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Adult College Express (ACE)

Fast-Track Degree Completion for Busy Adults

The ACE program is an adult-centered cohort-based program. Cohort refers to students who begin the program together and progress together, supporting each other throughout the path toward earning a degree in:

Most ACE classes meet one night per week, generally on Tuesday nights or online. Degree completion is possible in approximately 24 months. We design the associate of science degree for transfer to a four-year university, while the associate of applied science degree sends graduates into the workforce.


Apply for Adult College Express (ACE)

Current Motlow Student

If you are a current Motlow student that would like to participate in the ACE Program, please complete the following steps:

  1. Log In to your MyMotlow account
  2. Click the Student tab, Select Scholarship and Program Applications, then click ACE Application.
  3. Complete the ACE Application

ACE applicants will receive notification via email concerning their admittance into the program. Once you have received your admittance email, you will be able to register for ACE courses.

Future Motlow Student

If you are not a current Motlow student and would like to participate in the ACE Program, please complete the following steps:

  1. Apply to Motlow for the term you are wanting to start
  2. Complete all Admission Requirements
    • Provide Final High School or GED/HiSet Transcripts
    • Provide ALL college transcripts
    • Proof of Citizenship: TN Driver's License (unless otherwise specified)
    • Immunization Waiver

Once you have received your Acceptance Letter from the Admissions Office, you will be able to complete the steps mentioned above to complete the ACE Application.

Accelerate Your Career

You are attending Motlow because you are looking for a career change, a promotion, or to update your job skills and further your education. You may have experienced a life-changing event, such as job loss, divorce, or relocation. Whatever the reason, a degree will give you a competitive advantage in the job market and provide you the skills and knowledge valued by employers.

ACE encourages the development of study groups to help reinforce learning. Our data shows that Motlow ACE cohort students are more likely to achieve their goals than non-cohort-based students. ACE is an accelerated program intended for highly motivated, independent learners. Motlow enforces a mandatory attendance policy. Application to the ACE program is required.


  • Affordable tuition
  • Team-oriented environment
  • Small class sizes
  • One night per-week or online classes
  • Smooth transfer to a four-year institution

Adult College Express is available at all Motlow State campuses: Smyrna, Moore County, McMinnville, Fayetteville, and Sparta.

ACE Graduate

Motlow offers Adult College Express (ACE). It’s perfect for working adults. It complemented my schedule and allowed me to take on the challenge of college.

Daniel OwensOperations Manager

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