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The program works through two strategies: Preparation in Secondary Education and Accompaniment in Higher Education.

Preparation for Secondary Education (PEM)

The Program focuses its work on the development of cross-cutting skills, in alignment with the 3º and 4º medium curriculum, promoting a comprehensive management of it through the formation of cognitive, intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, from an integral accompaniment approach. Likewise, it seeks to leave learnings and capacities installed in the respective establishments, that allow to assure the development of the formative trajectories of the students, by means of the accompaniment from a consultancy approach.

In order to develop the present component, the Higher Education Institution teams in agreement will develop actions directly with all the students of the respective course and, if considered necessary or pertinent, will also do it with the technical teams of the lyceums, teachers and counselors for the implementation of the school curriculum.

The required actions must be translated into various activities designed by the respective Institution of Higher Education, focused on the students of the 3ª and 4ª year of Secondary Education courses of each Educational Establishment (EE).

Qualification Requirements

  • Successfully approve the pace preparation stage.
  • Have completed 3º and 4º year average of an educational establishment pace.
  • Have graduated within the 15% of the best ranking score of your establishment, or obtain a score ranking of grades equal to or higher than 696 points nationwide.
  • To pass the university selection test (PSU), both obligatory, plus an elective one.

It has 3 essential components:

Diagnosis and induction

Prepare the different actors involved in the program, as well as determine the different needs of the students of the different educational establishments.

Development of capabilities

Actions to strengthen skills and abilities to be developed by students will be developed to reduce the gap between secondary and higher education

Vocational Exploration and Admission to Higher Education

Dissemination and information will be carried out of the enrollment and surrender processes of the PSU, Admission to Higher Education, Generation of the PACE weighted score (PPP) and application for student benefits of the State.

Accompaniment in Higher Education (AES)

This component aims at the academic achievement of the young people of the PACE program admitted to higher education. For this, devices must be implemented for the monitoring and follow-up of PACE students admitted to any of the Institutions participating in the Program, with a focus on the development of autonomy for the achievement of academic results and retention in higher education.

The actions must be directed to the first year students of higher education, admitted from the PACE Program by guaranteed quota or by regular admission.


Process that is focused so that the process of inclusion of all students in Higher Education is appropriate.


Actions designed to meet the academic and psycho-educational needs of students.

Academic Accompaniment

Design and implementation of academic accompaniments for PACE students, which develop autonomous learning, reinforcement and / or leveling skills.

Psychoeducational accompaniment

Create and implement devices for the support and psychoeducational accompaniment for the development and strengthening of academic and psychosocial skills that enhance the retention of students in Higher Education.


Implementation of a monitoring and alert system that allows to have information of the individual situations of the students, in academic, personal and social spheres.