Academic Achievement Programs


Contact Us

Sheena Afoakwa
Academic Program Specialist
Summer Transitional Program
2212E Marie Mount Hall,
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 405-4739
Fax: 301.314.9162
safoakwa@umd.edu

Prospective Students

Welcome Prospective Students!

Are you interested in finding out more about Academic Achievement Programs (AAP)?
Then you've come to the right place!

AAP programs are primarily intended for students who are:

  • first generation in college

  • low-income

  • from groups that are underrepresented in academia

If you are a high school student, or you are an adult who never attended college, then please visit the Educational Opportunity Center. There you can learn about applying for college, financial aid, and getting a GED (if applicable).

If you are considering applying to the University of Maryland and interested in learning more about the Summer Transitional Program (STP), please be aware that you will need to submit an admissions application to the University first and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will decide whether to refer you to AAP. If you have already been referred to AAP, please visit the STP Application as soon as possible to let AAP know you are interested in the opportunity before it is too late.

If you are currently an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, academic and personal support is available to you through Student Support Services/Intensive Educational Development (SSS/IED). Although our core mission is to support the students who attended the Summer Transitional Program, we are here for any undergraduate who is interested.

Finally, if you are an undergraduate at the University of Maryland--College Park, Frostburg State University, or Saint Mary's College of Maryland, and are interested in pursuing graduate school, take a look at the Ronald E. McNair Program web page here. The McNair Program provides opportunities and mentorship for budding research scholars.