The Center for Academic Access & Opportunity (CAAO) is the administrative home of the University's federally funded TRiO programs (Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program, Upward Bound Program, and Veterans Upward Bound Program) and the LSAC PLUS Program.

Our services prepare students for success in undergraduate and graduate college programs and encourage each student to achieve his or her highest potential. These services include: 

  • Individualized advising
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
  • Academic instruction
  • Test preparation 
  • Summer academic enrichment opportunities

Please contact us or stop by our office to learn more about our programs and whether one might be the right fit for you.

Upcoming Events

  • September 12: McNair Research Symposium and Welcome Reception, 1-2:30 p.m., 73 Tremont Street, 1st Floor, Amenities Room. Learn more
  • September 19 and 24: Veterans Upward Bound Fall Orientation, 12:30-2:30 p.m., meet at Academic Access & Opportunity, 73 Tremont Street, 7th Floor. Learn more

Keren Zuniga McDowell, PhD
Center for Academic Access and Opportunity
73 Tremont, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Mailing Address: Suffolk University-OAAO, 8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108