American Collegiate Live Enrollment Contracts

AMERICAN COLLEGIATE LIVE ENROLLMENT CONTRACT
  1. By submitting your payment to participate in American Collegiate Live you are agreeing to this Enrollment Contract, which forms a legal contract between you and American Collegiate Live (“ACL” “we” or “us”).
  2. Tuition and fees payment: You must pay the balance shown on your invoice by the due date indicated on the invoice. You are responsible for paying the full invoice amount, including any banking or processing fees, to ACL. ACL has the right to amend prices due to events beyond its control.
  3. Failure to Pay. Failure to pay by your payment deadline may lead to penalties, including late fees, inability to complete your program, and a hold on your account that will prevent you from enrolling in classes. You may be dismissed from ACL for failure to pay your invoice.
  4. Refunds of Deposit: The deposit is non-refundable except in extenuating circumstances.  To be considered for a deposit refund, you must complete and submit a written request to finance@americancollegiate.com.
  5. Refunds Generally. Except for deposit refund requests (please see section 4), you must submit your refund request for all other amounts during the [semester/term] in which you are eligible for such refund. The request form can be found at https://p.widencdn.net/lxbpq6/ACL_Refund-Request. All refunds will be issued in U.S. Dollars, minus bank transfer and processing fees, according to the exchange rate in place at the time of the refund.
  6. Refunds for Cancellation of Enrollment: If you cancel your enrollment prior to your ACL program start date, you may request a full refund of fees paid, less your deposit and any other non-refundable fees. After the start of your ACL program, you may be eligible for the partial refunds listed in the table below. After the no refund dates listed below, all tuition and fees for the entire duration of your ACL program are nonrefundable.
Refund Schedule: Full Session
Intake Semester Last Day for Refund 100% Last Day for Refund 60% Last Day for Refund 40% First Day 0% Refund
Summer 2020  26 May 2020 N/A N/A 3 June 2020
Fall 2020 13 Sept 2020 28 Sept 2020 5 Oct 2020 13 Oct 2020
Spring 2021 18 Jan 2021 25 Jan 2021 31 Jan 2021 1 Feb 2021
Session II
Intake Semester Last Day for Refund 100% Last Day for Refund 60% Last Day for Refund 40% First Day 0% Refund
Fall 2020  25 October 2020 N/A N/A 26 October 2020
  1. Refunds for Certain Restrictions. It is your responsibility to ensure, prior to your program’s start date, that you have a suitable internet connection and meet the technical requirements (found here) to receive and participate in ACL lectures and other online content. If, after your start date, you become unable to receive course lectures due to regional internet restrictions, regulations that prohibit the delivery of ACL content or its modality, or for other reasons reasonably outside of your control, please contact finance@americancollegiate.com as you may be entitled to a discretionary refund.
  2. ACL Destination Tuition Refunds: You may be eligible for admission to select U.S. universities (“ACL Destination Universities”) after you complete your ACL program. In addition to ACL tuition, we may also collect tuition for your ACL Destination University program. The ACL Destination University tuition will be specified on your invoice. If you cancel your ACL Destination University enrollment at any time during your ACL program we will refund 100% of your pre-paid ACL Destination University tuition less any non-refundable fees. After you complete ACL, your cancellation of enrollment for any reason in an ACL Destination University program is subject to separate terms.
  3. ACL Visa-Denial Refund Exceptions. You acknowledge that you must obtain a valid study-eligible visa to complete your degree at an ACL Destination University in the U.S., and that ACL cannot guarantee you will receive such visa. Moreover, you may not know if you are denied a visa until after completing all or a substantial portion of your ACL program. If you are denied a visa after (i) successfully completing ACL, and (ii) meeting the entry criteria for at least one ACL Destination University, we will allow you to defer the start of your next consecutive term up to three semesters (approximately 12 months). If, during the three-semester deferral period, you are denied a U.S. visa two or more times, you may be eligible for a refund of 75% of your ACL tuition paid, subject to meeting the following conditions: (1) you submit documentation to ACL verifying at least two U.S. visa denials prior to the move-in date for your next term of study (your visa denial letter and proof of visa appointment), and (2) you achieve a GPA of [2.0] ) or higher during the online portion of your program. No refund is available if you complete your degree program online. This section is not applicable to American Collegiate Live – Honors or American Collegiate Academy students.
  4. Academic Content and Transfer. For-credit academic courses at ACL are provided by accredited US institutions of higher education (the “Academic Content Providers”). Currently, the Academic Content Provider is the University of Massachusetts Boston. The Academic Content Providers are subject to change. Qualified students who successfully complete ACL courses in good standing may be able to transfer ACL credits to an Academic Content Provider, ACL Destination Universities and other US institutions. Whether and how much transfer credit to award is in the discretion of the accepting institution.
  5. Non-U.S. Institutions. The Academic Content Providers are U.S. accredited universities. Please be aware that credits earned in your ACL courses may not be transferrable to systems of higher education outside of the U.S.
  6. Admission to ACL Destination Universities. By participating in ACL, you consent to the disclosure of your educational records, including records relating to your academic performance and behavioral conduct, and any personally identifiable information therein, by American Collegiate Live to ACL Destination Universities for the purpose of evaluating your eligibility for admission.
