International Advance Course Transfer Credit at PLU

PLU grants entering International students transfer credit for Cambridge International Examinations, the Global Assessment Certificate Program, the International Baccalaureate program, and Scandinavia Upper Secondary School completion.

Cambridge International Examinations (A-level exams)

A maximum of 30 semester hours may be granted for completion of Cambridge International Examinations. Students must earn a passing grade (C or better) to earn credit. No credit will be awarded for AS-Level or O-Level exams.

Global Assessment Certificate Program (GAC)

A maximum of 30 semester hours may be granted for completion of ACT Education Solutions, Global Assessment Certificate program courses. Only certain courses are eligible for course credit based on faculty assessment. Students must earn a GAC grade point average of 2.60 (equivalent to a B-) or better. This GPA is separate from the GPA required for admission purposes.

*See below for a list of GAC transferable credits.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

A maximum of 30 semester hours may be granted for completion of the IB Diploma. A maximum of four semester hours per course may be granted for courses identified on an IB Certificate if a score of 4 or higher is awarded.

Scandinavia Upper Secondary School Completion

A maximum of 32 semester hours may be granted for completion of standard upper secondary school diploma (such as Vitnemål) in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.

GAC Transferable Credits

GAC Course Number
Course Name
Transfer Policy
GAC 001
Academic English I
Not transferable per ACE or PLU
GAC 002
Academic English I
Not transferable per ACE or PLU
GAC 003
Study Skills
Not transferable per ACE or PLU
GAC 004
Mathematics I
Not transferable per ACE or PLU
GAC 005
Computing I
3 semester hours credit (Department will decide if a specific course equivalency)
GAC 007
Academic English II
Not transferable per ACE or PLU
GAC 008
Academic English II
Not transferable per ACE or PLU
GAC 010
Mathematics II
3 semester hours credit (Department will decide if a specific course equivalency)
GAC 011
Computing II
3 semester hours credit (Department will decide if a specific course equivalency)
GAC 012
Business II
3 semester hours credit (Department will decide if a specific course equivalency)
GAC 013
Science II
Not transferable per ACE or PLU
GAC 014
Academic English III
Not transferable per PLU
GAC 015
Academic English III
Not transferable per PLU
GAC 016
Mathematics III
3 semester hours credit (Department will decide if a specific course equivalency)
GAC 017
Computing III - Digital Communication
Not transferable per PLU
GAC 019
IELTS Preparation Skills
Not transferable per ACE or PLU
GAC 022
Business III
3 semester hours credit (Department will decide if a specific course equivalency)
GAC 023
Science III
3 semester hours credit (Department will decide if a specific course equivalency)
GAC 024
Discrete Mathematics
Not transferable per ACE or PLU
GAC 025
TOEFL Preparation Skills
Not transferable per ACE or PLU
GAC 026
ACT Preparation Skills
Not transferable per ACE or PLU
GAC 027
Social Science II
3 semester hours credit (Department will decide if a specific course equivalency)
GAC 028
Social Science III
3 semester hours credit (Department will decide if a specific course equivalency)