American Collegiate Live
Begin your degree studies at home—or at a local study center—with our Live technology. Learn from US professors and earn course credits recognized at universities throughout the United States.

American Collegiate Live is…

CUSTOMIZED
Designed specifically for international students like you—so you can learn directly from US faculty and start earning your US degree. We bring your university to you.

FLEXIBLE
Get a head start on your academic program. Whether you want to start preparing for your studies ahead of time or have challenges traveling abroad, you can start working toward your overseas degree now.

RIGOROUS
Study English, reading, writing, mathematics, and more with engaging US professors.

SUPPORTIVE
Access bilingual support services for academic coursework—and more—with a local support team who attend every lecture in person with you.

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For Universities

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How it Works
  • Start your US university education journey with American Collegiate Live. Courses are taught by faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a top-200 US university.

    If you have already applied to or been accepted into the universities listed in the Credit Articulations table below, you can confidently begin your university program at home through American Collegiate Live and know that you will earn recognized credits toward your university program*.

    You can take courses to satisfy first-year requirements in:

    • English reading and writing
    • Mathematics 
    • Humanities, sciences, and more

*Entry requirements and credits earned may vary based on destination university acceptance criteria and American Collegiate Live program track.


Program Details

Students who have received their acceptance for dual admission–into their University program and AC Live–will be placed in the appropriate Track based on their English language proficiency and destination university practices.

Students who are applying to American Collegiate Live and have not received an acceptance for dual admission are required to have a 2.5 minimum GPA for entry into AC Live Track 1, 2 and 3. There is no minimum GPA for entry into Track 4.

  English Language Requirements Credits Earned Per Semester*
TRACK 1 IELTS 6.0 + 9-15
TRACK 2 IELTS 5.5 + 4-14
TRACK 3 IELTS 5.0 + 3-8
TRACK 4 IELTS 3.5+ N/A
*Entry requirements and credits transferred will vary by program track, start date, and courses selected.

Sample Summer Weekly Curriculum

The schedule below follows China Standard Time zone.

