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How to Get Started

  1. Complete and Submit the Enrollment Application
    The ACE Enrollment Application should be completed in its entirety. It is available online by following the Enrollment Application link under Admissions. The application and the Hadley Course Catalog are also available in braille, audio and large print. Contact Student Services to receive these formats.

    The application form provides space for you to list the course of interest to you. Upon satisfactory completion of the Entrance Assignment, you will receive this course or its prerequisite. You will not be enrolled concurrently. Contact Student Services for details regarding additional courses or see School Policies regarding multiple course enrollments.

    Prospective students residing within the United States must submit an Eye Report. Enrollment applications will not be processed until Student Services receives an Eye Report.

  2. Complete and Submit the Entrance Assignment
    If your application is complete and you meet the ACE Program eligibility requirements, you will be enrolled in the Adult Continuing Education Entrance Assignment. The ACE Entrance Assignment provides students an opportunity to demonstrate basic writing and comprehension skills and assists in determining the prospective student's ability to prepare and submit assignments at a distance. It serves as a measurement of the student's commitment, evaluated by how much time elapses prior to completion of the assignment.

    Instructions on how to complete and submit the ACE Entrance Assignment are included with the assignment. Upon successful completion of the assignment, you will be enrolled in the course listed on your enrollment application or its prerequisite.

    You must earn a grade of at least 80 percent on the ACE Entrance Assignment for acceptance into the ACE Program.

  3. Review Course Materials and Begin Your Course
    Hadley will send you the course materials by email or through the mail in your selected medium. You will also receive your instructor's "Welcome" or "Getting Started" letter and contact information. We ask that you review the materials carefully before beginning the course. If you have questions, contact your instructor using the contact information provided. Otherwise, begin the course and submit your first assignment.

    Send one lesson at a time to your instructor for grading. Your instructor will promptly grade and return the assignment to you. If you are interested in submitting more than one lesson for grading concurrently, you must obtain approval from the course instructor. The instructor may grant approval based upon the subject matter of the course in addition to your demonstrated ability to submit satisfactory work. You may request to enroll in a second course if the three most recent lessons in your current course have been successfully completed.

  4. Certificate of Achievement and Student Course Evaluation
    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a Student Course Evaluation. Please take a few moments to complete the evaluation and return it to us in your preferred medium. Your feedback is important to us as we develop courses, make course revisions, update policies and more.

    In most cases, you may keep the materials upon successful completion of the course. Your instructor will notify you if the materials should be returned to the school.

  5. Don't delay. Contact Student Services to enroll in your next course!