Summer Academic Success Academy (SASA)

SASA Objectives

Get a jump-start on your success!

  • Discover self and career aspirations;
  • Build on essential skills for course completions;
  • Begin the journey to mastering the university's learning outcomes;
  • Navigate the academic resources of the institution.

Welcome to SASA!

Congratulations on choosing Coppin State University as your institution of higher education. Believe it or not, you’ve already started investing in your future by choosing to attend the Summer Academic Success Academy (SASA) program. This is a five-week summer residential program designed to help incoming high school students make a smooth transition to college while earning college credits. SASA is open to all first-time, full-time new high school students on a first come, first served basis. This program is designed to assist with improving essential college readiness skills for college completion. Students receive an introduction to the academic, social, and recreational resources of the campus community. At the conclusion of the program students are connected to faculty, staff and peer mentors that serve as guides on their collegiate journey to success.

This year’s Summer Academic Success Academy will be held July 16 – August 17, 2023.

The Summer Academic Success Academy will host two cohorts of students:

  1. The Fast-Track student ready to start their collegiate career earning up to 9 credits prior to their first semester, and
  2. The Bridge to Coppin students invited to attend our Summer Academic Success Academy (SASA) as part of their admission to Coppin State “Class of 2027”. 

SASA concludes with an Awards Ceremony where students are recognized for their achievements during the program.

Why enroll in SASA? Consider the benefits

  • Early College Credits: You will earn 9 college credits that will go towards graduation.

  • Academic and Social Development: You will gain a deeper understanding of who you are, and how college can help you accomplish your dreams. You will begin to cultivate some life-long friendships before officially starting the fall semester.

  • Orientation to the Campus: You will have discovered all the nooks and crannies of the campus. In essence, this will be your campus before any other freshman arrives.

Enrolling in SASA

In order to register for SASA, you must first fill out the online enrollment form and pay the SASA enrollment fee of $300 (Bridge to Coppin Track) or $300 (Fast-Track) to the bursar office by June 2, 2023. Enrollment is limited to the first 100 enrollees. This program has a value of over $4,000 for Maryland residents and $8,000 for out-of-state students. Coppin State University will provide free tuition, room, board, and books for the first 100 students that apply and pay their SASA enrollment fee. Accepted students will be notified by email.

  1. Complete the online enrollment form
  2. Pay the SASA enrollment fee of $300 (Bridge to Coppin Track) or $300 (Fast-Track) to the Bursar office. Payment may be made:
    • Online.  Make Payment
    • By phone. Call (410) 951-3691
    • By mail

      Coppin State University
      Summer Academic Success Academy
      Attention: Cashier's Office
      2500 West North Avenue
      Baltimore, MD 21216-3698

    • In person
      Miles Connor Building, Second Floor, Suite 203
      2500 West North Avenue
      Baltimore, MD 21216-3698

  3. Send an email to stating that the enrollment form and payment is complete.

Components of SASA

Academic Transformation

Fast-Track Students are enrolled in up to three academic courses to earn up to 9 credits toward graduation at Coppin State University. Professors will provide guidance that enhances college readiness skills.

Bridge to Coppin Students are enrolled in two academic courses at Coppin State University. Students will be given the opportunity to improve their proficiency in college readiness skills under the guidance of highly effective instructors.

Intrusive Advising

During the program, students meet with their academic advisors, gaining an understanding of their major requirements. Throughout the program, students will meet with advisors to gain a thorough understanding of the student program sheet. This will enable a student to know where they are on the graduation pathway every step of the way.

Academic Resources

During the length of the program, students will be connected to various academic resource centers on campus which include the Math Lab, and the Reading and Writing Lab. Students will also have academic peer leaders who will serve as tutors and peer mentors.


Students will dive deep in discovering their interests, career goals, and motivation for success. Students and instructors will undergo a mutually beneficial journey that will connect life-long learning to accomplishing dreams and aspirations. We complement the academic curriculum with engaging student activities and special interest events such as social activities, a talent show, and excursions.

What to Bring

All students should bring at least 5 professional dress attire for Professional Dress Wednesdays and the Closing Banquet.

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Face masks
  • School supplies (notebooks, writing instruments, etc.)
  • Money for laundry ($1/per load)
  • Alarm clock
  • Cable cord - At least 12 feet in length (to connect Cable to TV)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamp
  • First aid kit
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry supplies: laundry bag and laundry detergent
  • Medications
  • Personal toiletries
  • Pillows
  • Power strip (UL approved)
  • Rainwear
  • Refrigerator (3.6 cubic feet, maximum)
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower shoes and bucket
  • Toiletries and soap dish
  • Towels
  • TV/DVD/Stereo
  • UL approved extension cord
  • Wall-safe hooks and tape (for hanging pictures & posters)
  • Wastebasket
  • X-Long twin-size sheets
  • Ladies: appropriate formal wear (blouse, skirt, slacks or dress)
  • Gentlemen: appropriate formal wear (shirt, tie & slacks)

If it seems inappropriate to wear, it probably is. Please dress appropriately to class and all other events.

  • Live pets (except fish)
  • Microwaves
  • Any cooking appliances (hot plates, grills, crock pots, toasters, etc.)
  • Halogen lamps
  • Candles and incense
  • Illegal items and contraband
  • Lighters or matches

Frequently Asked Questions

The start date is July 16, 2023.

The last day of SASA is August 17, 2023.

The cost for attendance:

  • Bridge to Coppin Track Program Fee: $300
  • Fast-Track Program Fee: $300

Participation in the Summer Academic Success Academy has a value of more than $4000.00 for Maryland residents and $8,000 for out-of-state students.

The first 100 enrollees will be awarded the SASA summer grant which covers SASA tuition, housing, meals and books. To qualify for the SASA grant you must complete the SASA enrollment form, and pay your SASA program fee by June 2, 2023.

The deadline to submit your enrollment form and program fee is June 2, 2023.

The program fee is non-refundable.

Yes. Students who fail to adhere to the Student Code of Conduct or the Rules of the SASA program will be immediately dismissed. During SASA, students are not subject to the Judiciary process.

Yes. The Student Counseling office is available Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 PM. Students must make an appointment to see a counselor.

No. Financial aid is not used during SASA.

Yes. Grades in SASA will impact cumulative GPA. SASA is a great way to start earning a high GPA.

All required textbooks will be provided free of charge by Coppin State University during SASA. Students are responsible for purchasing additional supplies such as notebooks, writing instruments, etc.

Successful completion of the SASA program includes (but not limited to) earning a 2.5 or above GPA, completing assigned tasks within the program, and adhering to the code of conduct set by the program.

You will be notified after the enrollment deadline. Usually on the following Monday. If you wish to find out earlier, you may send an inquiry email to

Yes. Living on campus is mandatory during the SASA program.

Students cannot work during SASA. 

The program is not mandatory, however it is highly recommended for the student who wants to "Jump-Start" their collegiate career. This program allows newly admitted students the opportunity to earn college credits that will go toward graduation absolutely free.

Students that are invited to participate in SASA through the Bridge to Coppin track must attend as part of their Admissions process.


Questions or concerns should be forwarded to or you may call (410) 951-6159.

Director of Mentoring & SASA


Interim Director of Student Experience


Do you want to make a difference in the lives of our incoming first-year students?

If so, apply by clicking the link below to become a Peer Leader within the SASA program.