Track 1 | 9-15 academic credits earned per semester
China Standard Time Monday
19:00 – 20:00 (1 HR) English Either English 101 or ESL 100 D-E (3-4 credits)
20:00 – 20:30 (0.5 HR) No class
20:30 – 21:30 (1 HR) No class
Tuesday
19:00 – 20:00 (1 HR) Management 101 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
20:00 – 20:30 (0.5 HR) Break
20:30 – 21:30 (1 HR) Math Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 or 4 credits)
Wednesday
19:00 – 20:00 (1 HR) English Either English 101 or ESL 100 D-E (3-4 credits)
20:00 – 20:30 (0.5 HR) No class
20:30 – 21:30 (1 HR) No class
Thursday
19:00 – 20:00 (1 HR) Management 101 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
20:00 – 20:30 (0.5 HR) Break
20:30 – 21:30 (1 HR) Math Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 or 4 credits)
Friday
19:00 – 20:00 (1 hour) No class
20:00 – 20:30 (0.5 hour)
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour)
China Standard Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
19:00 – 20:00 (1 hour) English Either English 101 or ESL 100 D-E (3-4 credits) Management 101 Introduction to Business (3 credits) English Either English 101 or ESL 100 D-E (3-4 credits) Management 101 Introduction to Business (3 credits) No class
20:00 – 20:30 (0.5 hour) No class Break No class Break
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour) No class Math Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 or 4 credits) No class Math Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 or 4 credits)
Track 2 | 4-14 academic credits earned per semester
China Standard Time Monday
19:00 – 20:00 (1 hour) EAP II English for Academic Purposes II
20:00 – 20:30 (0.5 hour)
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour)
Tuesday
19:00 – 20:00 (1 hour) University Success Skills Live, Learn, Grow (1 credit)
20:00 – 20:30 (0.5 hour) Break
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour) Math Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 or 4 credits)
Wednesday
19:00 – 20:00 (1 hour) EAP II English for Academic Purposes II
20:00 – 20:30 (0.5 hour)
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour)
Thursday
19:00 – 20:00 (1 hour) EAP II English for Academic Purposes II
20:00 – 20:30 (0.5 hour) No class
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour) Math Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 or 4 credits)
Friday
19:00 – 20:00 (1 hour) EAP II English for Academic Purposes II
20:00 – 20:30 (0.5 hour)
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour)
China Standard Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
19:00 – 20:00 (1 hour) EAP II English for Academic Purposes II University Success Skills Live, Learn, Grow (1 credit) EAP II English for Academic Purposes II EAP II English for Academic Purposes II EAP II II English for Academic Purposes II
20:00 – 20:30 (0.5 hour) Break No class
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour) Math Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 or 4 credits) Math Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 or 4 credits)
Track 3 | 3-8 academic credits earned per semester
China Standard Time Monday
19:00 – 20:30 (1.5 hour) EAP 1 English for Academic Purposes
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour)
Tuesday
19:00 – 20:30 (1.5 hour) EAP 1 English for Academic Purposes
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour) Math Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 or 4 credits)
Wednesday
19:00 – 20:30 (1.5 hour) EAP 1 English for Academic Purposes
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour)
Thursday
19:00 – 20:30 (1.5 hour) EAP 1 English for Academic Purposes
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour) Math Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 or 4 credits)
Friday
19:00 – 20:30 (1.5 hour) EAP 1 English for Academic Purposes
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour)
China Standard Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
19:00 – 20:30 (1.5 hour) EAP 1 English for Academic Purposes EAP 1 English for Academic Purposes EAP 1 English for Academic Purposes EAP 1 English for Academic Purposes EAP 1 English for Academic Purposes
20:30 – 21:30 (1 hour) Math Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 or 4 credits) Math Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus (3 or 4 credits)
Track 4 | No academic credits earned
China Standard Time Monday
19:00 – 20:10 (1.17 hour) Academic English Large Group
5 MINS BREAK Break
20:15 – 20:45 (0.5 hour) Academic English Breakout Session
15 MINS BREAK Break
21:15 – 22:25 (1.17 hour) Academic English Large Group
5 MINS BREAK Break
22:30 – 23:00 (0.5 hour) Academic English Breakout Session
Tuesday
19:00 – 20:10 (1.17 hour) Academic English Large Group
5 MINS BREAK Break
20:15 – 20:45 (0.5 hour) Academic English Breakout Session
15 MINS BREAK Break
21:15 – 22:25 (1.17 hour) Academic English Large Group
5 MINS BREAK Break
22:30 – 23:00 (0.5 hour) Academic English Breakout Session
Wednesday
19:00 – 20:10 (1.17 hour) Academic English Large Group
5 MINS BREAK Break
20:15 – 20:45 (0.5 hour) Academic English Breakout Session
15 MINS BREAK Break
21:15 – 22:25 (1.17 hour) Academic English Large Group
5 MINS BREAK Break
22:30 – 23:00 (0.5 hour) Academic English Breakout Session
Thursday
19:00 – 20:10 (1.17 hour) Academic English Large Group
5 MINS BREAK Break
20:15 – 20:45 (0.5 hour) Academic English Breakout Session
15 MINS BREAK Break
21:15 – 22:25 (1.17 hour) Academic English Large Group
5 MINS BREAK Break
22:30 – 23:00 (0.5 hour) Academic English Breakout Session
Friday
19:00 – 20:10 (1.17 hour) Academic English Large Group
5 MINS BREAK Break
20:15 – 20:45 (0.5 hour) Academic English Breakout Session
15 MINS BREAK Break
21:15 – 22:25 (1.17 hour) Academic English Large Group
5 MINS BREAK Break
22:30 – 23:00 (0.5 hour) Academic English Breakout Session
China Standard Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
19:00 – 20:10 (1.17 hour) Academic English Large Group Academic English Large Group Academic English Large Group Academic English Large Group Academic English Large Group
5 MINS BREAK Break Break Break Break Break
20:15 – 20:45 (0.5 hour) Academic English Breakout Session Academic English Breakout Session Academic English Breakout Session Academic English Breakout Session Academic English Breakout Session
15 MINS BREAK Break Break Break Break Break
19:00 – 20:10 (1.17 hour) Academic English Large Group Academic English Large Group Academic English Large Group Academic English Large Group Academic English Large Group
5 MINS BREAK Break Break Break Break Break
22:30 – 23:00 (0.5 hour) Academic English Breakout Session Academic English Breakout Session Academic English Breakout Session Academic English Breakout Session Academic English Breakout Session

Transferable Credits

Please note that the number of credits that fully transfer into your destination university will vary based on university, track, and English language proficiency. Please reach out to your AC Live enrollment counselor for more information.

All credits earned in AC Live are articulated to:

  • Adelphi University
  • Auburn University
  • Florida International University
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Dayton

  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of South Carolina

Credit Bearing Courses Credits Earned* (on average)
Academic Reading and Writing 4
Calculus 1 4
College Algebra 3
Composition I – ENGL 101 3
Fundamentals of Physics I 3
Introduction to Business 3
Poets, Warriors and Sages:
The Greeks
3
Precalculus 3
Principles of Microeconomics 3
The Nature of Environmental Problems 3
Credit Bearing Courses Credits Earned* (on average)
Academic Reading and Writing 4
Calculus 1 4
College Algebra 3
Composition I – ENGL 101 3
Fundamentals of Physics I 3
Introduction to Business 3
Poets, Warriors and Sages:
The Greeks
3
Precalculus 3
Principles of Microeconomics 3
The Nature of Environmental Problems 3

Costs

  Summer 2020 Semester* Fall 2020 Semester*
TRACK 1 $12,000 $14,000
TRACK 2 $10,000 $12,000
TRACK 3 $8,000 $10,000
TRACK 4 $5,000 $5,000
*$2,000 deposit is required to secure a spot in the Summer or Fall 2020 cohort. Deposit is waived if you have already paid a deposit to a Shorelight partner university.

Important Dates

  Summer 2020 Fall 2020
Application Deadline April 28, 2020 August 11, 2020
Enrollment Deadline May 5, 2020 August 18, 2020
Payment Due May 12, 2020 August 25, 2020
Program Start Date May 26, 2020 September 8, 2020
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