ACE Applicants

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The Access to College Excellence (ACE) program provides additional services and support to students who are both academically and financially disadvantaged and possess the desire and potential to earn a college degree.   

For questions regarding the ACE program please contact the Office of Opportunity Programs at 607-436-2407 or 607-436-2496.

Admissions Process

Apply using the SUNY Application or Common Application. Complete all requests for additional information as soon as possible. Additional information will include but may not be limited to:

Academic Eligibility

  • Cumulative high school average of 80 or higher or a GED/TASC score of 2380 or higher
  • Minimum combined SAT score of 800 (test dates prior to March 1, 2016) or 880 (test dates after March 1, 2016) or ACT composite of 16
  • Students must be ineligible for admission to SUNY Oneonta under general admission requirements

Eligibility

To be eligible for admission through ACE, you must meet all of the criteria below:

  • First generation student whose parents have not completed a Bachelor's degree 
  • Be a New York State Resident or possess a current Permanent Resident Card
  • Receive a high school diploma or GED
  • If you are a ward of the State, under foster care without parental support or are primarily dependent on public assistance, the financial requirement has been met.
  • Meet the academic requirements
  • Meet the financial guidelines listed below.
Access to College Excellence (ACE) Economic Eligibility Guidelines Academic Year 2019-2020
Household Size
(including head of household)*
Total Annual Income in 2017 Calendar Year
1 $34,861
2 $46,944
3 $59,026
4 $71,109
5 $83,193
6 $95,275
7 $107,358
8 $119,440

*For each additional family member, add $12,083

Subject to change for 2020-21.

If you are a ward of the State, under foster care without parental support, or are primarily dependent on public assistance, the financial requirements have been met.

Benefits

  • Additional Financial Grant
  • Peer Academic Coaching Effort (PACE)
  • Personal, academic and financial counseling