Tacoma Community College has been chosen as the first two-year college to be recognized as a Pathway College for graduates of the Global Assessment Certificate program.

The designation now makes the college part of a network of more than 100 pathway colleges and universities worldwide. Pacific Lutheran Universities is also one of the 34 participant universities.

The GAC is a an internationally recognized university preparation program that provides students with the academic skills and knowledge, independent learning skills, English language proficiency and confidence to enter and successfully complete a bachelor’s degree at university. It is a product of ACT Education Solutions, Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of ACT Inc).

Approved Teaching Centers are also in more than a dozen countries, including Bahrain, Canada, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, U.S. and Vietnam.

“This new relationship will also allow TCC to attract students from new markets,” said International Programs director James Newman.