UNI Policy on the Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) Program

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) is pleased to recognize ACT Education Solutions, Limited’s Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) Program as satisfying admission requirements for UNI. 


Specifically, these admission requirements are:

  • Minimum Overall GAC Grade Point Average 2.5 GPA
  • Minimum Demonstration of English TOEFL score of 79 (iBT), or IELTS of 6.0, or ACT English score of 20

GAC graduates are eligible to apply for scholarships to the value of $2000 - $8000.


The University of Northern Iowa will provide 33 hours of credit exemptions/advanced standing into its undergraduate programs. Specifically, these are:

     GAC Course                      UNI Course                           Credit Hours Given

  • GAC005                          Computer Science Elective                         3 hours
  • GAC006                          Elective                                                      3 hours
  • GAC010                          *Required Math Course                             3 hours
  • GAC011                          Business Elective                                       3 hours
  • GAC012                          Business Elective                                       3 hours
  • GAC016                          *Calculus I                                                 3 hours
  • GAC017                          Computer Science Elective                         3 hours
  • GAC022                          Business Elective                                        3 hours
  • GAC023                          Science Elective                                          3 hours
  • GAC027                          *Required Sociology Course                       3 hours
  • GAC028                          *Required Social Science Course                3 hours


*Meets Liberal Arts Core Requirement