ACE Program – Frequently Asked Questions
What majors does Harcum College offer?
Business Management, Human Services, Early Childhood Education and Criminal Justice. Not all majors are offered at every site.
What type of degree is it?
When are classes offered?
Classes are generally held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30p to 9:30p, Fall and Spring. Larger sites have classes on Monday/Wednesday as well. All students attend full time (12 credit hours per semester).
Where are classes offered?
Philadelphia Community Partners. For more info, call: 1-877-428-8092
- Congreso – 2830 North American St.
- Deliverance Evangelistic Church – 2001 Lehigh Ave.
- Diversified Community Services – 1529 S. 22nd St.
- Grace Trinity Development Corporation – 5200 Oxford Ave.
- Little People’s Village II – 6522 Haverford Ave.
- NE Learning Center – 7222 Castor Ave.
- One Bright Ray Community High School – 1142 East Erie Ave.
- Southwest Leadership Academy – 7101 Paschall Ave.
Greater Philadelphia Partners:
- I-LEAD Charter School, Inc. – 200 North 8th St., Reading, PA
- Life Transforming Ministries – 643 E. Lincoln Hwy, Coatesville, PA
- Prospect Park United Methodist Church – 800 Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park, PA
- Woods Services – 40 Martin Gross Dr., Langhorne, PA
Does the program accept transfer credit?
Yes, as long as it is from an accredited institution, you received a “C” or better and it is equal in value to one of the courses in the program of your selected major. The amount of transfer credit applied is determined by Harcum College staff who review your transcript from a previously attended institution.
Does the program accept military credit?
Yes. A copy of your military record would be reviewed to identify possible transfer credits.
Is Harcum College an accredited college?
Yes, Harcum College is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Can you help me transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program when I graduate? Will my credits be transferable?
Yes. Current articulation agreements between Harcum College and four year colleges can be found here. These colleges and universities have agreed to transfer credits earned at Harcum College to the relevant Bachelor’s degree program.
Can I qualify for financial aid?
Yes! Almost all college students use the government’s financial aid system to pay for school. Financial Aid is available from the government as student loans (which you have to pay back at a very low interest rate) and grants (which you do not have to pay back). See how college becomes affordable with financial aid – you’re worth the investment!!!
- To apply for financial aid, complete an online application at www.fasfa.gov. We are here to help you complete the financial aid application (FAFSA), please contact the site coordinator closest to you to set an appointment. You must reapply for financial aid each spring for the next academic year.
- With financial aid, what you actually pay out of pocket is much less than the price of tuition. Learn why Understanding College Tuition Price vs. Out of Pocket Costs or 9 Things You Need to Know About Net (College) Price.
- To learn more about student loans, visit studentloans.gov.
- Watch a financial aid overview video.
Are there scholarships?
Yes. Partnership site students receive a community scholarship that reduces the price of tuition. You can apply for outside scholarships on your own. To get started:
- Go to myscholly.com – complete a profile and let myscolly do your search for you!
- Go to fastweb.com to search for scholarships.
- Check the Harcum College enewsletter every week for a list of scholarships at the bottom right corner of the page.
I don’t have a computer. Is there a computer lab I can use?
Yes, Partnership Sites have computer labs available for student use and computers are available on the main campus in Bryn Mawr.
What is the average age of the students in the program?
41 is the average student age, but a wide range of ages is represented in the program, from 18 years old to 70 years young. Anyone who has graduated from high school, earned a GED or a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent from other states and countries) is eligible for admission.
Can I take all my classes at the partnership site?
Yes, the majority of courses will be held at your “home” partnership site. At times, it may be necessary to take a course at another partnership site.
Can I get a student ID?
Yes. You can obtain one while during new student orientation or you can go to the security office on the main campus to get one. They are free. The address is: 750 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Is there a cap on the number of students per class?
Yes, courses generally have no more than 20 students. However, the average size of a class is usually between 12 and 15 students.