Admission to ACE

Students admitted to SCSU through the ACE program will have access to academic and  social support through their transition into University life.

To indicate your interest in pursuing admission to SCSU through the ACE program, we ask that you complete the online application.

The online application will ask you to respond to the following questions. You may type up your answers in a Word document and copy/paste them into the online system if you prefer. We encourage students to take time to think about the questions, reflect upon their responses and put together a thorough submission for the committee.

  • Describe your short and long term goals and how St. Cloud State University can help you accomplish them.
  • Describe a challenge you have faced, or a situation which you found to be particularly difficult. How did you react and what did you learn from the experience? Were you or others treated unfairly? Were you able to turn to others for support?
  • Please share which community you most identify with. What is your role in that community? Talk about your leadership style (in this community or elsewhere) and give an example of your leadership in practice. Explain why being a member of a community is or isn't important to you.
  • Please describe the activities you have been involved with outside of your high school classes. What about those activities makes you a strong candidate for admission to St. Cloud State University? What kind of knowledge and skills have you developed by participating in these activities?

Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions section for answers to common questions about ACE. Personal questions about why you were referred to the ACE admission process can be directed to the Office of Admissions at (320) 308-2244. Specific questions about the committee decision and the ACE program in general can be directed to First Year & Transition Programs staff at (320) 308-2941.

Our staff will review your responses and make a final admission decision. Your responses to these questions will be a major factor in our admission decision. Students  admitted to ACE will receive an official acceptance letter from the University.  Students who are not admitted will receive consideration for our Community College Connection Program with St Cloud Technical & Community College.  Students will be notified via mail about their admission decision within approximately 3  weeks of completing the ACE questionnaire.

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