Advanced College Experience (ACE)

This unique 5-week summer program allows high school students and students enrolled in HS equivalency programs to enroll in non-credit college level courses with the potential to earn college credit. All courses follow college curricula and are taught by college faculty. Credit may be accepted by the student’s high school for HS credit.


High School students entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades, or students 21 year and younger actively enrolled in a high school equivalency program. Philadelphia residency is not required.

Program Details

ACE runs in July and August every year and offers an array of courses in disciplines such as social science, history, music and arts, justice, fashion, hospitality, and science and technology. Students receive 63 hours of instruction. The cost per course is $250 with a maximum of two courses per summer. (tuition is subject to change)

How to Apply

Students can apply by completing the online ACE application beginning in March annually. Please visit the public webpage for application announcements and more program details.


Megan Barbano-Maxwell