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Project RISE

Project RISE is here to help you: Succeed in college, graduate from Heartland, and transfer to the four-year school of your choice.

Project RISE is an educational support program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. We offer a variety of services to assist you in becoming familiar with the Heartland Community College campus and accomplish your educational goals. If you are committed to academic success and becoming a stronger student, we want YOU!

Consider Applying

  • Do you plan to transfer to a four-year college?
  • Do you wish you had help figuring out college?
  • Are you interested in getting the most out of your education?
  • Are you a first-generation college student?
  • Are you eligible for financial aid?
  • Do you have a verifiable disability?
  • Do you struggle with math?
  • Do you want to meet other students?

Benefits of Joining Project RISE

  • Peer Mentoring
  • Academic Planning & Course Selection
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Math Learning Community
  • Career Exploration
  • Financial Literacy  
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Personal Counseling
  • College Visits
  • Cultural Events
  • Workshops on a variety of topics
  • College Engagement Opportunities
  • And Much More!

For more detailed information about each of our services, visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Project RISE is a TRIO program, which is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information about our grant, visit https://www2.ed.gov/programs/triostudsupp/index.html.

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Contact Project RISE

Student Commons Building (SCB) 1000
1500 West Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8404
Fax: 309-268-7997
Hours: M-R 8:00-5:00 & F 8:00-4:30
Email/Chat: Project RISE
Facebook: Project RISE on Facebook