College Credit

College Credit for Prospective Boys State Participants

How would you like to get a head start on your collegiate career while maximizing your experience at Boys State? Clemson University has partnered with The ACE Network and your Boys State programs to offer you college credit in conjunction with your participation this year. The course, titled Leadership, citizenship and Community Service (ED 190), is a three credit hour course which can be transferred as elective credit to any university that you choose to attend. Understandably, accepted credit is a decision ultimately made by each specific institution. The ACE Network was founded by Girls State and Boys State programs throughout the nation simply to accomplish its namesake purpose to “Advance Citizenship experiences” of Girls and Boys State participants in every state. This affordable and quality college course is one of the key proud accomplishments for this organization. Over 800 rising high
school seniors just like you have taken advantage of this opportunity in the last three years. It is solely offered to Girls and Boys State “citizens.”

Clemson University has continued its climb among the nation’s best public institutions by placing 22nd in the annual ranking by U.S.NEWS & WORLD REPORT. As part of this partnership, Clemson University is offering the 3 credit course for only $270. This rate was negotiated down to less than one tenth of the current rate for nonresident students for a 3-hour undergraduate class ($3,261) there. In order to meet the requirements of this course, you must fully participate in your Boys State Program as well as participate in the online course procedures. Some of the course expectations and assignments will be completed by you during the session while other requirements and assignments will be completed via distance education after you return home. Participation in the course will not detract from nor remove you from participation in any part of the program during the week. A course syllabus and other information can be found at the following link: Please download a copy of the syllabus and please review the requirements for the course. In order to register for the course, simply access the external website listed above. You may pay on-line using the secured PayPal feature. Or, you may complete the application form included with your Illinois Boys State acceptance packet and submit your payment via check to:

The ACE Network
PO BOX 2243
Greenville, SC 29602

To participate in the college course, you should complete course registration and payment before or during Girls/Boys State registration. Yes, you may bring your registration form and payment with you to Illinois Boys State. If you or your parents have any questions about the course, please feel free to contact The ACE Network at the web site above or call at (864) 884-7988. Whether or not you choose to enroll in the course, I know that your week at Boys State will be most rewarding.

Please Note: American Legion Illinois Boys State does not guarantee the transferability or acceptance of these college credits. We encourage you to check with your future college’s admission department as accepted transfer credit(s) is a decision ultimately made by each specific institution.