Welcome to the Center for Access and Academic Success (CAAS)

  • Welcome to the Center for Access and Academic Success (CAAS)! Our programs are designed to promote holistic academic and personal student development. The Center provides assistance primarily to first and second-year students and transfer students with fewer than 30 credits, with access to comprehensive academic support services that strengthen their performance and promote student success and retention. The Center offers a vast array of services designed to support student success from the point of entry to graduation. Services consist of: Academic Advising and Coaching, Tutoring, and Supplemental Instruction (SI). The Center also encompasses student enrichment programs, such as “Future Outstanding Cohort of University Students” (FOCUS) and the First-year Experience-Hawk Mentor Partnership. CAAS partners regularly with personnel from each of the divisions on campus-Administrative Affairs, Student Affairs, and Institutional Advancement to support student engagement, persistence, retention, and graduation. The staff is comprised of highly trained and caring professionals who are dedicated to helping students achieve academic and personal success at UMES.

    Student Development Center, Suite 2200