ACE: Academic Center for Excellence

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) is an academic support center that assists students in their effort to prepare for a life of inquiry, creativity, social responsibility and to develop a sense of personal and professional ethics and integrity.

ACE will offer academic coaching via an online meeting space, such as Zoom, FaceTime, or Microsoft Teams. For students who would like to make a new appointment with a coach, please request an appointment. Returning students who would like to continue meeting with a coach may contact the coach directly to schedule an appointment or use the link above. Once scheduled, your academic coach will be in contact with you to confirm your meeting. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST
Social Media: Instagram (goucherace)

View our Trail Guide to Online Learning (PDF)

ACEACE supports the college’s mission by providing individual academic coaching sessions, academic workshops, content-based supplemental instruction sessions and content-specific peer tutoring. The center is staffed by professional Academic Coaches and a trained graduate intern, who provide undergraduate students with opportunities to:

  • Develop self-awareness and autonomy
  • Develop positive habits of mind
  • Take responsibility and ownership for their learning
  • Develop resilience and coping skills
  • Learn and use effective study strategies
  • Enhance and apply critical and analytical thinking skills

Academic accommodations are implemented at the academic center for students with documented learning differences.

We are conveniently located in Julia Rogers Building, room 233, in the academic quad.

100% of students utilizing ACE coaching services rate us as Excellent or Very Good

87 %
Undergraduate students who rated ACE services as excellent. (13% rated very good.) ………………
62 %
Undergraduate students who utilized ACE services in 2017 ………………

What ACE students are saying


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