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Academic Center for Excellence

Academic Center for Excellence

Schuster Student Success Center

We are located in room 211 of the Schuster Student Success Center.

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CSU Academic Advising Mission Statement

The mission of the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is to provide CSU students with high quality, innovative academic advising 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.

Columbus State University will provide a comprehensive academic advisement system staffed by highly-qualified advisors who interact in a positive, productive, and ethical manner with the diverse student population to provide assistance as students identify, clarify, and accomplish their educational and career goals. 

Who We Serve

We offer general advising information to all students, and major-specific advising to freshmen and sophomores majoring in:

Associate Degrees




Criminal Justice (Associates)

Criminal Justice

Earth & Space Science


General Studies (Associates)


Liberal Arts


Modern & Foreign Languages

Political Science

Pre-Engineering (Freshman)



We also advise Early College, Athletes, and Undeclared Students.