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CASA Academy


CASA Academy is a five-week residential alternative admissions program coordinated by the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) at Morgan State University. It is designed to ease the transition from high school to college for participants whose academic profile and performance suggest the need for early intervention to improve their potential for success in college. Transitioning high school students are referred to participate in CASA Academy by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students must apply to Morgan State University in order to be referred to CASA Academy.

We accept a maximum of 300 participants for each summer cohort. Participantss are enrolled in non-credit-bearing courses during CASA Academy. These courses are English, Math, Analytical and Critical Reading, and an Orientation course. These courses are taught by Morgan State University faculty and their freshman academic advisor. Participants who successfully complete CASA Academy by earning a minimum grade of "C" or 70% in all of their CASA Academy courses are eligible to gain admission to the University for the subsequent fall semester. Once the participant has successfully completed CASA Academy 2024, they are required to participate in “BECOME MORGAN DAY (To be announced).

In addition to CASA Academy courses, participants also engage in mandatory daily tutoring as well as enriching activities outside of the classroom on a weekly basis. The program allows participants to meet and interact with CASA staff, professors, peers, mentors, tutors, former CASA Academy participants, and alumni and explore the campus before the start of the fall semester. During the last week of the program, students who successfully complete CASA Academy are registered for their fall classes.

2024 CASA Academy Program Dates:

CASA Academy 2024 begins on Saturday, June 29th, and ends on Friday, August 2nd. Throughout the five weeks of CASA Academy, participants will reside in on-campus housing. On Saturday, June 29th, 2024, participants will move into their assigned residence halls for the summer program. All participants must move out of the residence halls at the end of the program - Friday, August 2nd, 2024. Once the student has successfully completed CASA Academy 2024, they are required to participate in “BECOME MORGAN DAY ( To be announced). 

Program Cost:
The cost to participate in CASA Academy 2024 is $800. The deadline for payment is June 14th. This fee is non-refundable and covers the cost of the program (meals, housing, tuition, books) for the 5 weeks of CASA Academy. FAFSA does not cover the fee of $800

Registration Process:

Our registration process for CASA Academy 2024 is now open! Please check your personal email for your invitation email on steps to confirm and payment options. 

If you have a question about how to pay, please check out CASA Academy payment methods here

Please note that in order to apply for Fall housing, you must first pay $400 towards your CASA fee to activate your Morgan email. The deadline for the housing application is May 15th.