  7. Honors Guarantee (for American Collegiate Live – Honors students only). To be eligible for the American Collegiate Live – Honors guarantee, you must achieve all Honors Guarantee Eligibility Requirements (listed here) and be in good standing under your Academic Content Provider’s Code of Student Conduct. Eligible students who successfully complete the American Collegiate Live – Honors program but are not accepted to a top 50 ranked* university will receive a refund of their semesterly  Honors Program Cost only according to the following tiers:
    • Acceptance to a university ranked 51-100: 25% refund
    • Acceptance to a university ranked 101-150: 50% refund
    • Acceptance to a  university below 150: 100% refund
    You are not eligible for a refund unless you have met all eligibility requirements. Your refund tier will be determined according to the highest ranked university you are accepted to whether or not you attend such university; you are not eligible for any refund if you are accepted to a top 50 university but for any reason do not attend such university. *University rankings are determined solely according to the U.S. News & World Report ranking published at the time of your acceptance to a placement university.
  1. Internships and Externships. If you are accepted into professional experience option, such as CAP Premier, all internship and externship opportunities will be awarded by a third-party organization at such organization’s sole discretion.
  2. You may be suspended or dismissed from the American Collegiate Live program if you violate any rules or regulations of your Academic Content Provider. You will not be eligible for a refund if you are suspended to dismissed.
  3. Legal Compliance. We have a legal obligation to comply with U.S. laws and regulations. You represent and warrant that you are currently not on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) List of Specially Designated Nationals and Other Blocked Persons (the “OFAC List”) nor on any similar restricted party listings. By submitting this application, you give ACL consent to share certain information provided on your application with a third-party screening provider that we have retained solely to conduct such screenings. If you are added to any such restricted party list prior to your enrollment, then you must notify ACL immediately. The OFAC List can be found by visiting http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx.
  4. Photography, Filming and Sound Recording. ACL or its representatives, affiliates, successors and related companies may arrange to photograph or shoot video footage of students for purposes of advertising, public relations, and/or promotion in any medium throughout the world, including on social media sites and on the internet. If you do not wish to participate you must advise us in writing and state at the time of the photography or video shooting the wish not to participate. By accepting this Enrollment Contract, you are indicating your consent to use these photographs or video footage without further consent or notifications unless you follow the above opt-out requirements.
  5. Force Majeure. Neither American Collegiate Live nor any Academic Content Provider or ACL Destination University will be liable in cases where such party is unable to fulfill any services because of fire, natural disaster, disease or pandemic (including COVID-19), national emergency, act of government, acts of war or terrorism, failure of suppliers or subcontractors, labor disputes or any other reasons which are beyond its control.
  6. The liability of Shorelight, LLC, d/b/a American Collegiate Live, and its group companies, directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents and partners with respect to losses arising from negligence (except where such liability cannot be excluded as a matter of law), breach of contract or otherwise will be limited in all circumstances to the full amount paid to American Collegiate Live or the relevant group company by the relevant student. Such companies and persons will in no circumstances have any liability for indirect or consequential losses or damages. Any dispute, claim or other matter arising will be subject to the jurisdiction and laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to the choice of law rules. Any legal suit, action or proceeding seeking to enforce any provision of, or based on any right or issues arising out of or related to this Enrollment Contract, shall be brought exclusively in the Massachusetts state courts located in Suffolk County. By signing these terms and conditions, the student consents to and accepts the jurisdictions of such courts for the purpose of any such action or proceeding and agree to waive any objection to venue being laid there in.
AMERICAN COLLEGIATE LIVE — ENGLISH TRACK
  1. By submitting your payment to participate in American Collegiate Live you are agreeing to this Enrollment Contract, which forms a legal contract between you and American Collegiate Live (“ACL” “we” or “us”).
  2. Tuition and fees payment: You must pay the balance shown on your invoice by the indicated due date. You are responsible for paying the full invoice amount, including any banking or processing fees, to ACL. ACL has the right to amend prices due to events beyond its control.
  3. Failure to Pay. Failure to pay by your payment deadline may lead to penalties, including late fees, inability to complete your program, and a hold on your account that will prevent you from enrolling in classes. You may be dismissed from ACL for failure to pay your invoice.
  4. Refunds of Deposit: The deposit is non-refundable except in extenuating circumstances. To be considered for a deposit refund, you must complete and submit a written request to live.finance@americancollegiate.com.
  5. Refunds Generally. We will only make refunds in U.S. Dollars, minus bank transfer and processing fees, to the bank account from which payment was originally made. To request a refund, please fill out this form. Refunds will be processed according to the exchange rate in place at the time of the refund.
  6. Refunds for Cancellation of Enrollment: If you cancel your enrollment prior to your ACL program start date, you may request a full refund of fees paid, less your deposit and any other non-refundable fees. Housing fees are nonrefundable for residential students after the housing no-refund date listed below. After the start of your ACL program, you may be eligible for the partial tuition refunds listed in the table below. After the no refund dates listed below, all tuition and fees for the entire duration of your ACL program are nonrefundable.

