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Advancing Completion through Engagement


Your Story Starts with ACE at Oswego

The ACE program is here to help you start strong, get connected with essential resources and opportunities, and support you on your way to graduation. The SUNY Oswego ACE program accepts all majors and is currently enrolling for Fall 2024.

SUNY Advancing Completion through Engagement program and SUNY Oswego

Advancing Completion through Engagement (ACE) at SUNY Oswego is a comprehensive program designed to help students complete their academic journey to a bachelor’s degree. ACE provides a range of financial, academic, and personal support, including intensive academic advisement and career counseling, priority registration, as well as monthly stipend assistance.

Benefits of ACE

We are committed to your academic success!

  • Exclusive access to your personal ACE Academic Advisor and success team to guide you from entry to graduation
  • Priority course registration that helps you get into the classes you need at a time that fits your schedule and your degree plan
  • Opportunities to take classes with fellow ACE students to foster community
  • Career development and graduate school preparation

We are committed to making Oswego more affordable for you!

  • Financial Literacy Mentoring
  • Stipend Assistance, to be used for:
    • Tuition
    • Textbooks
    • Transportation
    • School supplies
    • And other essential needs


In order to qualify for the Oswego ACE program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an incoming Oswego student.
  • Meet Oswego’s Undergraduate Admissions requirements; to apply, please visit Admissions.
  • Be a New York State resident and/or eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Be eligible for PELL, TAP, and/or Excelsior and accept all grants on financial aid plan.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application. Students who are unable to complete FAFSA/TAP due to immigration status must complete the New York State DREAM Act application.
  • Commit to the completion of your major within four years (freshmen).
  • ACE students cannot participate in EOP, Oswego Honors Program, or Oswego Athletics.
  • Adhere to all ACE program requirements.

Program Requirements

  • Attend all regularly scheduled meetings and workshops with the ACE academic advisor (1-2 per month, unless otherwise agreed on by your advisor).
  • Attend the SUNY Oswego ACE new student orientation.
  • Commit to graduating within four years (freshmen) or two years (transfer) and adhere to course schedules and degree maps outlined by your advisor.
  • Maintain full-time status by enrolling in at least 15 credits per semester.
  • Enroll in summer or winter courses if 30 credits are not earned by the end of each academic year.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application each year, and accept any federal and state grant aid awarded.
  • Complete career development opportunities each academic year.
  • Respond promptly to all communications sent out by ACE staff.

Contact Information

ACE Program
151 Marano Campus Center 
 [email protected]

Jordan Pritchard 
ACE Program Director 
 [email protected]


Megan Runge, LMHC 
ACE Advisor 
 [email protected]


Stephanie Keltz 
ACE Advisor 
 [email protected]


Stephanie DeMarsh Gamboa, LMHC
ACE Advisor 
 [email protected]

The Oswego 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.