For the deepest Global UCF experience.

The Global Achievement Academy 3 is the most immersive way to study internationally at UCF. It’s more than completing the first year of your undergraduate degree. You also benefit from the most comprehensive academic and language support, plus a deep understanding of the UCF campus, the city of Orlando and the United States as a whole.

As a student in the Global Achievement Academy 3, you’ll get:

  • A customized curriculum that focuses on academics, culture and language.
  • Exclusive access to courses focusing on life in Central Florida and in the U.S.
  • Earns students a minimum of 37 credits in their program.
  • Extensive English-language tutoring, academic advising and student support.
  • Personalized English-language support specific to the courses you study.

Program details

First Year
Program Length
Program
Curriculum
Credits Earned
Toward Degree
Progression
Requirements
Progression
Into
3 semesters (12 months) Structured – some courses
include domestic students
Full year’s worth of academic credits 2.5 GPA and TOEFL®/IELTS™
and/or SAT/ACT
(no minimum score
required), if not taken
prior to Global UCF
admission
Year 2 of degree

Entry requirements

To apply for Global UCF’s Global Achievement Academy 3 program, you should meet the following qualifications:

Minimum GPA Minimum TOEFL® Minimum IELTS™ Minimum Pearson Versant™ Minimum Password
Only one of the scores below required
2.5 60
No subscore below 12
5.0
No subscore below 4.5
45
No subscore below 37
5.0
No subscore below 4.5

In need of additional English courses to meet the requirements for the GAA 3? Consider enrolling for the GAA Prep Pre-Sessional English program.

Sample coursework

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
  • College Strategies for Success: Study Skills
  • Foundation of American University Life
  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • Florida People and Places
  • One of the following classes, depending on your area of study and math placement test scores:
    • Explorations of Math
    • Intermediate Algebra
    • College Algebra
    • Pre-Calculus
    • Trigonometry
    • Calculus I
  • College Strategies for Success: Career Development
  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Oral Communications
  • One of the following classes, depending on your area of study and placement test scores:
    • American National Government
    • Chemistry Ia
    • Chemistry I
  • One of the following classes, depending on your area of study and math placement test scores:
    • Basic Statistics
    • Computer Fundamentals for Business
    • College Algebra
    • Pre-Calculus
    • Trigonometry
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
  • College Strategies for Success: Academic Planning
  • Intermediate Foundations of Leadership
  • English Composition I
  • A class in your area of study (recommended by your advisor)
  • One of the following classes, depending on your area of study and placement test scores:
    • Cultural foundation class
    • Chemistry Ib
    • Chemistry I
    • Chemistry II
  • One of the following classes, depending on your area of study and placement test scores:
    • Human Species
    • Pre-Calculus
    • Trigonometry
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Physics for Engineers and Scientists

In need of additional English language courses?

Some international students may need additional English language courses before meeting the requirements for the Global Achievement Academy 3. That’s why we offer the GAA Prep Pre-Sessional English program.

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You’re ready for the challenge.

And we’ll help. With Global UCF, we make the application process simpler so you can focus on becoming the best international student you can be.