Interested in applying to participate in the ACE program? Learn how below. Still have questions? Email ACEathletes@duke.edu for more information.
How to Apply
Explore the ACE website and become familiar with the program offerings, dates, and requirements. Begin communicating 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. Read student blog posts from previous years and browse our FAQ page for frequently asked questions about ACE and the application process. Read through the program expectations to learn more about pre- and post-program requirements and learning opportunities.
Reach out to an ACE Ambassador (program alumni mentors and peer leaders) for advice from a student who has already done ACE and learn more about their tips for selecting a program and applying. You can also search our past participants database to learn more about your current and former teammates who have participated in ACE.
Attend an information session, meet ‘n greet, or drop-in advising (held in-person at either campus and via Zoom). We encourage attending an information session and/or a meet ‘n greet prior to submitting an application. Check out the information session and meet ‘n greet schedule.
As you choose which program(s) you’d like to be considered for, think about what applicable skills you bring and previous work and/or volunteer experience that support the scope of service offered at the specific program(s) to which you are applying. If you wish to be considered for more than one specific ACE program, you may rank your preference of up to two ACE programs on your application. You can also let us know if you would like to be considered for any ACE program if your schedule allows. Let your coach know that you will be applying so they can complete the coach’s recommendation.