Student Success and Life
ACE: Academy for College Excellence
Helping You Succeed!
Do you feel that attending college is the right path for you but you never quite felt comfortable in the classroom; had trouble keeping up with lessons; or generally felt that you never really understood the material? Then the Delaware County Community College ACE program might be for you.
The Academy for College Excellence (ACE) was launched in the fall of 2010 as a program aimed at helping students that struggled in high school get better prepared for handling college-level course work. In short, it is committed to helping students that may have struggled previously to achieve success at the college level.
The ACE Program
ACE works with students to complete five courses (fifteen credits)--English, Math, Social Problems, Personal and Career Development, and Voice and Movement in one semester. Focus is placed on personal, academic and professional development with attention given to time management, self-discipline, motivation and stress management.
Students interested in enrolling in the ACE program must:
- Complete a Delaware County Community College application
- Take the College placement test
- Plan to attend the College full time (12 or more credits)
- Complete the ACE application
- Meet with ACE representatives to register for specific sections of English [Developmental English (ENG 050), or English Composition I (ENG 100)] and Math [Basic Mathematics (MAT 040), Introductory Algebra (MAT 060), or Intermediate Algebra (MAT 100)]
- Score REA 050 Reading II or above on the College's placement test
Information sessions are offered throughout the year: check the student support schedule on the College events calendar.