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Accelerated College Entrance Dual Enrollment Program Office of Undergraduate Studies

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Off-campus Programs

ACE Mission assist high schools in meeting the needs of students, as well as to expand CSU efforts to encourage more able students from under-represented groups to participate in universary studies.


Under a special agreement granted by Sacramento State University, the total cost for admission to the ACE program and registration is minimal. This fee changes incrementally each academic year. Please check with the ACE Director. 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).


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 while visiting campus:

  • 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

Admission Process

ACE Instructors in consultation with the ACE Director will prepare courses and announce the opportunity for students to apply. ACE Instructors will have all necessary application materials and will provide these to students with instructions. Students will be given deadlines to apply and to pay fees. Students not meeting these deadlines will not be able to participate that semester in ACE.

Semester Applications Begin
Fall mid-August
Spring mid-January


Each high school in partnership with ACE decides which courses their school offers. ACE Instructors align their curriculum with Sac State Syllabi in order for ACE courses to qualify as Dual Enrollment. Off-campus ACE participants are restricted to lower-division classes (001 to 098). Upper division courses Off-campus are not permitted by system policy. Students must meet all prerequisites and be capable of maintaining a B (GPA = 3.00) average. Prospective Instructors and students may consult the Sac State Class Schedule and University Catalog. Selected courses must be academic and can't be remedial.

If a high school offers more than one ACE course, students are invited to apply providing they have the appropriate prerequisites.


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.

University Transportation & Parking Services