Nexus Program

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(Network for Excellence and Undergraduate Success)   


Grade point average and standardized test scores do not always provide a complete or accurate measurement of a student's potential for success. Morgan State University (MSU) and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) are aware that while standard assessment tools are strong indicators of academic potential, test scores are not always indicative of a student's ability to successfully earn a degree.

NEXUS provides an alternative for students with drive and potential by providing access to two outstanding schools. Resources, strong academics, and solid support systems from both institutions along with YOUR determination will ensure YOUR opportunity to meet and exceed the University's admission requirements. The NEXUS PROGRAM (Network for Excellence and Undergraduate Success) ensures that all students are provided with access to a quality college education.

Nexus program participants, while officially CCBC students, begin their academic journey on Morgan State University grounds, and once transferred* will remain on the MSU campus. The word "NEXUS" means center, connection, core, link, network, tie, union, bond. Being a NEXUS student denotes that two schools have bonded to provide a network of services and opportunities from which each participant SHALL benefit and SHALL succeed. Participation in the program is by exclusive invitation only.  Contact the Program Coordinator/Community College Liaison for more information at 443-885-3765 or e-mail
  • Nexus 2015 Fact Sheet - Just the facts!
  • Were you referred to the NEXUS Program?  Have questions?  Select an Information Session HERE.  Information Session dates:
    • Session I   April 22, 2015, University Student Center, Room 212A, 6:00 p.m.
    • Session II  May 06, 2015, University Student Center, Room 212A, 6:00 p.m.
    • Session III May 20, 2015, University Student Center, Room 212A, 6:00 p.m.
    • Session IV  May 29, 2015, University Student Center, Room 210B, 6:00 p.m.

*Developmental courses are not transferrable.

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The following links are for New and Current NEXUS Students ONLY

Congratuations on being admitted to the NEXUS Program!  The following information was created collaboratively between CCBC and MSU to provide you with helpful resources.  

  • Welcome To the NEXUS Program  Welcome Smiley Face
  • NEXUS Program Contact Information:
    • Morgan State University Program Coordinators: 
      • Teara Oliver Moore, Program Coordinator/Community College Liaison, 443-885-1585, or Stacey Tyson, Program Coordinator/Community College Liaison, 443-885-3765,, Office Fax 443-885-8381
    • The Community College of Baltimore County
      • Laura Smith, Transition Coordinator, 443-840-1315,, Office Fax 443-840-1206 
  • NEXUS Student ACCESS ORIENTATION - Mandatory 
    • All NEXUS students are required to attend Access Orientation at Morgan State University Sunday, July 12, 2015 through Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    • Cost $225.00 (includes the cost of lodging, meals and materials)
    • If you have not already registered for Access Orientation, contact a Morgan NEXUS Coordinator immediately at 443-885-1585 or 443-885-3765.
    • Registration must be completed prior to May 30, 2015.
  • Placement Testing for the NEXUS Program
    • The Official ACCUPLACER iPhone App - $1.99
    •  ACCUPLACER Sample Questions - Free
    • If you live within  20 miles of the Morgan State University campus, you must IMMEDIATELY register for the ACCUPLACER  by contacting the CCBC NEXUS Program Coordinator (Ms. Laura Smith, (443) 840-1315, to arrange for testing.  Your Placement Examination will be administered on the MSU campus in the Earl S. Richardson Library, Room 117.  There is a seat limit of 25 per testing period and two time slots per day (9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  on
      • Tuesday, July 14, 2015,
      • Tuesday, July 21, 2015,
      • Tuesday, July 28, 2015.
    • If you live more than 20 miles from the Morgan State University campus, you must IMMEDIATELY contact the CCBC NEXUS Program Coordinator to arrange for testing closer to home.
  • 2015 NEXUS PROGRAM Student Immediate Action Items!!  CLICK HERE

Have you decided to live on campus? 

View the following slide show from the Office of Residence Life and Housing for a virtual step-by-step walk through on all aspects of the on-line application.  For Fall 2015 entering NEXUS students, the housing application site opens March 3, 2015.

  • Residence Life Online Housing Tutorial
    • View the tutorial BEFORE applying.  It will prepare you to accurately complete each screen!
    • Keep the tutorial open in a separate window as a reference guide when you are ready to begin the actual application process.


Morgan State University NEXUS Program
Spring 2015
Hybrid Academic Calendar

January 26          Classes begin 
February 23       

Last Day to drop a class/audit and receive a 50% refund of tuition

NEXUS Student Progress Reports due to Program Coordinator
CCBC Progress Grades due to Program Coordinator  
*Do NOT submit to SIMON* 
March 23-28                 
April 2         
Last day to withdraw from a course 
April 18       
NEXUS Student Progress Reports due to Program Coordinator
May 13  
Last day of classes
May 15-22         
Final examinations begin *according to MSU's exam schedule*
May 26   
Final grades due by faculty by 4:30 p.m. 
October 2       
Last day to complete an "I" grade 

A few other important things to note:
  • All schedule related changes need to be facilitated through the Program Coordinator (Ms. Smith,
  • Follow MSU's weather related-closings.
  • This calendar reglects MSU's operational schedule
  • Follow MSU's Final Exam Schedule



 Last updated April 27, 2015