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Attend College Early (ACE) Program

Formerly Twelfth Year Program

​The Attend College Early Program is a collaboration between the student and his or her family, their high school, and Quinsigamond Community College. It is an opportunity for mature, college ready students to simultaneously complete high school graduation requirements and begin their pursuit of higher education.  

Please Note: Students accepted to the ACE program are not eligible for financial aid. They are responsible for the cost of enrolling in courses at Quinsigamond Community College.

Acceptance Criteria

To be eligible for acceptance into the ACE program, a student must meet the following criteria:

Required

  • Be currently enrolled in high school
  • Place into College-level English (ENG 101) and Beginning Algebra (MAT 095) on the QCC College Placement Test.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory disciplinary history in his/her student profile

Preferred

  • Have completed high school English courses with grades of “B” or better
  • Have an overall “B” average

Preferred application deadline for the Fall semester: July 1

Preferred application deadline for the Spring semester: December 15

How to Apply

1. Student schedules an appointment online for the free placement test. (Please note that a parent must accompany the student to their testing appointment because a parent signature is required for minor students to test). Students must place into College-level English (ENG 101) and Beginning Algebra (MAT 095) to be eligible for acceptance into the ACE Program. Please bring a picture I.D. on the testing date.

2. If the student meets performance standards on the placement test, he/she can obtain the ACE application packet by contacting any of the two enrollment counselors working with ACE students:

Judith D’Angelo
Sr. Enrollment Counselor
P: 508.854.4360
jdangelo [at] qcc.mass.edu

Eduardo Rivas
Enrollment Counselor
P: 508.854.4319
erivas [at] qcc.mass.edu

3. Student completes the QCC and ACE applications with the high school guidance counselor, indicating the courses that the student will take to fulfill high school graduation requirements. It is recommended that alternate courses are also included, in the event that a first choice is unavailable.

4. Student contact one of the enrollment counselors listed above to arrange a second appointment.

5. Student, accompanied by parent, brings all completed application forms and a high school transcript to previously scheduled appointment. Registration for courses takes place during this second appointment as long as both student and parent are satisfied that this is an appropriate academic opportunity.

Please Note: Students who are accepted into the Attend College Early Program are responsible for the cost of enrolling in courses at Quinsigamond Community College. Students accepted to the Attend College Early Program are not eligible for financial aid.