Accelerated College Entrance

Welcome to the Accelerated College Entrance (ACE) Program at California State University, Sacramento (Sac State). Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or recommendations per the web site or program. Thank you for visiting.

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What is ACE?

The ACE Program allows qualified high school students (11th and 12th grade only) to enroll in classes at Sacramento State and earn university credits while completing regular high school studies.

How does it work?

Through ACE, advanced high school students can study subject matter which may not otherwise be available to them. Qualified students may take courses at Sacramento State provided that they maintain good academic standing with both the University and their high schools. Credits earned while participating in ACE may be applied to degree programs at Sacramento State or may be transferred to other universities.

There are two components to ACE: an On-Campus Program (Sac State-based) and an Off-Campus Program (High School-based). The On-Campus Program allows students to attend courses on the Sacramento State campus. The Off-Campus Program (currently on hiatus until further notice) enables select area high schools, in partnership with Sacramento State academic departments, to offer university level course work at their own school site.

To obtain a copy of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please click here [pdf].

Space in the program is limited. Admissions are accepted for the fall and spring semesters. Selected students will be allowed to register for one or two lower-division courses for a very nominal fee per semester.

Companion Program for Younger Scholars

To visit our companion program designed for students in 4th-9th grades, please go to Academic Talent Search (ATS). ATS has been serving the needs of the Capital region's young scholars since 1982 and currently offers approximately 100 classes to 1,800 students each summer. These students represent more than 300 public and private schools.

Center for College Readiness

The Center for College Readiness on Sac State may also be of interest to potential students and their parents. As indicated in it's name, CCR assists students interested in or just beginning their higher education studies. They can be located online at <> or contacted at Lassen Hall 3014, phone 916-278-2602, and Office Hours M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed for lunch).