The John and Effie Macklin Center for Academic Success (MCAS), in collaboration with University partners at Universities at Shady Grove, empowers undergraduate and graduate students to develop effective learning strategies, self-efficacy, persistence, and leadership through customized academic and disability support.

Through its programming and resources, MCAS assists students in applying newly learned skills and strategies to achieve their academic goals and develop leadership qualities that contribute to USG’s goal of providing the region with a “highly educated and skilled workforce.”


MCAS offers the following services:


MCAS also provides customized Workshops for faculty to help students meet their academic goals. 

In order to ensure that our workshop content is relevant for all students, we utilize a collaborative process where we work with faculty and instructors to create learning outcomes and activities based on their assignments and initiatives. Whether it is time management, writing skills, or group presentations, we are happy to customize our content to make sure it is relevant to coursework. 


I'm delighted this service exists! It really helps me stay encouraged.
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