About Latch

The Marilyn Maxwell Latch Academic Support Program

  • The Latch program is a first-year support and learning community. It serves a diverse population of about 185 students per semester who are looking for support as they transition into college and develop their reading, writing, mathematics, and other academic skills.
  • For nearly 50 years, Latch’s community approach to education has helped students establish successful independent learning strategies and set realistic academic and career goals.
  • The Latch program offers a mix of academic advising and counseling, peer tutoring and mentoring that create a tight-knit learning community in which students learn together and from one another.


  • You are a matriculated Massasoit student enrolled in a daytime degree or certificate program.
  • You are new to college and looking to develop your reading, writing, mathematics, and study skills.
  • You are a matriculated Massasoit student who has been removed from a degree or certificate program due to academic probation.
  • You tested into/taking one or more developmental courses.
  • You have had unsatisfactory academic experiences in the past.
  • You have been away from school for a long time.

How do I Apply?