Program Expectations

All John Jay ACE students are required to complete each of the following tasks:
  1. Attend one ACE seminar each month
  2. Meet with an ACE Academic Advisor at least once per month
  3. Participate in all academic support activities, such as weekly math study group sessions and writing workshops throughout the semester as needed
  4. Students must study in an approved ACE major and adhere to course schedule outlined by their advisor
  5. Maintain full-time status, taking at least 15 credits hours during the semester
  6. Respond to all communications from JJay ACE staff
  7. Complete all career development activities in the ACE Career Development Plan
  8. Enroll in courses during the summer term, if 30 credits are not earned by the end of academic year
  9. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application at each year and accept any federal and state grant aid awarded (Pell, SEOG, TAP)
  10. Enroll in a pre-internship/introduction to experiential learning course during the sophomore year
  11. Complete one junior year internship and one senior year internship
  12. Commit to graduating within four years by following a four-year academic advisement plan approved by an ACE academic advisor

Recruitment Update: The ACE Program is no longer accepting any new students for the 2023-2024 academic year. Currently, ACE is not accepting any new students for 2024-2025. Please check our website again in the future for updates.

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