American Collegiate Live
Begin your 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 US and Canada.

The right choice for right now.

1. Get a head start on earning your degree or stay on track with your studies

  • Classes start every semester from any location—no delays or interruptions
  • Earn both academic and English credits

2. Experience a digital classroom that rivals being there

  • We bring the university to you—state-of-the-art interactive technology means as much direct engagement with professors as in a standard classroom
  • 83% of counselors rate our program better than traditional online learning*
  • Receive bilingual support** for academic coursework with local counselors

3. Credits you earn are recognized across the US

  • All classes taught by top faculty at nationally ranked US universities
  • Each course is broadly recognized at US and Canadian colleges and universities 

 

*Data from surveys conducted during American Collegiate demonstrations, 2020.

** Bilingual support available in Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese, with additional languages to be added soon.

For Counselors

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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 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
  • Mathematics
  • 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.


Program Details

American Collegiate Live offers a variety of program tracks designed to ensure student success.

Students who have received acceptance into both their university program and American Collegiate Live will be placed in the appropriate track based on their English-language proficiency, academic qualifications, and destination university.

Undergraduate program tracks 1–3 require a 2.5 minimum GPA for entry. Credits earned will vary based on the student’s program track and their destination university acceptance criteria.

Track 4 is a non-credit-bearing English program available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Track 4 students must also meet a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.

  English Language Requirements Credits Earned Spring/Fall Credits Earned Summer
TRACK 1 IELTS 6.0
| TOEFL 79
| ITEP 4.0
| DET 100
12 – 16 9-10
TRACK 2 IELTS 5.5
| TOEFL 68
| ITEP 3.5
| DET 90
6-7 3-4
TRACK 3 IELTS 5.0
| TOEFL 60
| ITEP 3.0
| DET 80
3 1
TRACK 4 Academic English IELTS 3.5
| TOEFL 30
| ITEP 1.5
| DET 50
English Only English Only
*Entry requirements and credits earned may vary based on destination university acceptance criteria and American Collegiate Live program track.

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.

Program Spotlight

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.

Speakers

Erdin Bechimov

MIT faculty, founder of MIT Bootcamps

Discussion: Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship

Bill Durden

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

Bhasker Pant

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 Daily 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 English language and math placement tests, track, and destination university.

 

Track 1

Summer Semester | 10 – 12 academic credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

Fall Semester (optional) | 15 – 17 academic credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

Track 2

Summer Semester | 7-8 academic credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

9.30

Fall Semester (optional) | 13-14 academic credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

9.30

Track 3

Summer Semester | 3-4 academic credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

9.30

Fall Semester (optional) | 13-14 academic credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

9.30

Track 4—Also open to graduate students

Semester 1

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

9.30

10.00

10.30

11.00

Spring and Fall

Track 1

Spring and Fall Semester | 12 – 16 academic credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

Track 2

Spring and Fall Semester | 7 academic credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

9.30

Track 3

Spring and Fall Semester | 3-4 academic credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

9.30

Track 4—also open to graduate students

Semester 1

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

9.30

10.00

10.30

11.00

Summer

Track 1

9-10 credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.15

8.30

8.45

9.00

9.15

9.30

9.45

10.00

10.15

10.30

Track 2

3-4 credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.15

8.30

8.45

9.00

9.15

9.30

9.45

10.00

10.15

10.30

Track 3

1 credit

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.15

8.30

9.00

9.30

10.00

10.30

Track 4

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

9.30

10.00

10.30

11.00

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!

LEARN MORE

Recognized Credits

All credits earned within the American Collegiate Live program are taught and transcripted by nationally ranked and regionally accredited universities with wide credit recognition at colleges and universities throughout the United States, Canada, and beyond.

The following are examples of colleges and universities that have evaluated credits earned in American Collegiate Live for transfer and have existing course equivalencies for the curriculum. Please note that the number of credits that are recognized by your destination university may vary based on university, track and English language proficiency.

Universities in bold have confirmed full recognition and transfer of credit-bearing courses in the American Collegiate curriculum.

Adelphi University

American University

Auburn University

Boston University

Cleveland State University

DePaul University

Florida International University

Gonzaga University

Iowa State University

Louisiana State University

Marquette University

Miami 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 Dayton

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

University of Illinois, Chicago

University of Iowa

University of Kansas

University of Massachusetts, Boston

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

University of Mississippi

University of South Carolina

University of Texas – Arlington

University of the Pacific

University of Utah

…and more

 

Sample Credit Bearing Courses Credits Earned* (on average)
College Algebra 3
Composition I 3
Global Citizenship 1
Introduction to Business 3
The Nature of Environmental Problems 3

 

* 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.

Important Dates

  Summer 2021 Fall 2021
Application Deadline April 28, 2021 August 3, 2021
Payment Due May 10, 2021 August 16, 2021
Program Start Date May 25, 2021 August 31, 2021
PROGRAM END DATE August 7, 2021 December 22, 2021

Tuition*

  Summer 2021 Fall 2021
Track 1 $10,000 $14,000
Track 2 $6,000 $12,000
Track 3 $5,000 $10,000
Track 4 Academic English $5,000 $5,000
*Standard pricing does not apply to special group programs
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Start your university studies today with American Collegiate Live.

 

 

90% of counselors give American Collegiate a favorable rating. See why—start your university studies today!** 
**According to a June 2020 survey of American Collegiate Live demo attendees.