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ACE Writing Classes

Designed in collaboration with the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and developed in 1967, the Academic Communities for Excellence (ACE) sequence of writing courses is the only program in the UC system with academic outreach for first-year EOP college students.

ACE offers sections of Writing 1 and Writing 2, with a number of advantages over the general writing sequence: smaller classes, more individual attention, a community of peers, a dynamic learning environment, the ability to continue with your ACE instructor for two consecutive quarters, and a tutor assigned to each ACE class. ACE courses fulfill the same Subject A and General Education requirements, and they are exactly the same as general courses in form and content.

For more information, please visit the ACE website or contact the EOP office by phone (805) 893-4758 or email


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