What is the ACCESS Orientation Program?

During the ACCESS Orientation Program, students and their parents will receive financial aid assistance including FAFSA information, residence life information, placement testing results, academic advisement, and career counseling.  Additionally, students will participate in activities, workshops, and seminars to include topics such as college transition, school spirit, study skills, and test-taking strategies.  It is expected that new students will leave the ACCESS Orientation Program week with all of the necessary tools and resources required for their Fall enrollment at the University, as well as for their first year of academic success.  Students and parents will meet and have access to university deans and administrators who will provide them with critical information and resources for their successful matriculation.  Morgan offers four one-week ACCESS Orientation Program weeks for a maximum of 250 students per session in order to accommodate at least 1,000 first-time freshmen during the month of July.  The ACCESS Orientation Program pledges to increase access to college for a diverse student population, prepare students for their college matriculation, and provide a head start for students on the path to academic success.  It is expected that the campus-wide ACCESS Orientation Program for freshmen which incorporates best practices in higher education will yield outstanding results for the entire undergraduate student population.