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Access College and Excel Program

The Access College and Excel (ACE) program is a special scholarship and retention program aimed at helping incoming freshman, who have graduated from specific high schools effectively transfer from high school to a four-year university with the goal of obtaining a bachelor's degree. Scholarships, individualized academic assistance, enrollment in a college success seminar course (CSS 1202), participation in a Learning Community, mentoring, and advising services are given to ACE students for their first two academic years in college.

ACE Mission Statement

The Access College and Excel (ACE) Scholar Program promotes academic success for ACE scholars through a variety of programs that include including tutoring, mentoring, and dedicated individual academic advising. This helps to provide a bridge in order to make the transition from high school to college as successful as possible. Students are encouraged to explore their interests and expand on their academic experience while also practicing good time management and planning skills.



Students are given individualized advising, tutoring and supplemental instruction to help sharpen the academic skills necessary to succeed in college.

Yes, all students who have been accepted into the program receive a $2400.00 (up to two years) scholarship for the first and second academic years. Scholarship will be disbursed over four semesters.

Yes, all students wishing to be considered for the program need to have at least a 2.5 high school GPA {on a 4.0 point scale}.

No, the ACE program is designed for all students who are currently a high school senior and who are enrolling into UTSA for the first time.

All ACE students are required to attend all classes at the downtown campus during the first Fall semester of freshman year.

All students in the ACE program will be required to take 12 college level hours.

All ACE students will be enrolled in the College Success Seminar, which is designed to help students enhance their study skills and promote their success at UTSA.

Download an application here, and please visit the ACE Application page for more detailed information.

Leticia Longoria-Fisher, M.Ed., Associate Director, Phone: 210-458-2838, Email:

For more information, please contact Academic Success Coaching at
Main Campus | MS 1.02.02 | 210-458-4694 
Downtown Campus | DB 2.114 | 210-458-2838