Applying to the ACE On-Campus Program 

To apply for the ACE program students should review the Sacramento State Catalog and the Class Schedule for next semester. 

After identifying the course(s) in which they are interested and verifying that all prerequisites have been met, students should contact the ACE Office for the necessary application forms and to schedule an interview with the ACE Director.

Interviews are scheduled as follows:


Interviews Held In

Fall mid-August
Spring mid-January

Note: Some classes (i.e., Math - pdf) require departmental approval which may be an additional step in the application process.


Under a special agreement granted by Sacramento State University, the total cost for admission to the ACE program and registration is only $34.50 per semester. ACE students may take courses at this reduced fee until high school graduation, provided that they maintain good academic standing with both the university and their regular high school (i.e., GPA of 3.0 or higher).

Students are responsible for additional costs for items such as textbooks, One-Card (optional), parking, and class supplies, as well as for department-related fees and other University-related expenses.


Grades earned for ACE courses are part of students' academic records. Credits earned may be applied to degree programs at Sacramento State or may be transferred to other universities. ACE students must order transcripts like regular Sacramento State students.

In addition, ACE students receive the same privileges as regular University students
  • Full library access (with the purchase of a OneCard)
  • Free public transportation in Sacramento (with the purchase of a OneCard)
  • Purchasing privileges at the Hornet Bookstore (books and computer products)
  • Use of computer labs on campus during open lab hours (with a OneCard)
  • Internet access including email Saclink
  • Student rates for admission to campus activities such as musical, theatrical, and athletic events


A valid CSUS parking permit is required by all vehicles parking on the Sacramento State campus. Parking regulations are enforced year round, 24 hours a day. Students can purchase a semester parking permit after registration is complete or may buy daily permits. Permits are valid only in the lot(s) specified, and having a parking permit does not guarantee the permit holder a parking space in any given area at any given time. More information regarding parking on campus may be obtained from University Transportation and Parking Services.