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Access/Success Mission

The mission of the Access/Success Institute is to expand access to college and success in college for traditionally underserved Massachusetts students: low-income and first-generation-to-college students.

The Institute accomplishes this in two ways:

  1. By sharing information among small, independent Massachusetts colleges about the effective ways they support the needs of such students on their campuses and assist them in their efforts to successfully enter and integrate into college life, achieve academically and socially, graduate in a timely manner, and embark on careers and
  2. By coordinating those efforts with the efforts of local and national non-profit college access organizations working within Massachusetts high schools to prepare underserved students for the rigors of applying to, entering and succeeding in college.