ACE at The City College of New York (CCNY) is a comprehensive program designed to help transfer students complete their bachelor’s degree on time. Modeled on CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP),  ACE provides financial, academic, and personal support, including intensive academic advisement and career development, as well as tuition, textbook, and transportation assistance.

Think of the CCNY ACE team as trusted guides to help you stay on track and graduate on time.

How Do I Join?

The Spring 2024 Application has closed. Students are being accepted into the program on a rolling basis for the Fall 2024 semester.

Benefits of ACE

We are committed to your academic success and making college more affordable!

As a CCNY ACE student, you'll receive:

  • A dedicated ACE advisor to guide your progress from entry to graduation
  • Enhanced career development and academic support services
  • Early course registration options
  • A tuition gap waiver (for students in receipt of financial aid)
  • Free Unlimited MetroCard
  • Textbook assistance to reduce (or eliminate) the cost of textbooks
  • Opportunities for Winter/Summer Course Scholarships

Am I Eligible?

You may be eligible for CCNY ACE if you answer YES to ALL the following questions:

  • Have you been accepted to CCNY as a transfer student?
  • Are you a full-time student? (12 credits or more)
  • Do you have an Associate Degree?
  • Have you completed no more than 80 credits?
  • Are you a New York State resident and/or eligible for in-state tuition?
  • Have you declared a CCNY ACE-eligible major (see below)?
  • Have you completed the FAFSA and the New York State TAP application?
    • Students not receiving financial aid due to immigration status may join but not receive a tuition scholarship
    • Students under the New York Dream Act may be eligible to receive state aid, including TAP, Excelsior, and other state-administered scholarships. Visit NY Dream Act for eligibility and to apply.

Note: Students cannot be in CCNY ACE and SEEK. Transfer students confirmed to participate in SEEK are not eligible to apply to ACE.

ACE Eligible Majors

Majors Eligibility
Anthropology B.A. Eligible
Area Studies: Asian-Latin American and Latino B.A. Eligible
Area Studies: Black-Puerto Rican-Jewish B.A. Eligible
Art B.A. Eligible
Biochemistry B.S. BIO 10100, BIO 10200, CHEM 10301, CHEM 10401, CHEM 26100, CHEM 26200, MATH 19000, MATH 19500, MATH 20100, MATH 21200, MATH 21300, PHY 20700, PHY 20800
Biology B.S. BIO 10100, BIO 10200, CHEM 10301, CHEM 10401, MATH 20500 or MATH 20100. BMCC Science A.S. STEM Concentration only. 
Chemistry B.S. BIO 10100, BIO 10200, CHEM 10301, CHEM 10401, CHEM 26100, CHEM 26200, MATH 19000, MATH 19500, MATH 20100, MATH 21200, MATH 21300, PHY 20700, PHY 20800
Communications B.A. Eligible
Early Childhood Education B.S. Must earn a grade of B or higher in EDCE 20604, SOC 38144, and MAT 18004 in the first semester if not previously completed. Must pass S.E.A.T. exam in first semester. Maintaining a CCNY GPA of 2.8 required. This degree leads to initial certification in Early Childhood Education, Birth-2nd grade.
Economics B.A. Eligible
English B.A. Eligible
History B.A. Eligible
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences B.A.  Eligible (Fully online option available)
International Studies B.A. Eligible
Management & Administration B.A. Eligible
Philosophy B.A. Eligible
Political Science B.A.  Eligible
Psychology B.A.  Eligible
Romance Languages (French, Italian, Spanish) B.A. Eligible
Sociology B.A. Eligible
Theatre B.A. 

Eligible

* Other Majors not listed above are considered on a case-by-case basis*

How Do I Stay in ACE?

  • Maintain full-time status (12 Credits or more)
  • Meet regularly with your ACE academic advisor and attend any required ACE activities
  • Participate in career development opportunities each academic year
  • Commit to graduating within two years and adhere to course schedules and degree maps outlined by your advisor
  • Re-apply for financial aid each year (FAFSA and TAP), and accept any federal and state grant aid awarded (Pell, SEOG, TAP)*

*Reminder: Students under the New York Dream Act may be eligible to receive state aid, including TAP, Excelsior, and other state-administered scholarships. Visit the DREAM Act Website for eligibility and to apply.

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Contact Us:

Accelerate. Complete. Engage (ACE)

Located in the Student Academic Success Hub, (The Hub)

NAC Building, Room 1/219

The City College of New York 

Email: ACEprogram@ccny.theswedishcoder.net