About ACES

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ACES is UConn’s advising program for students who want to explore the University’s opportunities before deciding on a field of study and for students who must complete specific requirements before applying to a major. Each student is assigned an ACES advisor with whom they will work until they officially declare a major. The ACES advisors work in collaboration with a variety of campus resources including faculty, Counseling and Mental Health Services, and the Center for Career Development to ensure that both students and academic programs reach their full potential.

ACES also offers a program dedicated exclusively to MAJOR EXPLORATION (as opposed to academic advising) called The Major Experience. TME is a University-wide collaboration designed to help students explore majors in a holistic, interactive, and intentional manner. Using a personalized approach, this program provides students with the appropriate tools and support to choose a major(s) with confidence. This is accomplished by facilitating peer-to-peer connections, encouraging networking with faculty and staff, offering personal guidance from our TME Coaches/Counselors (for UConn students only), providing access to an assortment of valuable tools, and partnering with various University departments, programs, and resources.