Agricultural and Consumer Economics

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

For dates of next transfer opportunity, please see ACE Department ICT website.

  • Applicants must select a concentration into which they will apply. Applicants may apply to up to three concentrations, ranking the concentrations in order of preference.
  • Successful applicants generally have GPAs exceeding 3.0 in Illinois courses and in relevant coursework; however, 3.0 neither assures nor prevents admission. Students with a  GPA below 3.0 are still encouraged to apply if the other elements of their application are strong.
  • All applicants must have credit for or be currently enrolled in:
    • ACE 100 or ECON 102
    • One of the QR1 required MATH courses from either Group 1 or Group 2:
      • Group 1:
        • MATH 124 (Finite Mathematics)
        • MATH 125 (Elementary Linear Algebra)
        • MATH 231 (Calculus 2)
      • Group 2:
        • MATH 220 (Calculus) or MATH 221 (Calculus 1)
        • MATH 234 (Calculus for Business)
  • ACE PZ/NZ Policy: PZ/NZ credit will not be accepted for ACE 100, ECON 102, and the first of the two required Quantitative Reasoning 1 MATH requirements for the ACE major.

Additional Suggested Classes for Transfer

ACE does not have explicit course requirements beyond the aforementioned to be eligible to apply and transfer.

Students can make progress towards completing the requirements for the ACE majors and demonstrate affinity for the major by taking and excelling in the courses listed below:

  • Second course from the remaining ACE QR1 MATH GROUP requirement, i.e. GROUP 1 – MATH 124, 125 or 231, or GROUP 2  MATH 220, 221, or 234.
  • ECON 103 (Macroeconomics)
  • ACE 161 (Microcomputer Applications) or CS 105 (Into to Computing for Non-Tech Majors)
  • ACCY 201 (Accountancy I)
  • CMN 101 (Public Speaking  – if took RHET 105) or CMN 112 (Oral & Written Comm II  – if took CMN 111)
  • ACE 262 or ECON 202

Application Periods

Application forms are available at the Department ICT website. Please refer to the Department ICT website for information on application availability, application deadlines, information sessions, and decision and notification dates.

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Caroline Helton
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