The Office of Engineering Retention has supported the academic and career success of engineering students for many years. Each semester the Office of Retention offers weekly group meetings which have been found to be the key to success of our students.

Academic and Career Enhancement (ACE) Program

ACE (Academic and Career Enhancement) is for students who have faced an academic set-back and want to raise their grades to good standing and experience academic success. Students will learn skills that offer a holistic perspective on lifestyle changes which includes:

  • Study Skills
  • Time Management
  • Grit
  • Growth Mindset
  • Managing Distractions
  • Academic Motivation
  • Test Preparation/Test Taking
  • The Importance of Sleep
  • Managing Stress & Burnout
  • Mindset for Succeeding 

Data Tells the Story

Final grades demonstrate a 100% retention in Swanson School for students who complete this 15-week program. The average term GPA trend for participants always increases by the end of the semester.