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The ACES Program (Achieve, Connect, Engage, Succeed) provides students with opportunities to enhance their experience at IU Northwest through coursework, success coaching, workshops, and peer coaching. Students in this program spend a semester learning about the resources and support at IU Northwest and how to make the most of their education. 

Workshop topics, including stress and time management, career services, and financial literacy will be offered through the semester and are open to all IU Northwest students. Please see our workshop schedule for additional information.

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  • Requirements

    Students admitted to the ACES Program will have to complete the following curriculum with a “C” or better in each course.

    • EDUC-U100
    • Required writing course, either W130, W131 or a math class


    Students are required to attend a minimum of 3 Student Success Workshops

    Success Coaching

    Students are required to meet with a Success Coach/Peer Success Coach a minimum of 3 times during the semester

  • Peer Success Coaches

    Peer Success Coaches are successful students at IU Northwest. In addition to meeting with ACES Program participants individually, they will be offering opportunities for small group discussion on topics such as study skills and notetaking in the ACES Study Room, located in Hawthorn Hall, 427. Each Peer Success Coach will hold regular hours in the study room. Feel free to stop in at any time!