Validate Your Policies with ACES
Get a free custom study to help validate or refine your institution's admission and placement policies.
Admitted Class Evaluation Service™ (ACES) is a free online service from the College Board designed to help colleges and universities answer important questions about the College Board assessments you use to admit, place, and advise students at your institution. Our expert analysis of the data you supply can serve to validate your admissions and placement policies—or help you refine them.
The annual Validity Study research helped us to redesign our admission decisions, which led to a 12% increase in first-year retention.
Learn about the helpful features and offerings you can find in the ACES system so you can build your study with ease.
Use these resources to design your ACES study, including comprehensive step-by-step guides, downloadable templates, and interactive graphics.
Get details about the types of studies you can request through ACES, what kind of data you should include in your study, and how to get a report.
Data Layout Tables
Download different Excel templates with the correct data layout based on your ACES study.
Design and Use Guides
Get step-by-step instructions on how to design your ACES study and learn how to use the interactive graphs.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about requesting an ACES study, how to use the ACES portal, what details are required for a study, and more.
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