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Adult ACE

Rio Salado now offers an opportunity to make a smooth transition to higher education through Adults Achieving a College Education (Adult ACE).

Adult ACE is a scholarship-based college-to-career preparation program for students enrolled in Rio Salado’s GED® test prep and higher level English Language courses. Adult ACE helps students bring their academic skills in reading, English, and math up to college levels.


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To qualify for this scholarship program, you must:

  • Be 16 or older and attend GED® test prep or high level English classes at Rio Salado or have successfully completed GED® test prep classes through Rio Salado
  • Attend an information session
  • Complete the application packet in its entirety and submit it to your advisor by the due date

Program Advantages

  • Convenient locations around the valley
  • Scholarships that cover tuition, fees and (in most cases) books
  • Students will earn college credits
  • Potentially accelerates the process of passing the GED® test
  • Prepares students to be successful in a college environment
  • Weekday evening classes twice a week

Adult ACE Services

  • Personalized academic advisement and support
  • Career and personal counseling
  • Assistance with financial aid, registration, and other college services
  • Students who complete Adult ACE with a GPA of 3.25, qualify for the Distinguished Transitions scholarship. Read more here.

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