Speed up your academic success

The Global Achievement Academy 2 is designed to give you a fast start at the University of Central Florida. The GAA2 is a balanced first-year program for international students with good English-language skills. It pairs immersive classes taught in English with just the right amount of support.

As a student in the GAA2, you’ll get:

  • The right amount of support for your academic and English-speaking needs.
  • Earns students a minimum of 23 credits in their program.
  • Access to courses exclusively for international students.
  • English-language help with words you need to know for your classes.
  • A mix of classes with international and U.S. students.

Program details

First Year
Program Length
Program
Curriculum
Credits Earned
Toward Degree
Progression
Requirements
Progression
Into
2 semesters/
9 months
Structured – some
courses include
domestic students
Full year’s worth of academic credits2.5 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 2, you should meet the following qualifications:

Minimum GPAMinimum TOEFL®Minimum IELTS™Minimum Pearson Versant™Minimum Password
Only one of the scores below required
2.568
No subscore below 14
5.5
No subscore below 5.0
50
No subscore below 42
5.5
No subscore below 5.0

Don’t meet these requirements? The Global Achievement Academy 3 might be a better fit for you.

Sample coursework

Semester 1Semester 2
  • College Strategies for Success
  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • Oral Communications
  • A class in your area of study (recommended by your advisor)
  • 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
  • English Composition I
  • A class in your area of study (recommended by your advisor)
  • A social foundation class (recommended by your advisor)
  • A cultural foundation class (recommended by your advisor)
  • 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

Total credits: Full year’s worth of academic credits

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.