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International Access Program

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Although you have met the English proficiency criteria, your grades have not met our GPA requirements. However, we saw potential in your academic history and believe you can be successful at Pace.

  • IAP is a supplemental advising support program to ensure that our students succeed academically during their first year at Pace University. Students selected for this program will have mandatory weekly meetings with their academic advisor to check in about academic progress for their first two semesters.

  • To graduate the program you will need to have a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 at the conclusion of your first year. This is not a conditional program. Students participating in IAP have been admitted to their chosen major program.

  • This program will take place for the duration of your first year and includes both the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • The program is currently only offered on the New York campus.

  • This program focuses on educational access and helps our students move forward in their university careers with an extra bit of advising to ensure student success and a strong academic transition to college level work.

  • There is no additional cost for IAP.

  • Your degree program will be reflected on your I-20.

  • For more information about the International Access Program (IAP) please contact the Director of International Academic Support Programs, Mackenzie Lirakis, at