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Achieving College Excellence

Transition to College Mentoring

ACE recognizes that the first and second year experience for students offers a unique window in these students' lives in which they are adjusting to life away from home for the first time, learning to set their own schedules and priorities, and learning to navigate the college experience.  Doctoral Level Graduate Students, known as ACE Coaches, help guide our first and second year students as they make this transition from high school to a well-established college career.

ACE Coaches work one-on-one or in small groups with their students to help them transition to college and manage competing priorities, thereby reducing stress. Inherent in this is the notion that there are other ‘life stressors’ that can potentially detract from a student’s ability to manage time and keep stress levels at a minimum, which ACE Coaches will help students through.  Transition areas can include: selecting a major; getting accustomed to the new college environment; handling an increased amount and difficulty of schoolwork; balancing commitments to friends and family back home along with new friends and work on-campus; starting to think about and plan for graduate school or establishing a career after graduation.  ACE Coaches are available to guide students through these challenges and help ensure they start their academic career as smoothly as possible.

To get partnered with an ACE Coach , please respond to the emails setting up these programs at the beginning of each academic year or email ACE at ace@luc.edu.


Achieving College Excellence
A TRiO Student Support Services Program
Loyola University Chicago · Sullivan Center for Student Services
1032 W. Sheridan Road · Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.2722 · E-mail: ace@luc.edu

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