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Advanced College Experience (ACE Program)

Get a head-start on your college career through the Bloomsburg University ACE (Advanced College Experience) Program for high school students.

ACE Program Information

  • Courses on the BU campus during the academic year for advanced students with school district approval.
  • Students may take up to 12 credits per semester. Summer and Winter Session courses, up to 6 credits in each session.
  • College-level courses during the academic year at a high school in areas where the district does not have an AP course available.
  • An opportunity to earn credits that may apply toward a bachelor's degree as well as have the potential to be used as dual enrollment credits for high school graduation requirements.
  • An opportunity to explore potential college majors.
  • A maturing experience in a superior academic environment.
  • A resume-building activity that will make college applications more competitive. An opportunity to expand their education in areas where their high school does not have advanced placement classes.
  • An opportunity to reduce the total cost of a college education by taking university courses with reduced tuition.
    • 75 percent off the residential tuition and fee rates for classes offered at the BU campus on a space-available basis. All regularly charged fees will apply.
    • 50 percent off the residential tuition and fee rates for courses offered at a school district site. Only off-campus fees apply

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  • Available as an Independent Study during Summer Session 1, 2 or 3
  • 40 hours of research = 1 credit
  • 80 hours of research = 2 credits
  • 120 hours of research = 3 credits

Description: Provides for an application of theoretical and/or experimental research methods to a special problem. May be interdisciplinary. Requires the preparation of a report and a plan, approved in advance by the department chairperson, which is acceptable to the student and the supervising faculty member.

Benefits of this type of experience: Provides an inexpensive opportunity for high school students to engage in authentic research with university faculty. This activity will help refine a high school students thinking when considering a future college major and show the kind of initiative needed for a distinguished college application.

More information: Dr. Peter Stine ( | 570-389-4803)

Do you have any payment plan options?

  • Yes. Bloomsburg University offers the option to make tuition payments on a monthly basis through your MyHusky account. More information.

What is FERPA?

  • The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records, both financial and academic. For the student’s protection, FERPA limits release of student record information without the student’s explicit written consent; however, it also gives the student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) the right to review those records if the parent(s)/guardian(s) claim the student as a dependent on their Federal Income Tax Return. Students must log into their MyHusky account to complete. Detailed info about FERPA.

Can I get a copy of my class schedule?

  • Class schedules can be found on the Student Center on MyHusky.

How do I obtain a parking decal/register my vehicle?

  • Student can obtain a parking decal by finding information on our parking information page. Parking decal cost and shipping are paid for at the time of purchase. A decal must be purchased each semester. Failure to purchase a decal may result in parking fines.
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