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Global Pathways

The Pace Global Pathways Program is an excellent opportunity for international students to attend Pace but who do not yet meet the English language proficiency requirements for direct admission to one of our graduate degree programs.

Students who enter the program receive college-level English-language instruction with specialized academic coursework in your field of study – all taught by Pace University professors.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will progress into a Master’s degree program in Business, Arts and Sciences, or Computer Science and Information Systems with up to 17 credits towards your degree!

The Pace Global Pathways Program consists of 1 – 3 semesters (the equivalent of a 4, 8, or 12-month course) depending upon your English-language proficiency entrance score.

Learn More about the Global Pathways Program

Requirements To Apply As A Graduate Student At Pace University

  • Application & fee
  • Letters of recommendation (2)
  • Written essay/personal statement
  • Official transcripts
  • Official SAT scores and English-Language proficiency scores

Please note - The Pace Global Pathways Program test score requirements for each are:

  • 3 Terms

    TOEFL® iBT: 65-71
    IELTS: 6.0 (no skills below 5.5)
    Pearson PTE: 45-48
    KITE: 436-449
    Duolingo: 95-100
    TOEFL Essentials: 95-100

    2 Terms

    TOEFL® iBT: 72-78
    IELTS: 6.0 (no skills below 6.0)
    Pearson PTE: 49-52
    KITE: 450-458
    Duolingo: 105
    TOEFL Essentials: 8.0

    1 Term

    TOEFL® iBT: 79-87
    IELTS: 6.5 (no skills below 6.5)
    Pearson PTE: 53-59
    KITE: 459-482
    Duolingo: 110
    TOEFL Essentials: 8.5-9.0

    Direct Entry

    TOEFL® iBT: 88+
    IELTS: 7.0+
    Pearson PTE: 60+
    KITE: 483+
    Duolingo: 115+
    TOEFL Essentials: 9.5+

  • 3 Terms

    TOEFL® iBT: 70-74
    IELTS: 6.0 (no skills below 5.5)
    Pearson PTE: 47-49
    KITE: 446-454
    Duolingo: 105-110
    TOEFL Essentials: 7.5

    2 Terms

    TOEFL® iBT: 75-79
    IELTS: 6.0 (no skills below 6.0)
    Pearson PTE: 50-52
    KITE: 455-461
    Duolingo: 115
    TOEFL Essentials: 8.0

    1 Term

    TOEFL® iBT: 80-89
    IELTS: 6.5 (no skills below 6.5)
    Pearson PTE: 53-60
    KITE: 462-486
    Duolingo: 120
    TOEFL Essentials: 8.5-9.0

    Direct Entry

    TOEFL® iBT: 90+
    IELTS: 7.0+
    Pearson PTE: 61+
    KITE: 487+
    Duolingo: 125+
    TOEFL Essentials: 9.5+

  • 3 Terms

    TOEFL® iBT: 55-61
    IELTS: 5.5 (no skills below 5.0)
    Pearson PTE: 42-44
    KITE: 416-429
    Duolingo: 95-100
    TOEFL Essentials: 6.5

    2 Terms

    TOEFL® iBT: 62-68
    IELTS: 5.5 (no skills below 5.5)
    Pearson PTE: 45-47
    KITE: 430-443
    Duolingo: 105
    TOEFL Essentials: 7.0

    1 Term

    TOEFL® iBT: 69-77
    IELTS: 6.0 (no skills below 6.0)
    Pearson PTE: 48-51
    KITE: 444-457
    Duolingo: 110
    TOEFL Essentials: 7.5-8.0

    Direct Entry

    TOEFL® iBT: 78+
    IELTS: 6.5+
    Pearson PTE: 52+
    KITE: 458+
    Duolingo: 115+
    TOEFL Essentials: 8.5+

Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked questions will assist in providing you a better understanding of the Pace Global Pathways Program.

  • Some international students may not meet the English language entry requirements to enroll directly onto their chosen undergraduate or graduate degree program at Pace. With the Pace Global Pathways Program you will benefit from high-quality English language tuition and academic coursework that prepares you for the demands of studying at the University. You will be guaranteed a place on your chosen bachelor’s or master’s degree at Pace when you successfully complete the Pace Global Pathways Program.

  • Pace Global Pathways Program classes are taught at the New York City campus in lower Manhattan, where you will have access to many of the resources and facilities available to current mainstream degree students. After you have progressed to your degree, you will have the choice of studying at our New York City campus or the Westchester campus in Pleasantville. You will spend your time learning English with other international students and studying academic credit modules.

  • The Pace Global Pathways Program offers you a chance to receive a conditional acceptance to a top university in the U.S., starting you on the path to your university career. The program enhances and enriches your English ability, prepare you academically and connect you to student life on campus. We provide you with resources, tools, and guidance that will help you succeed and get the most out of your Pace University experience.

    Upon successful completion of the Pace Global Pathways Program, you will enter your degree program at Pace University. There is no re-application to the university required once you are accepted into our Pathways program.

  • Our classes usually contain between 10-20 students. We try to keep class sizes small so that you get more personalized support and attention in preparation for your degree. Professors also run open office hours when you can meet one-on-one to discuss your coursework.

  • Yes. Undergraduate students who take the Pace Global Pathways Program will earn between 7-17 academic credits that can be applied to their master’s degree at Pace.

  • All Pace Global Pathways Program students will work with a Pace University Academic Advisor who will offer advice on the courses needed to earn your degree.

  • Fall 2021 - September 8, 2021