High School Students (ACE)

High School Students (ACE)


ACE Program

ACE Program Coordinator

Karen Murtin
143 Warren Student Services Center
570-389-4824 | kmurtin@bloomu.edu

How to apply

High school students who desire to enroll in university courses must apply to the Office of Off-Campus, Summer College and Advance College Experience (ACE) program. Students preparing to enroll at BU as a freshman in a degree program must apply to the admissions office.

Applicants for this program will be considered Category 3 for admission purposes

Credential Requirements

Complete application for non-degree admission, official high school transcript and letter of recommendation from the student's high school guidance counselor. Scheduling is done through the ACE program coordinator. Students may take 12 credits per semester. Tuition and fees are reduced by 75 percent.

What's offered through ACE

  • College-level courses during the academic year at a high school in areas where the district does not have an AP course available
  • Courses on BU's campus during the academic year for advanced students
  • Summer classes in areas of interest to earn college credit
  • Senior-year-at-college programs for exceptional students, with high school approval
  • Special summer classes that free up schedules during the senior year

Advantages for high school students

  • An opportunity to earn credits that can apply toward a bachelor's degree
  • 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
  • The potential for transferring college credits back to satisfy high school requirements (some districts allow this)
  • 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

Tuition Reductions through ACE

  • 75 percent off the residential tuition rate for classes offered at the BU campus on a space available basis. All regularly charged fees will apply.
  • 50 percent off the residential tuition rate for courses offered at a school district site. Only off-campus fees apply.