of university tuition. The courses are compatible with the equivalent courses offered by the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University and offers transferability of 23-26 credit hours, which is nearly one full year of college course credits.

During the fall and spring semesters, students will attend classes at Kish beginning at 7:30 a.m. and return to their high school at 10 a.m. to attend their other senior year classes, as well as participate in extracurricular activities.

For more information on applying to the EMSA program for 2018-2019, contact Kathy Mershon at 815-825-9307 or

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