Advancing Completion through Engagement (ACE)

SUNY Canton's Advancing Success in Associate Pathways (ASAP) and Advancing Completion through Engagement (ACE) Program is part of the SUNY replication of the City University of New York (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) and Accelerate, Complete, and Engage (ACE) program.


A group of students study outside Dana Hall.

ACE/ASAP Benefits

ACE/ASAP is reserved for active participants who are able to fully engage. As an ACE/ASAP student, you are eligible for the following services:

  • Cost of attendance award (after financial aid is applied)
  • Fully dedicated academic advisor
  • Leadership and career development


To be eligible for admission through ACE/ASAP, you must meet all the criteria below:

  • U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (NYS DREAM Act students also eligible)
  • Eligible for in-state tuition
  • Pell eligible and receive at least $1 or Pell Aid at point of enrollment (students in the process of completing financial aid may be conditionally accepted into the program)
  • Full-time student
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Complete a FAFSA and NYS TAP Application every year and accept all federal and state grant aid offered
  • Agree to participate in required program activities
  • Entering students must be first-time freshmen, excluding any credits earned while in high school, or if transferring in, must already possess an associate degree.

Note: All majors are eligible.


For questions about admissions criteria or the application process, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-388-7123 or

For questions about services provided through the ACE/ASAP program, please contact ACE Director Kelsey Guerard at 315-386-7961 or

Interest Form

Interested in ACE/ASAP? Fill out the form below to learn more about the program.

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