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Interested in applying to participate in an ACE program? Learn how to become an ACE athlete below.

How to Apply

Join the ACE Email List and follow us on social media so you can stay  connected and receive up-to-date program announcements.

Explore the ACE website and become familiar with the program offerings, dates, training facilities, and requirements. Begin talking with your coach about your interest in applying and if there are any dates, training requirements, etc. to keep in mind as you choose a program(s) to which to apply. Connect with ACE Ambassadors to learn more about their tips for applying. Read student blog posts from previous years and browse our social media channels.

Attend ACE information sessions offered during the “ACE Pre-Season” at your campus. Sessions covering ACE programs will be held in Nov.-Jan. before the application deadline. We encourage attending an information session prior to submitting an application. You may apply for up to two ACE programs. Ready to attend an ACE information session? Check out the ACE Pre-Season schedule.

Reach out to an ACE Ambassador (program alumni mentors) for advice from a student who has already done ACE. Attend drop-in advising with ACE Ambassadors held at the AARC (Stanford) and Training Table (Duke) to ask questions.

As you choose which program(s) to which you’d like to apply, consider what applicable skills you bring and previous work and/or volunteer experience that support the scope of service offered at the program(s) to which you are applying. Let your coach know that you will be applying so he/she can complete the coach’s recommendation.  Review the application questions (early!) and start thinking about your answers. Don’t wait until the last minute to apply!

The ACE 2018 Application is now closed. Check back soon for next year’s application details.