Program for Accelerated College Education

PACE (Program for Accelerated College Education) is an upper-division bachelor's degree completion program designed for working adults. The benefits of being a PACE student are reserved seating in major courses, only during first enrollment period, and intensive academic advising. Our accelerated course structure is designed to help you balance the demands of a full time job, a family, and an education. Please note: You must be admitted to the University first in order to apply to the PACE program. Please keep in mind that in order to have reserved seats in PACE classes, you must be admitted to the PACE program AT LEAST a MONTH PRIOR to registration beginning on any given quarter.  PACE cannot guarantee seats once reserved seats have been requested from the participating Departments. The PACE application process is 1 - 2 weeks; please give yourself ample planning time. 

Program Structure and Requirements

PACE students are provided with a program curriculum roadmap that provides a quarter-by-quarter schedule of their program's course offerings. Students are expected to follow the roadmap as closely as possible, taking a minimum of eight units each quarter, or risk being discontinued from the PACE program.

Important Winter 2015 Quarter Dates

    • Winter 2015 Quarter Begins – January 5, 2015
    • Last Day to Add Classes – January 12, 2015
    • Last Day to Drop Classes – January 16, 2015
    • Last Day to Change Grade Type – January 20, 2015
    • Last Day to File for Next Term's Graduation – January 20, 2015
    • Last Day to Withdraw Without Financial Aid Recalculation - February 21, 2015
    • Last Day to Withdraw from Classes- February 23, 2015
    • Last Day of Classes – March 15, 2015
    • Finals Week – March 16-22, 2015
    • Official Grades on MyCSUEB – March 30, 2015

The PACE Mission

To increase the accessibility of Bachelor’s degrees for working adults by providing programs and support designed to meet their unique needs.

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