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Our Programs

AAP's on-campus programs provide: academic support, academic coaching and advising, skill enhancement, tutoring and counseling. AAP is composed of 7 different programs, these include the Summer Transitional Program (STP), Student Support Services / Intensive Educational Development (SSS/IED), Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), and the Educational Talent Search Programs (ETS) North and Central.

A Community

Our community based program, EOC, provides college admissions and financial aid counseling / advising assistance, academic and college placement assistance, and college career alignment coaching. Our Educational Talent Search Programs (ETS) North and Central each provide small group tutoring, academic advising and counseling, comprehensive college prep, and career exploration at select high schools. Please explore the services available to you through our seven programs.

Our Programs

Educational Opportunity Center

If you are 19 yrs. and older, or a high school senior, who has never enrolled (or wishes to re-enroll) in college, visit the Educational Opportunity Center. There you can learn about, and get assistance with, the college admissions and financial aid process. You can also receive assistance in getting into a GED program.

Summer Transitional Program

Adjusting to college life on both the academic and personal level can seem overwhelming to many students. AAP students may face many stressors. This six-week program helps students prepare for college life and takes place the summer prior to the Fall semester they are admitted.

Intensive Educational Development / Student Support Services

Assisting incoming freshmen to the University is certainly a vital role of IED and SSS. However, the valuable support of these programs continues throughout each AAP student's time at the University, from their first year through graduation.

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

The Educational Opportunity Center provides information and assistance to low-income, first-generation college-bound citizens in Prince George's county age 19 and older to gain admission and obtain financial aid for post-secondary education enrollment.

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to prepare students who are primarily from low-income, first generation and traditionally underrepresented groups to pursue doctoral studies.

University of Maryland Talent Search

Talent Search works with traditionally underrepresented middle and high school students who show promise, but may still our support to successfully graduate from high school and navigate the unfamiliar territory of college acceptance and enrollment.

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Whatever the mind can conceive and believe ... can be achieved.

The motto we live by at the University of Maryland Academic Achievement Programs


The purpose of the Academic Achievement Programs has remained constant through the years – to facilitate access and provide the opportunity of a college education to students who, if evaluated on traditional criteria, might not have access to the University of Maryland.


The Academic Achievement Program goals are to provide leadership, development, monitoring and evaluation of all its activities and services sponsored by the individual programs within the department.


The mission of the Programs is to provide academic and counseling support to aid in the retention and graduation of students. Specifically, the mission is to provide services that enhance the academic potential and personal growth of each student served.

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