Center for Mathematical Achievement in Science and Technology

Pre-Freshman Academy


The Pre-Freshman Academy is a two week enrichment designed to strengthen the participating student’s preparation for university level mathematics. A further aim is to increase student academic success in the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science
Degree in a STEM area.

Participating students engage in the manipulation of mathematical concepts and methods for solving problems that are often encountered in STEM areas. Students interpret and analyze data gathered from a variety of scientific experiments. Additionally, study skills that are vital to success in STEM areas are highlighted.


  • Must be admitted to GSU for Fall semester enrollment
  • Must plan to enroll as a student at GSU during Fall semester and major in a science or mathematics area
  • Must be a United States Citizen


  • Housing and meals are provided on the campus of Grambling State University.
  • Participants receive a $400 stipend and a $500 textbook award. The textbook award can only be used at GSU during an academic year.
  • One two week Pre-Freshman Academy Session available to 50 students.

STEM MAJORS: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drafting Design Technology, Physics, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mathematics


NSF Logo CMAST is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.