The CASA Academy
The CASA Academy is an alternative admissions program sponsored by the Center for Academic Success and Achievement at Morgan State University. Transitioning high school students who have applied to Morgan State University, but did not meet the requirements for regular admission are referred to the Center and invited to apply to the summer program. We accept a maximum of 300 applicants for each summer cohort, based on selective application process. All participants who successfully complete the program are guaranteed admission to the University for the subsequent fall semester.
The CASA Academy program is designed to ease the transition from high school to college for students whose academic profile and performance suggest the need for early intervention to improve their potential for success in college. Upon acceptance to the Academy, participants must enroll and successfully complete (earn a grade of C or better) a sequence of three non-credit courses designed to strengthen the student's background in English, mathematics, and reading comprehension and vocabulary development. Students will also be introduced to a strengths-based orientation seminar designed to help build students' awareness of their natural talents.
The CASA Academy is an academically intense and rigorous program. It is offered for a six-week period during the summer. Courses are held Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Additional supplemental instruction, as well as academic, personal, and leadership development seminars are held in the evenings between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Participants' primary purpose and goal of participating in the CASA Academy is to improve their skill development in the identified core areas in order to gain admission to the University.
Students in the CASA Academy must agree to meet the following standards:
- Successfully complete all CASA Academy courses with a grade of C or better
- Attend all scheduled CASA Academic classes and sponsored activities
- Participate in all mandatory seminars, workshops, activities, etc.
- Adhere to the University's Code of Student Conduct
- Adhere to the CASA Academy Code of Student Conduct
Fees for this program are determined on an annual basis and subject to revision. Currently, there is no cost to Maryland residents. The cost to non-Maryland residents for summer 2012 was $550.
The application for Summer 2013 will be mailed to all MSU applicants that were referred to the program by the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.
Please call our main office at 443-885-3380 if you have any questions about this program.
2013 CASA ACADEMY Begins July, 1 2013 - August 9, 2013
2013 CASA Academy participants will be provided with instructions on how to apply for on-campus housing for the fall 2013 semester when they receive their Welcome Packet in the mail.