Academic Center for Excellence


The mission of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is to provide CSU students with high quality, innovative academic advising and tutorial services that will enable them to make sound decisions regarding their educational, personal, and professional goals.  


ACE serves as CSU's central resource for information regarding academic programs, student support services, and other campus opportunities. ACE advisors work closely with advisors in all academic departments to provide specialized advising to transfer students, undeclared students, military students, and students who are considering changing their major. In addition to serving select majors, ACE provides general advising information for all students.



ACE Academic Success Resources

ACE Academic Advising Resources

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ACE Your Advising Appointments: Advisor/Advisee Expectations

ACE Your Attitude: Tips for Motivation

ACE Your Schedule: Time Management Self-Assessment

ACE Your Assignments: Weekly Assignment Template

ACE Your Brain: Learning Styles Self-Assessment

ACE Your Reading Assignments: How to Read for College

ACE Your Notes: Tips & Techniques for Taking Better Notes

ACE Procrastination: Strategies for Overcoming Procrastination

ACE Your Concentration: Tips for Improving Focus

ACE Your Delivery: Presentation Tips

ACE Your Study Skills: Self-Assessment

ACE Your Study Habits: Quick, Effective Studying Tips

ACE Your Study Habits: DOs and DON'Ts

ACE Your Next Test: Question Types & How to Answer Them

ACE Your Goals: Setting & Achieving SMART Goals

ACE Your Listening Skills: How to Listen to Learn

ACE Your Memory: Memory Techniques

ACE Your Final Exams: 10 Quick Tips

ACE Midterms & Finals: How to Prepare I

ACE Midterms & Finals: How to Prepare II

ACE Your Last Minute Strategy:  How to Cram


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    Campus-Wide Academic and Student Support Resources    

Tips and Tricks for Navigating CougarNet

ACE Student Planning Conference Form

ACE Pre-registration Checklist

CSU Student Scheduling Worksheet

Academic Success Action Plan

Academic Probation Performance Contract

List of Undergraduate Majors at CSU

Change of Major Form

Declare a Minor Form

CLEP Exams Accepted by CSU

Prior Learning Credits Accepted by CSU

Calculating the Math Readiness Score

Degree Progress Worksheets (by major)

Understanding How to Calculate Your GPA

Degree Adjustment Form

Roll Correction Form

Grade Appeal Form

Transient Permission Form

Enrollment Verification Form

Audit a Course Form

Medical/Hardship Withdrawal Process

Undergraduate Academic Policies & Regulations

Academic Catalogs Index

Transfer Equivalency Look-Up

Transfer Articulation Agreements 

Academic Calendars

Health & Wellness Resources

Create Your Best CSU Experience

ACE Your Stressors: Tips for Identifying and Managing Stress

ACE Your Sleep Habits:  10 Tips for Better Sleep

ACE Your Wellness:  Tips for Staying Well

CSU Counseling Center

CSU Student Health Services

CSU Student Recreation Center








 CSU Tutorial Services

CSU Student Handbook

ACE Your Experience: Make the Most of CSU

ACE Your Experience: Getting to Know Your Professors

ACE Your Vocabulary: College Terminology

CSUInvolve: Get Involved at CSU

FYE: CSU First Year Experience

Y2@CSU Sophomore Year Experience

Disability Services

Veterans Services

International Student Services

CSU Academic Advising Centers

CSU Testing Center


Career Exploration Resources

Connect with ACE

 What Can I Do With This Major?

CSU Degrees & Programs

CSU Center for Career Development

Career Counseling 

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