Integrated Accelerator Program (IAP)

Do you want more than high grades? The IAP is an exclusive first-year program for international students with advanced English-language skills. It focuses on academic, cultural and professional growth so you can excel in school – and prepare for a successful future.

As an Integrated Accelerator student at University of the Pacific, you’ll receive:

  • Exclusive and rigorous academic coursework
  • Priority access to in-demand courses that fit your interests
  • Guidance from academic advisors and mentors
  • Career development and networking opportunities
  • Intensive classes with domestic students

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned
Toward Degrees
2 semesters (9 months) Flexible – almost all courses include domestic students 24+  Standard Progression Year 2 of degree

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Integrated Accelerator Program at Pacific, you should have at least the following qualifications:*
 GPA Requirement  Minimum TOEFL®  Minimum IELTS™ Minimum Pearson Versant™
Only one of the scores below required
 3.0 80 – no subscore below 16 6.5 – no subscore below 6.0 69 – no subscore below 54

Don’t meet these requirements? The Academic Accelerator Program or Extended Accelerator Program might be a better fit for you.

Applications with scores below the published minimums are not automatically denied and will still receive consideration from the college.

*Note that colleges may set higher minimums for consideration of admission to certain programs. Please refer to the college’s requirements for additional information.

Sample Coursework*

 Semester 1  Semester 2
Live, Learn, Grow
Visual and Performing Arts
Pacific Seminar 1

Learning Track Elective
Live, Learn, Grow
Topical Seminar
Global Studies or U.S. Studies
Individual/Interpersonal Behavior
Learning Track Elective
Total credits: 24+
Based on your choice of major, your Learning Track course will be in one of three areas:
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Information Sciences
  • Business, Finance and Economics


*Students will be given Pacific’s math placement test to enroll in the appropriate math course as part of their general education requirements. This test will only be offered on campus after students arrive. Students will be given only one chance to repeat the test during the first week of class if they are not satisfied with their placement.

If a student does not obtain the minimum math placement test score required for first year students, the student’s program may be extended as necessary, and the student will either have to take a remedial math course or follow a self-study plan to improve their math skills and meet the fundamental requirements. This option may result in the extension of the student’s original study plan.

Build your career before it even begins

Included in the Undergraduate Accelerator, the Career Accelerator is a two-year program focused on professional development so you can stand out when you apply for jobs. Learn valuable skills, gain real-world experience, and customize your experience to fit your goals.

You’re Ready for the Challenge

And we’ll help. We simplify the Integrated Accelerator Program application process for you. So you can focus on becoming the best international student you can be.