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- 83% of counselors rate our program better than traditional online learning*
How it Works
Start your US university education journey with American Collegiate Live. Courses are taught by faculty at nationally ranked US universities.
If you have already applied to or been accepted into one of the colleges or universities listed below, you can confidently begin your university program at home through American Collegiate Live and know that you will earn recognized credits toward your degree.*
You can take courses to satisfy first-year requirements in:
- English reading and writing
- Humanities, sciences, and more
*Entry requirements and credits earned may vary based on destination university acceptance criteria and American Collegiate Live program track. Seamless credit transfer offered at select universities. Connect with an Enrollment Advisor to learn more.
Cleveland State University
Florida International University
Louisiana State University
University of Dayton
University of Illinois, Chicago
University of Kansas
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of South Carolina
University of the Pacific
University of Utah
Iowa State University
Michigan State University
Ohio State University
Oregon State University
The State University of New York – Stony Brook
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado – Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
University of Texas – Arlington
About UMass Global
Study with faculty from nationally ranked UMass Global, located in Irvine, California. An affiliate of the University of Massachusetts system, UMass Global offers undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, credential, and certificate programs designed to be relevant to more than 80 career paths.
American Collegiate Live offers a variety of program tracks designed to ensure student success. Students will be placed in the appropriate track based on their English language proficiency.
For Tracks 1-3, credits earned will vary based on the student’s program track. Track 4 is a non-credit-bearing English program available to both undergraduate and graduate students.
|English Language Requirements||Credits Earned Summer||Credits Earned Fall/Spring||Program Duration|
|TRACK 1||IELTS 6.0
| TOEFL 79
| ITEP 4.0
| DET 100
|9-10||Up to 12||Full semester|
|TRACK 2||IELTS 5.5
| TOEFL 68
| ITEP 3.5
| DET 90
|3-4||Up to 7||Full semester|
|TRACK 3||IELTS 5.0
| TOEFL 60
| ITEP 3.0
| DET 80
|TRACK 4||IELTS 3.5
| TOEFL 30
| ITEP 31.5
| DET 50
|No credits earned||No credits earned||Full Semester|
Session II – An elite preparatory program
Now it is even easier to stay on track with your studies.
Starting in October or March, Session II is a nine-week intensive preparatory program that offers two options: Academic or English-only. Designed to build your English and academic skills and set you up for success, Session II is a flexible option if you want to begin your academic studies from home before continuing to earn your degree on campus. Session II offers unique courses, competitions, and seminars that will challenge and inspire you.
Students will be placed into the appropriate option based on their English language scores. Note that students must have an IELTS of 5.0 or higher to be eligible for the Session II: Academic option.
U.S. News Global Education Community Seminar: Technology, Entrepreneurship, and the Liberal Arts
Discover how a US education prepares you for success in high-tech industries with our new speaker series. Develop your global citizenship skills at our opening workshop, and attend lectures from university and industry leaders in technology, entrepreneurship, and US higher education. Learn cutting-edge approaches to teaching and research in technology and entrepreneurship, and see how studying STEM fields within the framework of a US liberal arts education will give you unparalleled advantages for your future career. Distinguished speakers include faculty from MIT, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and more.
Upon completion of the program, you will receive an official letter of completion & recommendation from the US News Global Education Chairman.
MIT faculty, founder of MIT Bootcamps
Discussion: Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship
President Emeritus of Dickinson College, President of the International University Alliance, Chief Global Engagement Officer at Shorelight
Discussion: Liberal Arts and the US Higher Education System
Harvard University Extension School faculty, Executive Director of MIT Professional Education, first President of Turner Broadcasting’s subsidiary in India
Discussion: International Communications
Sample Weekly Curriculum
The schedules below are in the Eastern Standard time zone. Students should use a time zone calculator to understand when these courses will be run in your home time zones. All students will be enrolled in English or ESL coursework based on their track and language proficiency in addition to academic coursework.
The schedules below are an example of what a student’s schedule might look like, and students should keep in mind that not all courses are offered every semester and schedules may vary based on track and destination university.
Spring and Fall
Climate Change Scholarship Project
Students in American Collegiate Live will be eligible to compete in this exciting competition, encouraging students to work together to solve big global problems. In teams, students will choose a climate change issue they are passionate about, identify root causes, create and present a plan of action to solve it.
The winning 5 teams will be awarded a scholarship and selected to attend Climate Change Week in New York City!
|Sample Credit Bearing Courses|
|ECNU 202 Principles of Microeconomics|
|ENGU 103 Writing and Rhetoric|
|MGTU 301 Principles of Management|
|ESCU 101 Introduction to Environmental Science|
|CSCU 200 Introduction to Computers and Data Processing|
|PSYU 101 Introduction to Psychology|
* The number of credits that are recognized by your destination university may vary based on university, track, and English language proficiency. Please speak with your enrollment counselor and review articulations and transfer policies for your destination university. Transfer options can be explored at transferology.com and collegetransfer.net.
Start your university studies today with American Collegiate Live.