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Accelerated College Entrance Dual Enrollment Program Office of Undergraduate Studies

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On-campus Programs

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.

ACE Midterm Evaluation


Under a special agreement granted by Sacramento State University, the total cost for admission to the ACE program and registration is only $36.00 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


Decisions about classes rest with the ACE Director in consultation with the student and the academic departments. ACE participants are restricted to lower-division classes (001 to 098). Upper division courses are not permitted by system policy. Students must meet all prerequisites listed in the Class Schedule and University Catalog. Selected courses must be academic and can't be remedial.

All Mathematic courses require (by the campus census date) the submitted ACE Add/Drop Form with the signatures of the respective instructor and department Chair. Contact the ACE Director for the Add/Drop Form. The ACE Program cannot approve any on-campus Math course enrollments without this signed form.

Typically, a student is limited to one academic class the first semester. The second semester's course load will depend on past performance. In some program areas, such as music, students are required to take three or more related classes as a condition of admission. To make sure students have the best opportunity for success, workloads are carefully monitored throughout the semester.

ACE Seminar

All ACE students are enrolled in an online two- or three-unit seminar every semester. The purpose of this class is to bring together all ACE participants with the Director to discuss the students' experiences at the University. This seminar allows them to compare and share information and problem solving techniques with one another. Additionally, several basic study strategies (online searching, library tools) are investigated. Furthermore, this course allows students to take a look at general financial aid opportunities offered when enrolled as a full-time student at Sac State or another college. The seminar provides an opportunity for students to have questions or concerns addressed by the Director.


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


Semester Interviews Held In
Fall mid-August
Spring mid-January
Note: Some classes (i.e., Math) require departmental approval which may be an additional step in the application process.