Undergraduate Global Path to Success (GPS)

When students enroll in the Undergraduate Global Path to Success (U-GPS), they are able to begin working on their degree requirements while improving their English proficiency. There are two routes into the U-GPS program: 

  • Enroll in Academic English (Pre-Global Path to Success) classes at the ELC and meet the exit requirements of the program. 
  • Apply directly to the U-GPS program.

Your current level of English proficiency will determine the path that you will take. See the admissions requirements below for more information. 

 

▼   Admissions Requirements

If you completed secondary school with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, you can enroll in the U-GPS program to meet the University of South Alabama's English proficiency requirements while taking select University classes.

There are two routes to U-GPS. You can apply directly to the U-GPS program if you meet the following requirements:

GPS I GPS II
  • TOEFL 61 or better (subscores below 20)
  • IELTS 5.5 or better (subscores below 5.5)
  • ITEP 3.6 or better (subscores below 3.6)
  • PTE 44 or better (subscores below 44)

 

  • TOEFL 50-60 (subscores 15 or better) 
  • IELTS 5.0 (subscores 5.0 or better)
  • ITEP 3.4-3.5 (subscores 3.4 or better)
  • PTE 40-43 (subscores 40 or better)
  • Duolingo 85 or 90

 

OR

You can complete our Academic English/Pre-GPS program. Click HERE for more information

▼   U-GPS Program Apply

If you meet the English proficiency requirements of the U-GPS program, you can click HERE to apply. 

If you do not meet the English proficiency requirements, you can enroll in our Academic English/Pre-GPS program. Click HERE for more information.

▼   Classes

 As a U-GPS student, you will be eligible to take one or more University classes while continuing to develop your English proficiency. Student's are placed in GPS I or II based on their English proficiency test scores. 

GPS I GPS II

1-3 ESL classes (determined by subscores)

Math (determined by institutional placement test)

Up to 3 Gen Ed classes (i.e. Psychology, Biology, Sociology)

Advanced Reading

Advanced Composition

Advanced Oral Skills

Skills for Success

Math (determined by institutional placement test)

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▼   Pre-GPS/Academic English Program
 If you completed secondary school with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, but you do not meet the English proficiency requirements for the Global Path to Success, you can enroll in the Academic English/Pre-GPS program. Click HERE for more information.