Summer ACE

USF Summer ACE

Program Overview

Summer ACE is excited to share updates with you as the program takes shape for Summer 2021.  This website was last updated to reflect the most recent information on November 3, 2020.

Welcome to Summer ACE 2021 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 seventh year, enrolling in ACE on-campus or online, students can expect the same level of commitment to their continued success. Foundational elements of ACE include:

  • Enhanced assistance in the onboarding process
  • Collaborative academic experience including a hands-on experiential week
  • Intentional peer mentor support throughout the summer program and fall semester
  • Holistic summer programming model focused on goal setting, wellness, and getting involved on campus
  • Consistent support from the Summer ACE team throughout your time at USF and beyond

For 2021, 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

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!