Josie Anthony with a FriendStudents join MASP in one of two ways:

  1. Through participation in our summer bridge program known as PEAC (Program for Excellence in Academics and Community) the summer before their freshman year of college; or
  2. Through affiliate status as a current CU student. We will begin accepting Affiliate Applications for Academic Year 17-18 on August 20, 2017.


All MASP students (including Affiliates) are expected to complete the same program expectations every semester.  These are:

  • Achieving and maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Meeting regularly with MASP advisors.
  • Being present in and using the MASP study/community space effectively 3-5 times per week.  (This includes meeting with advisors, studying individually or with a group, working on assignments, etc.)
  • Participating in all designated MASP academic seminars.
  • Attending all mandatory MASP program activities during the academic year.
  • ​Participating in at least one internship, research experience or study abroad program.


MASP students earn a participation scholarship by fulfilling program requirements every semester. Students who complete PEAC are the only students eligible to receive the participation scholarship from their first semester onwards. Students entering as affiliates must complete program requirements for two semesters before being eligible for the scholarship.