How to be a part of our program.

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Selection Criteria

The University at Buffalo is committed to admitting students who demonstrate the potential to succeed at UB, but who may not meet the standard admissions requirements.

Students who are capable and willing to add their unique talent to UB’s community of learners are selected to join ACE at their point of admission to UB.

Eligibility is based on students’ SAT scores, high school average and other personal attributes.

Program Requirements

Once enrolled in the ACE program, students are required to:

  • Attend an ACE orientation.
  • Attend a mandatory meeting held in the fall of their first year and a mandatory exit meeting in the spring of their second year.
  • Contact their ACE advisor a minimum of three times per semester.
  • Attend a minimum of two workshops each semester.