The Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) was developed by ACT in conjunction with universities and accrediting bodies around the world to prepare students for university study in English-speaking countries.
We accept GAC program credit
The University of Iowa is one of the GAC program’s Pathway Universities. We accepts credit toward a bachelor’s degree for the following courses. GAC courses may not be used to satisfy course requirements specific to majors in the College of Engineering.

GAC Program Credit Policies
GAC Course Number/Title Credit Awarded and Other Information
GAC 005: Computing I: Intro to Computing for Academic Study 3 semester hours (s.h.)—May be applied to the College of Business Core Requirements: Business Computing Essentials, or used as elective hours. NOTE: Students must also complete GAC 011: Fundamentals of Data Management.
GAC 010: Mathematics II: Probability, Statistics, & Finance 3 s.h.—May be applied to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences General Education Program: quantitative & formal reasoning hours, or used as elective hours.
GAC 011: Computing II: Data Management 3 s.h.—May be applied to the College of Business Core Requirements: Business Computing Essentials, or used as elective hours. NOTE: Students must also complete GAC 005: Introduction to the Internet & Word Processing Skills.
GAC 012: Business II: Business Studies 3 s.h.—May be used as elective hours.
GAC 014: Academic English III: Listening and Speaking Skills 3 semester hours (s.h.)—May be used as elective hours.
GAC 016: Mathematics III: Calculus & Advanced Applications 3 s.h.—May be applied to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences General Education Program: quantitative & formal reasoning hours, accepted as first-semester calculus, or used as elective hours; may be applied toward the College of Business Calculus for Business prerequisite. NOTE: a grade of C or higher is required.
GAC 017: Computing III: Digital Communication 3 semester hours (s.h.)—May be used as elective hours.
GAC 022: Business III: International Business 3 semester hours (s.h.)—May be used as elective hours.
GAC 023: Science 3 s.h.—May be applied to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and College of Business General Education Program: natural sciences (nonlab) hours, or used as elective hours.
GAC 027: Social Science II: Identity & Interaction in Society 3 s.h.—May be applied to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and College of Business General Education Program: social science, or used as elective hours. May be applied to the College of Engineering General Education Program: social science.
GAC 028: Social Science III: Research Skills & Global Issues 3 s.h.—May be applied to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and College of Business General Education Program: International and Global Issues, or used as elective hours. May be applied to the College of Engineering General Education Program: social science.

Application Requirements & Deadlines:
Overall high school grade point average of 3.00 or GAC grade point average of 2.60 after Level 3 for admission; submit results of the ACT; present an acceptable score on the TOEFL of 80, with no subscore lower than 17, OR an IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no subscore lower than 6.0, OR a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 53 with no sub-scores lower than 47, OR present an English subscore of 21 on the ACT. Credit will be awarded for GAC courses if a cumulative 2.60 grade point average or above is earned. The application deadline is March 1 for fall admission and October 1 for spring. Questions: Contact the Office of Admissions at 319-335-1549.