The ACE Student Experience

At ACE, you’ll collaborate on projects, share perspectives, and build professional relationships with faculty and fellow students throughout the program. Our state-of-the-art platform gives you 24/7 access to coursework that’s immediately applicable to your profession.

A Typical Week for an ACE Student

  • One online video lecture
  • One reading assignment
  • Quiz on the lecture and reading assignment
  • Class discussion — One discussion point and two responses
  • One essay on the information in the lecture, reading and discussion

Students take one five-week course each term, there is a one-week break between each course

What is it like to attend ACE?

All ACE classes are rooted in forward-thinking, evidence-based instruction that is immediately applicable in your professional life. And with the flexibility of the online format, you can study on your own time and in your own place.


Attend our Virtual Open House

The Virtual Open House is a detailed introduction to ACE, our programs, and everything you need to know before applying.

Want to watch right now? View a recording of our RN to MSN, M.Ed., or Ed.S./Ed.D. Open House. Want to attend a live Virtual Open House? View our upcoming sessions, where representatives from ACE will meet you online to answer your questions


Learning Management System

Canvas, our state-of-the-art course platform, encourages interaction, conversation, and collaboration with your instructor and classmates. You can access Canvas from any browser or through the iPhone or Android mobile app.

See the Canvas platform in action and get a feel for what it’s like to take classes at ACE.


Student Commons

The online Student Commons offers a wealth of resources including handbooks, templates, and step-by-step tutorials that accommodate different learning styles. You’ll find our Writing Center, Digital Tools Center, coffee chats, and information related to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral-level degree programs, including approved sample dissertations.



You have no books to pay for! Instead, we rely on a robust online library with the latest journals and periodicals. Our librarian is available to support you in your research.

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ACE Blog

The ACE blog features student-generated content on everything from the advantages and challenges of online learning, tips and tricks to successfully navigate an education at ACE and helpful resources for teachers.

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With recognized educational experts, respected instructors, and relevant, applicable course content, we offer exceptional online degree programs tailored to fit your lifestyle.

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Student Support

Studying online does not mean studying alone. At ACE, our team provides you a meaningful, personalized experience from enrollment through graduation.

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