Summer Program in Accounting and Finance
July 19 - 24, 2020
(Sunday through Friday)
Application Deadline April 17, 2020
Welcome to the
2020 Summer Program in Accounting and Finance
at Morgan State University!
This is the summer residential program for high school students interested in accounting and finance. This program will run from Sunday, July 19 through Friday, July 24, 2020. This program is free of charge. Preference will be given to applicants with the highest GPA (GPA of 3.0 or better on 4.0 scale is preferable). However, good SAT or ACT scores will be considered.
To see pictures from the 2016 program, click here.
Participants will receive a package of forms and program rules and regulations in the mail. Please return the forms by June 14 so we will know who are coming and we can plan for you. You may obtain additional copies of forms below:
We also need each participant to complete a Meningitis Immunization Form or a Meningococcal Vaccine Waiver Form. These forms are being sent out in the mail but you may get a copy by clicking below.
You should return either the immunization form or the waiver form, not both.
What to Bring!!!!
- An open mind
- A friendly attitude
- Comfortable clothing for classes
- Business casual clothing for field trip and awards banquet
- Basic toiletries (bath cloths, towels, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)
- Linens for twin size bed
- Alarm clock
- Spending Money
The Summer Residency Program is free to all participants. There is no charge for the meals, accommodations, lectures, as well as the company or university tours. However, you should bring money if you want to purchase souvenirs, additional food (outside of normal meals), play video games, or for other items.
- Attire for Specific Events
For classes dress is casual (no cut-offs or revealing clothing please)
For field trip (Tuesday) and awards banquet (Friday) dress is business casual: Dress or pants-suit for ladies; shirt and tie for gentlemen
Check In, Opening Ceremony and Awards Banquet
- When Is Check-In?
Sunday, July 19, 2 pm - 4:30 pm
- At Check-In
1. If you have not returned all signed forms we will collect these forms at check-in. This includes: Parent/Guardian Contact Information and Medical Release Form, Rules and Regulations, and Program Acceptance Form.
2. Each participant gets two free tickets to the closing Awards Banquet on Friday, July 24 so that parents may attend. The program will begin at 5 pm. Please tell us the number of parents that will be attending the banquet at check-in (one or two). If you need more than two tickets they will cost $30 each, payment required at check-in. Make checks payable to Morgan State University Foundation.
- Where to Check-In
Check in will be at the dormitory. Details will be mailed to participants.
- Opening Ceremony
Two parents for each participant are invited to remain for the Opening Ceremony on Sunday, July 12 beginning at 5 pm.
SPAF Rules and Regulations
1. Students attending the Summer Residency Program will be housed in the residence halls and will be under adult supervision at all times during the week. Males and females will be housed in separate dorms. The residence halls are managed by residence hall staff which includes Resident Director, Assistant Resident Director, Resident Assistants and Desk Assistants. Also, a group of four or five student participants will be assigned to a Counselor. Student participants must remain with their Counselors at all times. The Counselors will also live in the residence halls with the student participants. Morgan State University undergraduate and graduate students will serve as Counselors.
2. Students are not allowed to bring automobiles on campus.
3. Students are not allowed to leave the Morgan State University campus during the six-day program, except under extraordinary circumstances and with the written permission of the Program Director. Parents and guardians are allowed to visit, but please notify us in advance so that appropriate arrangements can be made. No other visitors are allowed.
4. Students are not allowed to bring or use weapons on campus. In addition, students may use beepers or cellular telephones during "free time" only (e.g., not during class time, on scheduled trips, etc.). Students may not have television sets or radios in their rooms during the Summer Residency Program.
5. Unruly behavior, drug or alcohol use or sales, or unauthorized absence from campus are grounds for immediate dismissal. The parents/guardians will be contacted to come for the student immediately.
6. If a student becomes ill while in the program, we will immediately take the student to the University Health Center for evaluation. Pending the outcome of this evaluation a parent or guardian may be asked to pick up the student if he or she remains too ill to continue in the program.
7. In case of a medical emergency or injury, we will take the student to the health center or a hospital if needed as determined by the health center physician. We will immediately contact the parent or guardian and/or personal physician. SPAF is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by the student participant. (Please attach copy of proof of medical coverage to Medical Release Form.)
8. SPAF is not responsible for the loss or damage of the participant's belongings or property, either in transit or at the University. If any personal or University property is stolen or damaged, the student's residential counselor must be notified immediately. Any student who is caught intentionally destroying property or stealing is subject to dismissal and his or her parent/guardian will be immediately notified.
9. Students are responsible for keeping their residence hall rooms clean and undamaged. Each room will be checked immediately after arrival and departure. Both roommates will share the cost of missing or damaged items. Students must refrain from moving furniture from or within the room.
10. Quiet hours must be maintained between 11pm and 6am each day. There is a 10pm curfew.
11. A room key, access code and meal card will be issued to each student at the beginning of the Summer Residency Program. If any of these items are lost, there will be a charge for issuing a new key and/or meal card, which must be paid by the student. In addition, if a room key is not returned at the end of the program, the student will be charged $10.00.
12. For the health and safety of every participating student, the program reserves the right to conduct room inspections.
13. The SPAF staff is responsible for the enforcement of these guidelines, but every member of the program should be concerned with the maintenance of an orderly and friendly atmosphere. The Assistanat Program Director will determine specific penalties for the infractions of these rules and they may be different from those stated in the previous items.
14. The Assistant Program Director has the authority to issue supplementary rules from time to time. They will be reasonable and fair, and their rationale will be explained beforehand.
For more information contact:
Ms. Linda Clark, Administrative Assistant