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ACE Overview

  • The SUNY Advancing Completion through Engagement (ACE) program at Farmingdale is an exciting new initiative that provides holistic services for college students who have demonstrated financial need. The primary goal of ACE is to help students earn a bachelor's degree on time. Our staff will work with you to succeed in college and beyond!

Fall 2024 Semester Application Deadlines:

  • Priority Deadline: Friday, May 31st
  • Final Deadline: Wednesday, July 31st

Our application for Fall 2024 will reopen on Friday, March 1st at 9am EST


ACE Benefits

  • ACE is limited to 150 students and is reserved for active participants who are able to fully engage. As an ACE student, you are eligible for the following services:
    • Individualized counseling
    • Financial support (i.e. academic scholarships, textbook stipends, transportation assistance)
    • Leadership and career development
    • Peer mentoring
    • Interactive workshops and events

ACE Eligibility

  • Students applying to ACE at Farmingdale must:
    • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (i.e. NYS DREAM Act student)
    • Be eligible for in-state tuition
    • Be in receipt of a federal Pell grant at the time of enrollment
      • We encourage students who are not eligible to apply for FAFSA or TAP due to immigration status to explore funding options through the New York State DREAM Act Application
    • Complete a FAFSA and NYS TAP Application every year and accept all federal and state grant aid offered
    • Be an accepted student at Farmingdale State College
    • Be or plan to be enrolled full-time (15 credits per semester/30 credits per academic year)
    • Be a first-time freshman (21 credits or less) or a first-semester transfer student with a completed associate degree

Note: ACE students cannot be participants in CSTEP, TRIO, EOP, RAM, or the Honors Program. All majors are eligible.

Farmingdale State College Advancing Completion through Engagement (ACE) program is part of the SUNY replication of the City University of New York (CUNY) Accelerate Complete and Engage (ACE) program.


Name Date Time Location
Teamwork & Effective Communication 3/7/24 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Quintyne Hall, Room 100
Ethics, Values, & Decision-Making 3/21/24 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Knapp Hall, TBD
Nexus Center: Building an Effective Resume Workshop 4/11/24 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Greenley Library, Nexus Center - Room 108
Executive Presence & Thriving in the Workplace 4/16/24 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Knapp Hall, University Club
End of Semester Celebration: Setting Your Vision & Mission 5/2/24 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Knapp Hall, University Club

ACE Program

Knapp Hall, Suite 141
Phone: 934-420-5759

Mondays-Fridays: 8:00am - 4:00pm


Bryan Garcia
Senior Director of Support Programs


Georgia Kalamidas
ACE Success Coach


Brittany Buchan
Staff Assistant

Last Modified 2/23/24