ACT Education Solutions, Limited (AES)
ACT Education Solutions, Limited (AES) is a fully owned subsidiary of ACT, Inc., located in Iowa City in the United States.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, with its head office in Sydney, AES has a truly global reach. AES regional offices are located in China, Indonesia and Singapore. Established in 2005, AES celebrated its 5th birthday in 2010.
AES currently concentrates its efforts on growing and supporting student and institutional participation in the Global Assessment Certificate™ (GAC) program. The GAC is a university preparation program, taught and evaluated in English, that helps students with English as a second language develop the skills they need to obtain admission to, and succeed at, colleges and universities that teach in English. Currently, the GAC is offered in conjunction with local institutions in more than 10 countries in the Asia/Pacific region, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East.
AES provides many universities and colleges with information about, and access to, students ready for admission to undergraduate studies. Successful GAC graduates are admitted into GAC Pathway Universities located in the Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Vietnam. As part of the GAC, all students take the ACT® test, which is given in English and measures their readiness for college-level coursework.
AES also offers a suite of English Language Programs (ELP) designed to equip non-English speakers with the language skills required to enter the Global Assessment Certificate program or undertake further study in English.
Founded in 1959, ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organization that provides assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development. Each year, ACT serves millions of people in high schools, colleges, professional organizations, businesses, and government agencies, nationally and internationally. Though designed to meet a wide array of needs, all ACT programs and services have one guiding purpose—helping people achieve education and workplace success.
The ACT test is recognized worldwide as the gold standard for measuring students’ readiness for college-level study in the United States and is accepted and used by many colleges and universities around the world.
ACT is enthusiastic about the growth and development of its international business and takes great pride in the value that its programs and services provide for the individuals and organizations that they reach. The Global Assessment Certificate, in particular, offers enormous potential for ACT to advance its mission:
“Helping people achieve education and workplace success.”
ACT’s international subsidiaries reflect the organization’s commitment to that mission on a global basis.