ACE invites applications from rising sophomores who plan to pursue a graduate or professional degree. Eligible students are those who evidence need and will enrich the diversity of the cohort, maximize the program’s resources, and actively contribute to the community. Additionally, a student must:

  • Possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 
  • Be a rising sophomore (2nd semester, first-year student) at the time of his or her application and before entering the program 
  • Agree to reside in McCarthy Hall during sophomore year (commuter students are exempt) 
  • Complete the online ACE Admission Application in its entirety 
  • Agree to commit to the program for three years 
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing with the University 
  • Agree to adhere to the membership requirements as described in the ACE contract.

ACE Application

Note: Students who are admitted to ACE will begin the program in the subsequent fall semester (first semester of sophomore year). Admitted students must attend an orientation and excursion in August.