Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I was admitted to ACE, but my friend and ideal roommate was not accepted or invited to apply. Can he/she and I still be roommates in McCarthy Hall?

Answer: Unfortunately, no. We will only accommodate roommate preferences if both students have been admitted to ACE.

Question: Are ACE students required to live in McCarthy Hall?

Answer: Yes, ACE sophomores who plan to live on campus are required to reside in McCarthy Hall; however, commuter students will not be required to live on campus. Also, limited housing in Leavey 4 is available to ACE juniors.

Question: May I apply to the ACE Program as a junior or senior?

Answer: Unfortunately, no. The ACE Program only admits rising sophomores (second semester, first-year students).

Question: I am applying to be a Resident Advisor (RA). Can I also apply to ACE?

Answer: Yes, however, ACE students must be able to attend all classes and events including the ACE orientation and fulfill other expectations for membership. Please refer to the ACE Membership Agreement in the application.

Question: Can I study abroad my first year in the ACE Program?

Answer: Students who are accepted to ACE are expected to participate in the entire ACE experience during their first full year in the program. Continuing students (juniors and seniors) may study abroad the following summer(s), fall or spring semester(s) after their first year in the program.