Frequently Asked Questions
How do I take A.C.E. courses?
This process is conducted by the A.C.E. coordinator at participating high schools. A list of the A.C.E. coordinators is found on the website along with the A.C.E. high schools. To apply to take A.C.E. courses, you will need to submit an application/registration by the due date to your high school’s A.C.E. coordinator:
- Your social security number
- Parent/Guardian’s signature
- Current academic transcript (your high school provides this)
- NEW A.C.E. STUDENTS - Application fee ($40 in check or money order payable to Long Island University. Application fee is nonrefundable.
What is the cost to take an A.C.E. course?
A three-credit course for a new A.C.E. student costs $420 for the 2010-2011 academic year. That cost includes: $40 one-time, nonrefundable application fee (not applied to tuition) and tuition at the rate of $130 per credit.
For a continuing A.C.E. student, a three-credit course costs $390 for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Registration for a course means that student and parent/guardian assume responsibility for full tuition payment plus any accrued fees for late payment. See our Drop Policy.
What is the student course load?
College courses are taken in lieu of senior high school level courses. Student course load will be mutually agreed upon by the student and parent, the high school, and the A.C.E. Director. In no case will the student’s course load exceed fifteen semester hours of college credit study. Courses offered through the A.C.E. Program carry both high school credits assigned by the participating secondary school and college semester hour credits in accordance with the hourly guidelines established by New York State Education Department and designated by LIU Post.
Can I transfer my credits?
The overwhelming majority of students have their A.C.E. credits accepted by other institutions. Students and families should remember, however, that transferability of credit is determined by the college or university receiving the credits. Questions about transfer of credits should be addressed to the receiving institution. Students and families for whom transferability is a deciding factor in participating in A.C.E. should verify that their credits will transfer to the institution(s) and program(s) to which they are likely to apply BEFORE registering for A.C.E.
What if I decide later that I don’t want to take the course for college credit?
Registration for a course tells us that the student wants to take the course for college credit. Decision-making needs to be completed before submitting a registration form. Families and students who decide to drop the course for college credit need to be aware: All Drops must be processed by the Drop Dates – November 15 for fall semester courses and for full year courses and April 15 for spring courses. The Drop requires signatures of student, parent, school agent (guidance counselor, A.C.E. teacher, assistant principal, principal). We want to make sure everyone is “on the same page.” After these dates no drops will be processed unless a student is also dropping all of his high school courses and no refunds will be made. After these dates the student remains registered for the class and remains responsible for full tuition payment.
How do I activate MY LIU?
In order to activate your account, navigate to http://my.liu.edu and select “Activate My Account”. Provide the necessary information and follow the prompts to activate your account. If you need any assistance, you can contact the Center for Student Information at LIU Post. You can email that office through http://studentcenter.liu.edu or phone 516-299-3967 for assistance.
Whom should I call if I have questions about A.C.E.?
Call the A.C.E. Office at 516-299-3649. We are here Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
When and how do I pay my tuition?
Bills are to be paid online through the student's MY LIU account. Fall bills are due by November 1; spring bills are due by March 1.
Questions about bills should be directed to the Bursar's Office (516-299-2323). Late fees may be assessed on accounts that are not paid promptly. Nonpayment does not drop you from a course; nonpayment only creates bad debt.
How do I request an official transcript?
There are three ways.
- Come to LIU Post Campus Registrar’s Office in Kumble Hall on LIU Post (Monday -Friday, 9 a.m. -5 p.m.).
- Use "My LIU" available through the LIU Post Registrar's page on the LIU Post Web site by clicking here.
- Use the toll-free number (1-800-646-1858).
How will I know my grade for my college credit course?
Use your MY LIU account to access your grades.
Are my high school grades and my college grades the same?
Most high schools grade numerically. Your grade for your A.C.E. course will be assigned according to the LIU Post Campus grading system, which is an alpha system (A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D, and F) and quality points (4.00 – 0.00). The high school teacher of the course determines the high school grade and the college grade. To qualify for the A.C.E. Scholarship, you need to have (1) an average of “B” (3.0) in your A.C.E. classes and (2) at least 6 A.C.E. credits.
Is there financial aid to help with my A.C.E. tuition?
Since A.C.E. tuition is already discounted about 85% from on-campus rates, no other financial aid is available through LIU Post for A.C.E. students taking courses in high school.
May I apply and register to take my course for college credit if I have missed the deadline?
No. We cannot accept applications and registrations after the deadline.
May I register for a course if I have not taken its prerequisite for college credit?
No. To take the second course in a sequence, you need to have taken the first course for college credit. Sequenced courses include ENGL101 and ENGL 102.