Kish College to host EMSA info sessions in November and December

Kishwaukee College’s Engineering, Math & Science Academy (EMSA) will hold two upcoming information sessions for the 2023-2024 academic year.

  • 5:30-6:30 pm Wednesday, Nov. 16, in C1121 or via Zoom
  • 5:30-6:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 6, in C1121 or via Zoom

The information sessions are open to current high school sophomores and juniors along with their parents/guardians.

EMSA offers high school students the opportunity to take college-level courses in STEM-related fields — including physics, mathematics, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and biology — to prepare for various careers. The program offers three unique tracks in engineering, pre-professional, and — new for the upcoming year — pre-nursing. The pre-nursing track is designed for students pursuing a nursing career, especially those interested in starting at Kishwaukee College before transferring to complete a four-year nursing degree. Students completing the pre-nursing track will be able to move straight into Kish’s Registered Nursing associate degree program following graduation from high school.

Depending on their chosen track, students may need to complete pre-calculus or chemistry with a “B” grade or better to be considered eligible for the program. Students can earn up to 23 transferable credit hours through EMSA. Past Kish EMSA students have transferred to some of the top schools in the country, including the University of Illinois, Purdue University, Georgia Tech and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

The information session will overview the program, explain the application process and answer questions for students and parents/guardians. Application materials must be received by the College no later than Jan. 31, 2023, for consideration for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Guests attending in person are encouraged to park in Lot A and enter through Door 6.

To learn more about EMSA, visit For more information on the upcoming sessions, contact administrative assistant Cindy Karasewski at or 815-825-9307.