ACE Distance Delivery No-Fee/Fee-Paying Policy

Effective January 1, 2012

 

The Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) program is the perfect stepping stone if you:

  • Are an adult learner out of school.
  • Need to get ready for college.
  • Are missing some entrance requirements.
  • Need a credential to improve job opportunities.

 

You can earn credit(s) for:

  • Apprenticeship, Business, Core and Technology Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communications
  • Computers
  • Physics
  • Self-management/self-direction
  • University Prep Chemistry and Biology

 

ACE COURSEOSSD EQUIVALENT
COMMUNICATIONSEnglish, Grade 12, College Preparation ENGT4C
CORE MATHEMATICSMathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation MEL4E
APPRENTICESHIP MATHEMATICSFoundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12, College Preparation MAP4C
BUSINESS MATHEMATICSFoundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12, College Preparation MAP4C
TECHNOLOGY MATHEMATICSMathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation MCT4C
BIOLOGYBiology, Grade 11, College Preparation SBI3C
U-STREAM BIOLOGYBiology, Grade 12, University Preparation SBI4U
CHEMISTRYChemistry, Grade 12, College Preparation SCH4C
U-STREAM CHEMISTRYChemistry, Grade 12, University Preparation SCH4U
PHYSICSPhysics, Grade 11, University Preparation SPH3U
Physics, Grade 12, College Preparation SPH4C

No-fee ACE courses are available at the January semester and April and September monthly intake starts only. The text books are free. There are waitlists for Chemistry, Communications, Biology, and Core Math. Go to www.acedistancedelivery.ca to start the ACE process. Learn to Learn is the prerequisite for no-fee ACE courses.

Effective January, 2013 students registered to take an ACE Distance course through the tuition-free option managed by the College Sector Committee who have not logged on within 13 days of the start of the course will be removed from the course. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CSC at arlene.ace@gmail.com. If you are removed from a course you will not be able to register for any further ACE Distance courses as a tuition-free student. Register for the other no-fee ACE courses at www.durhamcollege.ca/online.

Fee-payer ACE courses are available for the remaining intake starts. The books must be paid for. Register at www.durhamcollege.ca/online.

University Stream Biology course code ACE1780

U-Stream Biology is available online monthly as a fee-paying course. This course is designed to prepare students to succeed in postsecondary programs requiring U-stream courses. The course is 120 hours in length. A textbook is required. This course is available only on a fee-paying basis. The prerequisite is ACE Biology college stream level.

University Stream Chemistry course code ACE1783

U-Stream Chemistry is available online monthly as a fee paying course. This course is designed to prepare students to succeed in postsecondary programs requiring U-stream courses. The course is 120 hours in length. A textbook is required. This course is available only on a fee-paying basis. The prerequisites are ACE Core Math and ACE Chemistry college stream level.

LEARN TO LEARN PREREQUISITE

For no-fee ACE courses, this free 20 hour online course is a prerequisite. There are no exceptions.

Enrollments for L2L must go through the website http://www.acedistancedelivery.ca and click the link called L2L Registration. Two attempts to pass L2L are allowed only.

Fee-paying students are welcome to take L2L which may prepare them for online learning.

Instructor Mary Jonik will help develop an individualized training plan (ITP) based on your goal. Mary is also available to provide advice, follow-up and encouragement in partnership with your online teachers once you have registered in the ACE course(s) of your choice.

PREREQUISITES

The prerequisite for ACE Chemistry and all other ACE math courses is ACE Core Math. A student is exempt from taking ACE Core Math only if he/she has the equivalent math or more (school board or Academic Upgrading) math within the past 10 years with a 70% mark or better. Students must fax their high school or college transcript to Arlene Cronin at arlene.ace@gmail.com for approval. The prerequisite for University Stream Chemistry course is ACE Chemistry.

RESTRICTIONS TO REGISTERING:

  1. If a student fails to complete their no-fee ACE online course and did not officially withdraw or has a failing final grade, they must pay for the next ACE online course they take – it could be the same course or a different course.
  2. If a student wants to retake an ACE online course to improve their mark, they will pay for that course and textbook if applicable.
  3. Any out-of-province students will pay for their ACE course(s) and will order and pay for their textbook(s) with Marla White.
  4. International students will pay the appropriate international student rate for their course and their textbook.

For more information about ACE online and the ACE certificate, please visit www.acedistancedelivery.ca.

Click here to view a complete list of ACE courses.

TEXTBOOKS

For no-fee ACE courses textbooks are sent out by Marla White and are free to the student. Fee-paying students are required to pay for their book. Courses requiring textbooks are Business Mathematics, Apprenticeship Mathematics, Technology Mathematics, and Physics.

No textbooks are required for Communications, Computer Fundamentals and Self-Management//Self Direction, Core Math, Chemistry, and Biology.

The textbooks are the property of the student.

Please Note: if the student is retaking a course they should already have the textbook. If the student is out-of-province, the student orders the text from Marla White and pays for that required textbook.

ACE CONTACTS

Marla White at marlawhite75@gmail.com, for textbooks.

Mary Jonik at mary.jonik@gmail.com

Arlene Cronin at arlene.ace@gmail.com is the enrolment contact for the waitlists and approves students’ entry into ACE courses.