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2003-2004 Undergraduate Catalog 
2003-2004 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic and Career Exploration Program

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Students entering college are often undecided about a major or to have several areas of academic interests. These students can apply for admission to the Academic and Career Exploration program (ACE) rather than to one of the baccalaureate degree colleges at UMaine. ACE provides undecided students the opportunity to assess their abilities, interests and goals while systematically investigating various academic programs.

Through special seminars and close contact with their advisor, ACE students engage in structured activities, which enable them to make an informed choice of major and to consider potential careers. Under the guidance of their advisors, ACE students select courses to investigate disciplines of interest as well as to fulfill general education requirements.

Generally, students continue in the ACE program for up to one year. By the end of the second semester many ACE students will feel confident they have identified an academic program that matches their abilities and intellectual or career interests. At the time of declaration of major or transfer to a college, students must meet the eligibility requirements (e.g., GPA) of the program or college of interest. ACE students may choose to major in any of the undergraduate programs at the university, provided they meet the eligibility standards and space is available. Further information may be obtained by calling the ACE Coordinator at (207) 581-1831.

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