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About AcES

What is the Academy of Engineering Success? 

The Academy of Engineering Success, or AcES, is a weeklong academic success and professional development program at WVU Tech. It is modeled off the same program offered at the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at WVU in Morgantown. 

The program is specifically designed for any incoming first-year engineering, pre-engineering or computer science students at WVU Tech. By enrolling in AcES, you will have opportunities to begin building your professional network, explore engineering career options, and develop strategies for academic success in WVU Tech's demanding engineering and computer science programs.

What are the benefits of participation?

As a participant in the Academy, you will:

  • Develop a set of skills that will help you succeed in our engineering and computer science programs.
  • Hone your critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Build a professional network by connecting with faculty, staff, student ambassadors and engineers in industry.
  • Become familiar with institutional and academic resources.
  • Receive customized academic counseling.
  • Visit local and regional engineering sites.
  • Increase your chances of excelling during your first year of college.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How much does participating in AcES cost?
    There is no fee to participate.
  • Will I be staying in my residence hall during AcES week?
    Yes, you will. Arrangements to move in on the morning of August 12 must be made by the participant and information will be distributed closer to the event.
  • I will not be living in a residence hall in fall. Can I still participate in AcES?
    Yes. While we recommend that you stay in a residence hall, if you have other living arrangements for fall you can still participate in AcES. You will be responsible for commuting to and from campus and attending all sessions during the pre-semester week.
  • Is AcES the same thing as New Student Orientation?
    No. These are two separate programs that are administered at two different times, so there are no conflicting activities.
  • Will COVID restrictions apply?
    As we approach the event, we will communicate any policies set forth by the University.