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3 ACES StudentsACES Program Application

The ACES Program at Montgomery College offers a personalized, seamless educational pathway from high school to college completion. Our goal is to prepare high school students for learning and life.

Admission Criteria to the ACES Program–What You Need to Know

The ACES Program is a free program and seeks to serve students who identify with any of the following categories:

  • Historically underrepresented in higher education
  • First in their family to graduate from a college or university in the United States
  • Have differing abilities
  • From a single parent household
  • From a low income household- falls below the poverty line as defined by the State of Maryland
  • English language learners

Important things to remember

  • The application is now closed.
  • The application deadline is January 14, 2022.
  • Your application will not be reviewed until a completed Program Consent Form is submitted to your academic coach.  The Program Consent form is available in 7 languages, including English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, and Vietnamese.
  • If accepted to the ACES program, participants must apply to Montgomery College (MC) to receive access to MC resources while in high school.  Montgomery College resources are required to fully participate in the ACES program.  All ACES students will be required to complete a Montgomery College (MC) application but are not obligated to attend MC upon graduation from high school.  Instructions for completing the MC application will be provided after a student is accepted to the program.
  • Please direct any inquiries regarding your ACES application to the ACES academic coach at your high school.  Visit our Participating High Schools page for participating ACES high schools and ACES academic coach contact information.
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