The Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) operations are currently modified to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff, given the continued challenges with COVID-19. At this time, most services and courses are being provided remotely or online. Access to campus buildings is limited to approved students, faculty, staff and visitors only. Please visit the USG Onward web page for additional details.


Prospective Students:

Transfer Access Programs:
  • Professional staff will continue to provide individual appointments and consultations using video conferencing
  • Schedule an appointment online following the standard TAP procedures
ACES:
  • ACES Success Coordinator will continue to provide individual appointments and consultations using WebEx video conferencing
  • ACES students may contact the coordinator through email
  • Meetings and limited services to others will continue in a modified version
  • Ambassadors will be contacted via standard communication channels by the Senior Coordinator with ongoing information and updates
CEO:
  • Career Coaching will be provided via WebEx, google hangouts, or phone for students in the CEO cohort
  • Students can schedule appointments at the following link:  bit.ly/CareerCoachMeeting
ACES Career Readiness:
  • Current ACES students can request career readiness support in their individual high school ACES Google Classrooms. 
  • Career Readiness Staff will respond to students via UMD email accounts and phones. 
  • Career Readiness workshop content will also be provided on individual high school ACES Google Classrooms.
The Center for Recruitment & Transfer Access (CRTA) works closely with prospective students to provide seamless pathways to programs offered on our campus. We frequently visit high schools, community colleges, and local organizations to share the benefits of USG and assist students in taking the next step towards continuing their education. CRTA is also responsible for hosting several Open Houses at USG throughout the year, which present great opportunities for prospective students to experience our campus and learn more about their programs of interest.
 

Services Offered

One of CRTA's main initiatives is managing USG's Transfer Access Programs in conjunction with some of our partner institutions. Transfer Access Programs provide select students at Montgomery College (MC) with early access to USG's campus, the chance for guaranteed admission, and further scholarship opportunities.
 
CRTA also works with students in the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) program. ACES, a partnership between Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), Montgomery College (MC), and USG, is a college completion program starting in the junior year of high school targeted at students typically underrepresented in higher education. CRTA provides valuable programming for ACES students, including a Summer Bridge Program for rising high school seniors and individualized coaching for ACES students enrolled in programs at USG.
 
CRTA additionally houses the USG Student Ambassador Program, a sought-after leadership opportunity for current students in programs at USG to hone their communication and marketing skills by assisting CRTA staff in recruitment of prospective students.