Morgan State University and the SEED School of Maryland today signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MOU), offering dual enrollment and college-level course credit for select high-achieving students at the secondary school.
The signing is the first agreement of its kind in Morgan’s 147-year history, and gives students an early path to full-time enrollment at the University, along with early academic and professional exposure in a wide range of disciplines and industries.
Morgan officials called the partnership an extraordinary opportunity to aid students and families in critical areas of college readiness and affordability.
“Indeed, this is a momentous occasion for our university, and for the State of Maryland,” said Morgan State President David Wilson. “It is the first time that we are delving into dual high school and college enrollment, and hopefully, this will be the start of more students in the city and region having access to the kind of support system that spurs academic and professional success for a lifetime.”
Students who have earned at least al 2.75 grade point average at the end of their junior year and test at the 92 level or above on the Accuplacer tests in math and reading will be eligible for enrollment in the program, with the permission of their parents.
All courses under the dual-enrollment program will be taught at Morgan, and participating students will have access to the University’s facilities, including research and learning resources as well as Morgan academic and career counselors. Students will earn high school credit and up to 30 transferrable college credits in the program.
The SEED School of Maryland is a statewide, college-preparatory, public boarding school located in Baltimore, Md. Its mission is to present students from across the state with the opportunity to receive a tuition-free education that prepares them for success in college and beyond.