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Storm Recovery Efforts

The Mount Mercy campus has sustained significant damage from the August 10 derecho wind storm. The campus is closed, and all students and non-essential employees are advised to stay home until further notice. Move-in is delayed, and more information will be available as power and cell service are restored. For updates, please visit the Storm Recovery webpage.

COVID-19 Update | Safe Return to Campus

Mount Mercy is excited to welcome students back to campus this fall. Courses will be offered in-person, hybrid, and online, and masks will be provided and required outside your solitary space. Common areas and classrooms have been configured for social distancing. For more information, visit the Safe Return webpage. NOTE: Storm recovery efforts may impact fall plans. Please check back.

Academic Center for Excellence

A wide spectrum of Mount Mercy students come to the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), but they all have one thing in common: a desire to bring their skills to a new level of excellence.

ACE Services

Academic Counseling

Professional staff are available to work with students one-on-one to provide information and support needed to be successful.

Writing Assistance

A writing specialist, peer tutors, and other staff are available in the Writing Center for assistance with writing skills and to provide guidance with a variety of class assignments and projects. Drop-in hours are determined at the beginning of each semester. A schedule will be posted.

Peer Educators

Successful students are selected and trained as peer tutors to provide tutoring in course content. Academic peer coaches provide assistance in learning strategies, time management, and organizational and study skills.

Disability Services

Disability reflects diverse characteristics and experiences and is an aspect of diversity integral to society. To that end, we collaborate with students, instructors, staff, and community members to create diverse learning environments that are usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable. 

Student Success

Professional staff coordinate the McAuley Scholars and first-generation programs. With the assistance of student mentors, support and guidance are provided to help in the transition to Mount Mercy through graduation.

Computer/Study Space

ACE has several computers available for student use and space to study, work on assignments, collaborate with classmates, and gather with study groups. Technical support is available to assist with accessing e-mail, logging into Brightspace, and computer use.

With ACE, I've been able to make and achieve many of my academic goals and have made friendships with individuals who like to work hard and strive to see others succeed—like I did.

Joel Sargent '20
BBA | Criminal Justice

Mission & Values

ACE is committed to academic excellence, student success, leadership and service to the community, and providing a quality learning environment. We’re Mount Mercy's one-stop learning center for all students.

Our mission is to provide academic support services for all students via the building of academic skills and confidence. Our objective is to generate independent learners moving toward their academic goals. 

Working collaboratively with faculty members and other offices on campus we’re able to provide referrals and provide students with the guidance, encouragement, foundation, and support they need to be successful at Mount Mercy and beyond.

Our values:

  • Integrity
  • Appreciation of diversity
  • Development of caring and concerned community
  • Accessibility of services
  • Emphasis on lifelong learning
  • Maintenance of high academic standards
  • Openness to innovation
  • Quality education