High School Students

ACE Program

The Advanced College Experience (ACE) program is an opportunity for highly motivated high school students to engage in Carroll courses. Each student may enroll in up to 2 100-level courses (no more than 8 credits) or applicable 200-level courses with available seats after current student registration. The course schedule can be found online.

Open to all local area high school students who meet the qualifications:

  • Junior or senior level in high school
  • minimum 3.25 high school cumulative GPA
  • approval of parent and high school counselor

Application is open; Application deadline July 15.

The application will need to be printed to be signed by a parent/guardian and high school counselor and must include a copy of your high school transcript.


Students will be responsible for a $50 per credit ACE tuition charge, plus a $60 semester fee to cover technology and parking, plus any course fees. The typical student enrolling in one 3-credit course would pay $210-$240, or in one 4-credit course with lab would pay $260-$320 depending on course/lab fees.

Students will need to attend a brief orientation session before classes begin and will be sent more information about this over the summer.

Additional Benefits

Students enrolled in the program will be issued a Carroll ID that will provide access to Carroll's Corette Library as well as Carroll home athletic and performing arts events. Students will be invited to attend lectures and other academic events available to all Carroll students. A parking pass will also be provided for students to park in specified areas on campus.

Online Registration

Fall Semester
- Application Opens: May 1
- Application Deadline: July 15

Spring Semester
- Application Opens: October 1
- Application Deadline: November 15


Julia Malmo, Admission Counselor
jmalmo@carroll.edu or 406-447-5575

ACE Application

Course Schedule


Contact the Carroll College Office of Admission at 406-447-5575 or jmalmo@carroll.edu.

Participating schools 

Helena Public Schools


Helena High
Capitol High
St Andrews
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