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 admissions requirements. The NEXUS PROGRAM (Network for Exellence 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 443-885-1585 or e-mail

  • Nexus 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 18, 2018, University Student Center, Room 212A, 6:00 p.m.
    • Session II  May 2, 2018, University Student Center, Room 212A, 6:00 p.m.
    • Session III May 23, 2018, University Student Center, Room 212A, 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.

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  • NEXUS Program Contact Information:
    • Morgan State University Program Coordinators: 
      • Stephanie Williams, Program Coordinator/Community College Liaison, 443-885-1585,, Office Fax 443-885-8381
    • The Community College of Baltimore County
      • Ivori Lipscomb-Warren, Transition Coordinator, 443-840-1315,, Office Fax 443-840-1206
      • Michael Shaw, Director of Disability Support Services, 443-840-4408, 
    • All NEXUS Students are required to attend one of the following ACCESS Orientation sessions at Morgan State UniversityCost $250.00 (include the cost of lodging, meals and materials)If you have not already registered for Access Orientation, contact the Morgan NEXUS Coordinator immediately at 443-885-1585.
      • July 8-11, 2018
      • July 15-18, 2018
      • July 22-25, 2018
      • August 12-15, 2018
    • Registration must be completed prior to June 1, 2018.
  • Placement Testing for the NEXUS Program
    • 2018 NEXUS PROGRAM Student Immediate Action Items!!  
      • Check your welcome packet for action items or contact the MSU NEXUS Coordinator at 443-885-1585.
    • You will need to take the Placement Test if:
      • You are taking more than 6 credits of courses which have developmental prerequisites, and;
      • You have never attended college before and;
      • You have SAT scores that are below 500 in Critical Reading, Writing and Math, or;
      • You have ACT scores that are below 21 in Reading, Writing, and Math.
    • You can prepare for the Placement Test:
    • Important Information
      • Students that live more than 50 miles away from the MSU campus should contact Ivori Lipscomb-Warren, NEXUS Coordinator -- CCBC, (443) 840-1315,
      • Students that live within 50 miles of the MSU campus must register for a placement examinationTesting Location:  Morgan State University, Earl S. Richardson Library, Room 117
      • Testing Dates and Times:
        • Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 1:00 pm
        • Friday, May 25, 2018, 9:00 am
        • Friday, June 1, 2018, 9:00 am
        • Monday, June 4, 2018, 9:00 am
        • Friday, June 8, 2018, 9:00 am
  • Financing Your Education in the NEXUS Program
    • MSU/CCBC NEXUS Program Financial Aid and Billing Process

    • Wondering about Financial Aid and how much you might need?  Watch this:

  • 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 all aspects of the on-line application.
      • 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.


 Rev 2-19-2018