The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), provides individual or group coaching in building study skills, assistance with coursework, time management, grammar review, and English conversation tables. Academic Support Counseling is designed to support the faculty advising process, investigate curriculum choice, inform students of academic/study opportunities, as well as aid in the transition to the cultural and academic environment. Financial Assistance helps toward the cost of books and travel, and provides assistance with preparing and submitting required general financial aid forms. Advocacy Activities work to inform and educate the college community about HEOP/Scholars program purpose and goals, and includes lobby efforts targeted at informing legislators on critical issues confronting opportunity programming. Personal Support ensures that program students are provided the critical "link to familiarity" which aids in a successful transition to Hamilton.