Global Assessment Certificate Program (GAC)

A holistic education program empowering international students for university success.

Academic Excellence

The GAC program provides students with the academic knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in a university setting.

Dual Prep

In addition to developing academic competencies in university, preparation of the ACT® test, a university admissions exam, is included in the GAC curriculum.

Credit Recommendation

Students may transfer several credits at the undergraduate level for most GAC modules, as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE).

What is the GAC Program?

The ACT© Global Assessment Certificate™ (GAC) program is a holistic education program offered around the world that helps students gain admission to competitive international universities where the primary language is English.

The GAC curriculum puts a focus on the skills and knowledge students need for postsecondary success offering modules in the following areas:

  • Academic English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Business
  • Social Science
  • Psychology
  • Communication Skills
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Study Skills
  • Computing Skills
  • Academic Research
  • Test Preparation
  • Education and Career Navigation

Where Can Students Take the GAC?

Approved Teaching Centers (ATCs) are carefully selected by ACT for their quality of teaching and their dedication to their students’ needs. GAC centers are located within private international and local high schools, on university campuses, and in private language or business colleges.

ATCs can be found in countries around the world, including:

Cambodia China Indonesia
South Korea
Thailand Vietnam
and more!    


Where Can GAC Students Go to University?

GAC students can apply to any university around the world and have additional benefits at GAC Partner Universities.

GAC Partner Universities form a network of postsecondary institutions which have evaulated and recognized the GAC program as meeting university admissions requirements. They are located around the world including Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and more.

Subject to meeting their individual requirements, these institutions provide GAC students with direct entry, credit transfer and/or scholarships, which helps to save a significant amount in tutition fees and living expenses

How Can the GAC Program Benefit Students?

Hear directly from our students, teachers, and principals about how GAC has helped with education and workplace success.

How Can I Learn More About the GAC Program?

Explore our website for comprehensive information about the GAC program. Additionally, feel free to download the resources provided below to delve deeper into specific aspects.

For any additional inquiries, comments, or requests, feel free to complete the form provided on our Contact Us page.