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 continue academic coaching and each student with a standing appointment can expect to maintain that appointment via an online meeting space. Your academic coach will be in contact with you to confirm your meeting. For students who would like to make a new appointment with a coach, please request an appointment. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Due to the requirement that all Goucher student employees reside within Maryland, Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions for BIO 220, DMC 101, DMC 106, MA 113, MA 172, PHY 116, PSY 250.001, and ES 140 have been discontinued.  PSY 250.002 and Arabic SI sessions are on hold at this time.  All other SI sessions are being held as scheduled.  Students should contact their SI student leaders and faculty with any questions.

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

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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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