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International College Access Program

  • The Gannon University College Access Program (GU-CAP) provides a unique opportunity for selected students in high school to experience campus life, earn college credit, and attain admission into degree programs – all before earning their high-school diploma.

    How it Works

    In those countries where students take exams that lead to secondary-school completion, tests are usually administered in the fall (October or November) with results conveyed in March or April of the following year; examples include variations on the Ordinary Level and Advanced Level (O and A Level) examinations. While waiting for test results, students can spend the spring semester in the United States taking college-level courses and earning credits toward a US-based, university degree.

    Features and Benefits

    • Take College-level Courses – Experience classes on a university campus alongside college-level students.
    • Earn College-level Credits – Earn credits toward a degree when you get accepted for a degree after your graduation from high school.
    • Go-anywhere Credits – Benefit from credits that will transfer to other US-based universities as long as you attain good grades.
    • Experience Campus Life – Experience life on a university campus: varied activities, support systems, co-curricular opportunities, and residence-hall experience.
    • Dedicated support – Benefit from ongoing support from our International Student Office, academic departments, and Student Life Division.
    • Automatic Admission to Gannon – Benefit from direct entry into any one of our degree programs with automatic admission based on your ability to succeed in GU-CAP. (Certain programs may require a full consideration of your secondary-school transcript.)
    • Visa and Immigration Support – Benefit from support in processes that will help you attain your F-1 visa for both the GU-CAP and continuation of your degree at Gannon.
    • International Award – Benefit from a special international award – up to $6,000 USD – continued eligibility should you decide to continue with your degree at Gannon.
    • Experience the American Culture – Benefit from a full immersion in the American culture and an English language medium for living and learning.

    Requirements for Participation

    • High school student prepared to take any exam that will allow for secondary-school completion
    • Preliminary exam results with a GPA of 3.0 or equivalent per exam scores
    • TOEFL iBT of 79, IELTS score of 6.0, or an equivalent for students whose native language is not English
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Statement of purpose
    • Secondary-school permission
    • Parental permission
    • Application for participation
    • Submission of required documents by October 31st in advance of the following spring semester