Academic Center for Excellence(ACE)

Academic Center for Excellence

We Make Your Transition to VSU Easier

To provide students the opportunity to develop diverse skills and strategies necessary for their academic success.

Your academic journey starts here! We realize that high school and college life are worlds apart. The First Year Experience (FYE) Program serves as a resource to help ease your transition.  

Through the FYE Program, students will learn how to successfully navigate VSU's campus community and culture. This program starts with a non-credit hour seminar during your first semester, and continues with events and other immersion activities. Our mission is to facilitate your transition to the University through the provision of programs and services, as well as social and developmental resources and opportunities. Additionally, this program seeks to affect retention efforts by helping students feel welcomed, connect with their new environment, understand expectations and seek support.