Academic Center for Educational Success (ACES)

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Welcome to the Academic Center for Educational Success


Alabama State University’s Academic Center for Educational Success (A.C.E.S.)

What is A.C.E.S.? The Academic Center for Educational Success or A.C.E.S. is a retention initiative aimed to provide comprehensive academic support services to all ASU students. A.C.E.S. two-fold retention approach involves 1.) Intervention services for students who are Summer Bridge participants or who are not making satisfactory academic progress (see academic and financial aid standards below), and 2.) Prevention activities for students who desire additional academic support for enrichment.

WHAT TYPE OF SERVICES DOES A.C.E.S. PROVIDE?

A.C.E.S. provides the following services:

Who Does A.C.E.S. Serve?

A.C.E.S. provides enrichment outreach to all undergraduate and graduate students. Specifically, A.C.E.S. serves students who are most at-risk for not meeting ASU’s academic and financial aid policies. The following populations are served directly by A.C.E.S.:

  • Summer Bridge Students
  • Students on Academic Probation
  • Students on Financial Aid Probation (SAP)
  • Students on Early Warning Probation

ASU’s Standards of Academic Progress

ASU’s Academic Probation policies are as follow:

A student (including a freshman) will be placed on academic probation whenever his or her cumulative (overall) grade point average at Alabama State University is less than the grade point averages identified below for the applicable level of cumulative graded hours:

Classification

Graded Hours

ASU GPA

Freshman

0 – 31

1.6

Sophomore

32 – 62

1.8

Junior/Senior

63 or more hours

2.0

Graduate

 

3.00

If an undergraduate student does not earn a semester GPA of a 2.0 and maintain the 12 credit hours that he/she is enrolled, then the student will be suspended. Students will remain on probation until the cumulative GPA reaches the appropriate status.


Financial Aid Probation policies (Satisfactory Academic Progress, SAP)

Classification

Completion Rate of classes

ASU GPA

1st year

67%

1.6

2nd year

67%

1.8 

3rd year and beyond

67%

2.0

Graduate

67%

3.0

To be cleared from FA Probation, a student must pass at least 67% of their enrolled courses for the semester and/or reach the required GPA for their classification. Students will remain on probation until the cumulative GPA reaches the appropriate status.

IMPORTANT:  Clearance from one probationary status does not imply clearance from the other.

MOST IMPORTANT:  ALL SAP, Probationary, Bridge and Early Warning students will be required to work with an A.C.E.S. advisor and complete required activities as assigned by the A.C.E.S. staff. An advisement hold is placed on all A.C.E.S. students.

A.C.E.S. Contact Information

Dr. Ronda Westry

Director of Retention/A.C.E.S.

Email: rwestry@alasu.edu

Office Phone: 334-229-5304

 

Dr. Djuana Duncombe

Bridge Coordinator/Retention Specialist

Email: dwilson@alasu.edu

Office Phone: 334-604-8068

Mrs. Kimberly Rogers

Retention Specialist

Email: krogers@alasu.edu

Office Phone: 334-604-9024

 Ms. Devin Sutton

Retention Assistant

Email: dsutton@alasu.edu

Office Phone: 334-604-9047

Ms. Courtney Scott

Retention Assistant

Email: clscott@alasu.edu

Office Phone: 334-604-8036

Office Hours: M-F 8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Location: McGehee Hall 108

A.C.E.S. email: aces@alasu.edu

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