Framingham State University
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The Program Leading to Undergraduate Success (PLUS) is an academic enrichment program sponsored by Undergraduate Admissions and the Center for Academic Sucess & Advising (CASA).
Each year, Framingham State University accepts a select group of students who have demonstrated potential for academic success but who have been determined by Admissions as likely to require additional academic support and guidance as they transition to college.
PLUS students may be the first in their families to attend college, hail from an urban or rural school system or have faced significant obstacles during their academic careers.
Most first-year students experience some form of transitional difficulty and could benefit from the academic resources of CASA. While all students are encouraged and welcome to take advantage of the services of CASA, PLUS students are required to utilize academic support services, particularly tutoring and academic advising. Additionally, PLUS students participate in educational workshops that develop their knowledge of campus services and how to use them.
PLUS students enroll in the same courses and are expected to satisfy the same academic and graduation requirements as all undergraduates at the University.  
Please note that there is no separate application process for this program. Additionally, while some PLUS participants may have had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan in high school, this is not part of the criteria for selecting PLUS students. For information about academic accommodations at FSU please visit Disability Services.
Participants in the PLUS program come from a myriad of backgrounds, circumstances and ethnicities. They are driven by the desire to learn and the belief in their potential for success. It is our pleasure at CASA to assist these students along the way.

Emily Abel, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator & Academic Advisor

For more information about the PLUS program and the services that are offered, please contact Ms. Emily Abel at 508-626-4907 or at

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220