CASA Academy 2022 Participation Information

CASA ACADEMY OVERVIEW

CASA Academy is six-week residential alternative admissions program coordinated by the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA) at Morgan State University. The 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. Transitioning high school students are referred to the CASA Academy after applying to Morgan State University. Students must be referred by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in order to participate in CASA Academy. Students must successfully complete the program in order to gain admission to the University. Successful completion means that the student has earned a minimum grade of "C" or 70% in all of their CASA Academy courses.

Once the student has registered for CASA Academy, they are enrolled in a sequence of non-credit courses designed to strengthen the student's background in English, Mathematics, and Analytical and Critical Reading (ALCR). Students will also be introduced to a strengths-based orientation seminar designed to help build students' awareness of their natural talents.

CASA Academy is an academically intense and rigorous residential program. The 2022 program dates are Sunday, June 26th to Friday, August 5th 2022. Participants' primary purpose and goal of participating in CASA Academy is to improve their skill development in the identified core areas in order to gain admission to the University. 

Students in CASA Academy must agree to meet the following standards:

  • Morgan State University requires that all members of the Morgan community, including CASA Academy participants, receive a COVID-19 vaccine
  • All students must wear a face mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status
  • All students must take the following courses during CASA Academy: English, Math, Analytical and Critical Reading, and an Orientation course.
  • Students must attend all scheduled CASA Academy courses.
  • All students must live in the residence halls during CASA Academy.
  • Students must pass all CASA Academy courses with a minimum grade of "C" or 70% to be eligible to gain admission to the University.
  • Students must participate in all mandatory tutoring sessions, workshops, and activities.
  • Adhere to the University's and CASA Academy's Code of Student Conduct

Morgan State University's CASA Academy is only open to high school seniors who have completed the Morgan State University undergraduate application for admission and have received a letter from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment indicating their status as a CASA Academy referral.

Note: Students are advised to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment at 443-885-8500 or admissions@morgan.edu if they are unsure about their admission status. 

Hear from staff and past CASA Academy student, Brittany Dorsey.  

CASA ACADEMY OVERVIEW

CASA Academy 2020 Welcome Video


2022 CASA ACADEMY REGISTRATION PROCESS

CASA ACADEMY REGISTRATION CHECKLIST: 

The CASA Academy Registration Checklist provides all steps that must be completed in order to participate in 2022 CASA Academy.  If you have additional questions please email CASA@morgan.edu or call 443-885-3380. We accept 300 participants on a first come first serve basis. Students must submit/complete ALL items on the checklist in order to reserve their space in the 2022 CASA Academy program.

CASA Academy Registration Checklist
Complete CASA Academy Participation Agreement (Agreement will be available soon)
Submit $782 payment for meals (2 meals per day for 6-weeks)
Email copy of COVID-19 Vaccination Card to healthcenter@morgan.edu
Email completed Health Entrance Certificate to healthcenter@morgan.edu 
Complete and Email Meningococcal Vaccine Waiver (if applicable) to healthcenter@morgan.edu
Submit Weekend Off Campus Permission Form (if applicable)

CASA Academy

*More information about each step listed on the checklist is detailed in the subsequent sections.

CASA ACADEMY PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

All students referred to CASA Academy must complete the CASA Academy Participation Agreement. This document along with the other items on the CASA Academy Registration Checklist (see above) reserves a student's space in the 2022 CASA Academy program. The CASA Academy Participation Agreement form will be available soon.

CASA ACADEMY FEE

The cost to participate in CASA Academy 2022 is $782. This fee is non-refundable and covers the cost of any two (2) meals per day for the 6-weeks of CASA Academy. The $782 fee can be paid using a credit card or money order.

To pay with credit card:

Contact the University's Office of the Bursar at 443-885-2051 between the hours of 8:30am to 4:45pm (EST) Mondays to Fridays. Callers must inform the attendant that they are making a payment of $782 for CASA Academy 2022. The student's first and last name and their eight-digit student identification number, along with the following information - REVENUE number 67919 and INDEX number 129305 MUST be provided to the attendant. 

To pay with money order:

Make the $782 money order payable to MSU-CASA and include the student's first and last name and eight-digit student identification (SID) number. Mail the completed money order to:

Morgan State University
CASA Academy
Tyler Hall 117
1700 E Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251

REQUIRED HEALTH AND SAFETY DOCUMENTS

1. COVID-19 Vaccination card 

2.Health Entrance Certificate

3. Meningococcal Vaccine Waiver Form (if applicable)

Health and safety documents MUST be emailed to healthcenter@morgan.edu. Please include the student's name and SID number. Subject of email: CASA - Health Forms.

WEEKEND OFF CAMPUS PERMISSION FORM

With permission from a parent or guardian, students can travel off campus on the weekends. The student cannot check out before Friday at 5:00 p.m. - regardless of method of travel - and must return to their residence hall by 11:00 p.m. on Sundays. Parents/guardians must complete the Weekend Off Campus Permission Form if they would like their student to leave campus on the weekends. The link for this form is emailed directly to each parent/guardian during the registration process.

CASA ACADEMY CONFIRMATION

Once ALL items on the CASA Academy Registration Checklist are received/completed, the student will receive an email confirmation of their participation in the 2022 CASA Academy program from casa@morgan.edu within 3 business days.


THINGS TO DO BEFORE FALL 2022

Financial Aid

All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1st. Visit the Office of Financial Aid website at www.morgan.edu/finanicalaid for more information about grants or scholarships, loans, or paid employment offered to help a student meet their college expenses. Students can also email finaid@morgan.edu or call 443-885-3170 for information.

On-Campus Housing

Students who would like to live on campus for fall 2022, should apply as soon as the housing application for fall becomes available. Space is limited. Do not wait until CASA Academy ends. Visit www.morgan.edu/residencelife for more information or call the Office of Residence Life and Housing at 443-885-3217.


Morgan State University reserves the right to provide some or all instruction and related academic activities through alternative methods of delivery (other than face to face), including remote/online delivery. It also reserves the right to change the method of delivery before or during any academic term in the event of a health or safety emergency or other circumstance when it determines that such change is necessary or in the best interests of the campus community. Tuition and fees will not be reduced or refunded if the University changes the delivery method during any period or all of an academic session.