Academic Counseling and Educational Support (ACES)

 

Summer recruitment is now closed.
Fall Recruitment begins August 4, 2014 and closes September 5, 2014

 

Mission

The mission of the Academic Counseling and Educational Support program (ACES) at Moreno Valley College is to promote the retention and graduation of low income, first generation and students with disabilities through tutoring, mentoring, skill development, and other services to empower them to graduate. Academic Counseling and Educational Support serves 140 students annually and is funded through a U.S Department of Education, TRiO Programs grant.

 

About Academic Counseling and Educational Support

The Academic Counseling and Educational Support (ACES) program offers qualifying students a strong academic support system and learning community that will assist them in mastering their college transitions. The primary goal of the program is to increase the retention and graduation rates of students who are committed to transferring to a four-year institution by increasing their access and opportunity to higher education. Academic Counseling and Educational Support serves approximately 140 students annually. They are chosen through an application and interview process.

 

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How to Apply

Academic Counseling and Educational Support program participants are admitted based on a 3 step process:
Application - Interview - Orientation.

  1. Application - Students can download an application or pick up an application from Science & Technology, room 164 or 151-A. In addition to this 2 page application, students must submit documents to verify income. Acceptable documents are either a signed 2013 federal tax form 1040, or the 2014-2015 FAFSA summary available at www.fafsa.gov. COMPLETE applications can be submitted to SCI & TECH 164 or 151-A. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  2. Interview - All eligible students will be contacted via e-mail for an interview. The interview will last no more than 20 minutes. Those who are deemed ineligible will be notified via e-mail.
  3. Orientation - Those students who are offered admission are required to attend an orientation. Students who do not complete this orientation will have their admission offer rescinded. Upon completion of the orientation students will be placed on probationary status for a period of 1 semester. Orientation is required. It will take place the first or second week of August. If you cannot attend orientation you are welcome to apply in January 2015 for Spring 2015 admission.

 

Fall Application Timeline

July 28

Applications available online

DEADLINE: September 5

Submit application in-person in SCI 164 (in computer lab, see map)

September 8 - September 19

Interviews for eligible applicants

To Be Announced

Mandatory orientation for newly admitted participants

 

 

Participant Eligibility and Priorities:

ACES Brochure
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  1. United States citizen or meets the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance
    1. Low-income (view income guidelines),
      AND
    2. First Generation (parent(s) or guardian(s) has not earned a bachelor's degree),
      OR
    3. Disabled (documented by MVC DSS or private physician)
  2. Academic Need (can be fulfilled by a variety of criteria, however most common is assessment scores)
  3. Students must have Moreno Valley College (MVC) listed as their home campus
  4. Student educational goal must lead to completion of a Certificate or Associate degree at Moreno Valley College and transfer to a 4 year university.
  5. Continuing students
    • must be in good standing at time of application
    • must demonstrate a history of at least part-time enrollment, subsequent semesters must be enrolled full-time
    • cannot exceed a total of 30 cumulative completed units at time of application
    • cannot have already earned an Associate or Bachelor's degree at the time of application
  6. First time students must be enrolled in classes for the semester for which they are applying, subsequent semesters must be enrolled full-time.

 

Services and Benefits

Services Offered Participant Responsibilities
  • Workshops:
    • Career Exploration
    • Economic/Financial Literacy
    • Financial Aid
    • Study Skills
    • Transfer to 4 yr. University
  • Priority Registration
  • Grant Aid for 1st & 2nd year students
  • Fieldtrips:
    • 4 year Universities
    • Museums
    • Cultural Events
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutorial Service
  • Full time enrollment
  • Commitment to achieving a 2.5 GPA or better
  • Fall & Spring Progress Report
  • Complete FAFSA every year
  • Complete Financial Literacy 101 workshop
  • Attend 2 Academic Advising sessions per semester
  • Participate in 2 educational/cultural activities per semester
  • Attend tutoring as needed
  • Inform Counselor of schedule changes (i.e. dropping courses)

 

 

Contact us

For more information, please contact one of our staff members:

Lisa Chavez, Director

Phone number:

(951) 571-6275

Email:

Send a message

Location:

Science & Technology 164 (in the computer lab)

Availability:

Summer Work Hours (starting June 16th):

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: Closed

* Please note that access to our offices will be limited from 06/16/14 - 06/19/14 and 08/4/14 - 08/22/14 as the computer lab will be closed. However, we will maintain regular business hours. During this time it is recommended that you make an appointment or call our office via cell phone when you arrive at the building entry.

Christopher Dech, Educational Advisor

Phone number:

(951) 571-6110

Email:

Send a message

Location:

Science & Technology 151-A (in the computer lab)

Availability:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Erik Moberly, Part-Time Counselor

Phone number:

(951) 571-6110

Email:

Send a message

Location:

Science & Technology 151-A (in the computer lab)

Availability:

Tuesday: 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (August 26 - November 25, 2014)

(Please call to schedule an appointment)

 

Trio
 

The ACES program is sponsored by Moreno Valley College and is
100% federally funded through the U.S. Deparment of Education and TRIO