Fall 2023 ACE registration is now closed. Have a good Fall semester!
What is ACE?
The jump from high school to college is a challenge for many reasons. Finding your way around a new campus, making friends, and adjusting to the academic rigor of courses can be overwhelming to any student.
ACE is designed to assist first-year students' transition to college through building personal connections with other students in the same transitional phase as them.
- ACE Global Learning Clusters- These ACE learning communities will consist of cohorts of no more than 20 students who share the same goal of acclimating to UHM. All students in this learning community will be enrolled in ENG 100 & UNIV 110 during registration, allowing for the development of both social and academic relationships throughout the semester (Capacity 200).
- KRS Cluster- This ACE learning community will consist of cohorts of no more than 20 students who are Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science (KRS) majors. All students in this learning community will be enrolled in UNIV 110, KRS 203, ENG 100, PHYL 141, and PHYL 141L (Capacity 20).
- Education Cluster- This ACE learning community will consist of cohorts of no more than 20 students who are Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and KRS Physical Education majors. All students in this learning community will be enrolled in UNIV 110, HDFS 230, ENG 100, HWST 107, and SPED 202 (Capacity 20).
Coming into college, I didn't know how I was going to deal with all of the adjustments I was going to have to make. ACE really helped to take some of the pressure off of myself, and allowed me to find my place on campus.
I didn't think I was going to gain so much from the ACE program, but it really allowed me to establish myself at UHM. I made friends, got good grades, and ultimately felt like I belonged at this college.
All incoming freshman should seriously consider joining the ACE program if they want to succeed in their first semester. There are so many unknowns that you aren't prepared for, and ACE really helped me handle them with ease.
ACE is an extremely well put together program. I've made so many connections through it. I have a friend group now, keep in touch with my peer mentor, and even feel more comfortable talking to my professors.