Refund Schedule: Full Session

Intake Semester Last Day for Refund 100% Last Day for Refund 60% Last Day for Refund 40% First Day 0% Refund
Fall 2020 13 Sept 2020 28 Sept 2020 5 Oct 2020 13 Oct 2020
Spring 2021 26 Jan 2021 17 Feb 2021 24 Feb 2021 3 March 2021

 

Refund Schedule: Session II

Intake Semester Last Day for Refund 100% Last Day for Refund 60% Last Day for Refund 40% First Day 0% Refund
Fall 2020 25 Oct 2020 n/a n/a 26 Oct 2020

Residential Students: Housing No-Refund Date: October 19, 2020

  1. ACL Destination Tuition Refunds: You may be eligible for admission to select U.S. universities (“ACL Destination Universities”) after you complete your ACL program. In addition to ACL tuition, we may also collect tuition for your ACL Destination University program. The ACL Destination University tuition will be specified on your invoice. If you cancel your ACL Destination University enrollment at any time during your ACL program we will refund 100% of your pre-paid ACL Destination University tuition less any non-refundable fees. After you complete ACL, your cancellation of enrollment for any reason in an ACL Destination University program is subject to separate terms.
  2. English Track Content. ACL English courses are non-credit-bearing English language courses; you will not earn credit nor receive transfer credit for any ACL English courses, including at an ACL Destination University.
  3. Admission to ACL Destination Universities. By participating in ACL, you consent to the disclosure of your educational records, including records relating to your academic performance and behavioral conduct, and any personally identifiable information therein, by American Collegiate Live to ACL Destination Universities for the purpose of evaluating your eligibility for admission.
  4. Internships and Externships. If you are accepted into professional experience option, such as CAP Premier, all internship and externship opportunities will be awarded by a third-party organization at such organization’s sole discretion.
  5. Residential Students. ACL offers on-campus residences at Shenzhen University for ACL students located in China who have opted in. The no-refund date for housing fees is listed in section 6 above. Shenzhen University does not provide course content, instruction or academic support to ACL student and does not provide transcripts to ACL students.
  6. Code of Conduct. You may be suspended or dismissed from the American Collegiate Live program if you violate any ACL rules or regulations. Residential students may be dismissed from ACL and/or housing for violating Shenzhen University’s campus rules and regulations, including any rules, requirements or standards related to the prevention or remediation of the spread of COVID-19. You will not be eligible for a refund if you are suspended to dismissed for any reason.
  7. Legal Compliance. We have a legal obligation to comply with U.S. laws and regulations. You represent and warrant that you are currently not on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) List of Specially Designated Nationals and Other Blocked Persons (the “OFAC List”) nor on any similar restricted party listings. By submitting this application, you give ACL consent to share certain information provided on your application with a third-party screening provider that we have retained solely to conduct such screenings. If you are added to any such restricted party list prior to your enrollment, then you must notify ACL immediately. The OFAC List can be found by visiting http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/default.aspx.
  8. Photography, Filming and Sound Recording. ACL or its representatives, affiliates, successors and related companies may arrange to photograph or shoot video footage of students for purposes of advertising, public relations, and/or promotion in any medium throughout the world, including on social media sites and on the internet. If you do not wish to participate you must advise us in writing and state at the time of the photography or video shooting the wish not to participate. By accepting this Enrollment Contract, you are indicating your consent to use these photographs or video footage without further consent or notifications unless you follow the above opt-out requirements.
  9. Force Majeure. Neither American Collegiate Live nor any Academic Content Provider or ACL Destination University will be liable in cases where such party is unable to fulfill any services because of fire, natural disaster, disease or pandemic (including COVID-19), national emergency, act of government, acts of war or terrorism, failure of suppliers or subcontractors, labor disputes or any other reasons which are beyond its control.
  10. Liability. The liability of Shorelight, LLC, d/b/a American Collegiate Live, and its group companies, directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents and partners with respect to losses arising from negligence (except where such liability cannot be excluded as a matter of law), breach of contract or otherwise will be limited in all circumstances to the full amount paid to American Collegiate Live or the relevant group company by the relevant student. Such companies and persons will in no circumstances have any liability for indirect or consequential losses or damages. Any dispute, claim or other matter arising will be subject to the jurisdiction and laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to the choice of law rules. Any legal suit, action or proceeding seeking to enforce any provision of, or based on any right or issues arising out of or related to this Enrollment Contract, shall be brought exclusively in the Massachusetts state courts located in Suffolk County. By signing these terms and conditions, the student consents to and accepts the jurisdictions of such courts for the purpose of any such action or proceeding and agree to waive any objection to venue being laid therein.