Frequently Asked Questions
ACE students pay only a $300 non-refundable program fee.
No. Since the normal tuition of $1,166.40 is already discounted, no additional discounts or scholarships are offered.
Paying for the credits is optional; if you choose not to enroll for credit you can still remain in the class and benefit from the college level curriculum, but after October 15 no late applications for credit will be accepted.
No. The tuition is waived and program fees are not a deductible education expense.
All ACE courses are either 3 or 4 credits, depending on the course. You can find course descriptions and number of credits for all Stony Brook classes in the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Students who participate in the ACE program have their courses and grades posted to their official Stony Brook University transcript. They are able to request a copy of their transcript through the Registrar's office. The Registrar's website has directions on how to request a transcript on-line, via fax or in person. We recommend students log in through the SOLAR system. Once they have logged into the SOLAR System they should select the "Student Records & Registration" menu group, then select the "Request Official Transcript" link under Academic Records. You can click here to watch the two minute video tutorial, "How to order an official transcript on SOLAR."
Students will need their Stony Brook ID number, which they received by email after enrolling in ACE, to log in and request their transcript. The first time they log in, the password is their birthday. They will be prompted to change the password the first time they log in. If they subsequently forget the password they must click "SOLAR password help" to get a new one. The ACE office cannot reset a student’s password; it must be done online.
Please note: Colleges and Universities do not issue report cards like High Schools do. Students can access their SBU account through our SOLAR system at any time; once a grade has been posted at the end of the semester, students can view their academic record and can request copies of their transcripts as mentioned above.