Summer ACE

USF Summer ACE

Program Overview

Summer ACE is excited to be bring our students continued benefits online this summer.  This website has been updated to reflect the new online requirement in response to the university’s continued monitoring of COVID-19.  Last edits to this page occurred on April 7, 2020.

Welcome to Summer ACE 2020 at USF!

The University of South Florida would like to invite you to an exciting opportunity focused on introducing out-of-state, international and select Florida students to the full student experience and the joys of being a USF Bull.

The Summer Academic and Cultural Engagement Program (ACE) is designed to facilitate a purposeful transition from high school to college for incoming freshmen in the realm of academics, social community building, and campus engagement.

Going into its sixth year and its first online, the goals of 2020 are no different.  This summer, students can continue to expect highly engaging faculty and integrated peer mentors offering numerous programs and opportunities to connect with campus resources.  For 2020, ACE is expanding opportunities for participants in their first-year to assist students with transitioning to campus and getting involved.

A quick breakdown of what students can expect with ACE during their first-year is below:

  • Enhanced assistance in the onboarding process
  • Our renowned #ACEfam faculty who are all excited to offer their courses online
  • Mentors throughout the summer (online) and fall (on campus)
  • Summer online programming model and enhanced programming in the fall/spring
  • Consistent support from our office from now through graduation and beyond
  • $1,000 scholarship to study abroad in the 2021 calendar year

The Summer ACE program is focused on individualized student success and is designed to provide six credits of academic coursework applied to your degree. These credits earned with the ACE program will fulfill the six out of nine summer credit hour requirements that are mandatory for all first-year students. Additionally, ACE students will receive ample opportunities to engage in social, academic, leadership and service experiences. This program is your chance to start "Running with the Bulls" as you take part in this one-of-a-kind global learning experience!

Please check out the Coursework tab come back to this for more information about the study away opportunities and how they coincide with your specific USF coursework.

Ready to get started on your Summer ACE journey? Review your next steps. If you have questions or need more information, please contact our team directly!