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.

The right choice for right now.

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

  • Classes start as early as Summer 2020 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
  • 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 University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Each course is broadly recognized at US colleges and universities and supported by ACT, the national leader in standardized testing

 

* 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 the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

    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.


Program Details

Students who are applying to American Collegiate Live are required to have a 2.5 minimum GPA for entry into AC Live tracks 1, 2 and 3. Track 4 is available to both undergraduate and graduate students, and there is no minimum GPA requirement.

Students who have received acceptance into both their university program and AC Live will be placed in the appropriate track based on their English language proficiency and destination university.

 English Language RequirementsCredits Earned Summer 2020*Credits Earned Fall 2020*
TRACK 1IELTS 6.0 | TOEFL 79 | ITEP 4.0 | DET 10010 – 1215 – 17
TRACK 2IELTS 5.5 | TOEFL 68 | ITEP 3.5 | DET 907-810-11
TRACK 3IELTS 5.0 | TOEFL 60 | ITEP 3.0 | DET 803-43-4
TRACK 4 — Now open to graduate students!IELTS 3.5 | TOEFL 30 | ITEP 1.5 | DET 50English onlyEnglish only
*Entry requirements and credits earned may vary based on destination university acceptance criteria and American Collegiate Live program track. Students who enroll in AC Live summer semester and progress into a second semester in the fall may earn more credits in their second semester than the number listed in the chart above.

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.

  • Summer 2020
  • Fall 2020
Track 1
Summer Semester | 10 – 12 academic credits
Time in EDT Monday
7:00 – 8:00English
English 101 or ESL 100 D-E
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30No class
8:30 – 9:30
Time in EDT TUESDAY
7:00 – 8:00Management
101 Introduction to Business
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Time in EDT WEDNESDAY
7:00 – 8:00English
English 101 or ESL 100 D-E
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30No class
8:30 – 9:30
Time in EDTTHURSDAY
7:00 – 8:00Management
101 Introduction to Business
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Time in EDTFRIDAY
7:00 – 8:00GCC
Global Citizenship Course
8:00 – 8:15No class
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
Time in EDT MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:00 – 8:00English
English 101 or ESL 100 D-E
Management 101
Introduction to Business
English
English 101 or ESL 100 D-E
Management 101
Introduction to Business
GCC
Global Citizenship Course
8:00 – 8:15No Class
8:15 – 8:30No classBreakNo classBreak
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
  Fall Semester (optional) | 15 – 17 academic credits
Time in EDT Monday
7:00 – 8:00English 101
or Alternative Credit Bearing Course
8:00 – 8:15No class
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
Time in EDT TUESDAY
7:00 – 8:00ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Time in EDT WEDNESDAY
7:00 – 8:00English 101
or Alternative Credit Bearing Course
8:00 – 8:15No class
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
Time in EDT THURSDAY
7:00 – 8:00ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Time in EDT FRIDAY
7:00 – 8:00Classics 180
Poets, Sages and Warriors
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Classics 180
Poets, Sages and Warriors
Time in EDT SATURDAY
7:00 – 8:00ENVSTY 101
The Nature of Environmental Problems
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30ENVSTY 101
The Nature of Environmental Problems
Time in EDT MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
7:00 – 8:00English 101
or Alternative Credit Bearing Course
ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
English 101
or Alternative Credit Bearing Course
ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
Classics 180
Poets, Sages and Warriors
ENVSTY 101
The Nature of Environmental Problems
8:00 – 8:15No ClassNo Class
8:15 – 8:30BreakBreakBreakBreak
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Classics 180
Poets, Sages and Warriors
ENVSTY 101
The Nature of Environmental Problems
Track 2
Summer Semester | 7-8 academic credits
Time in EDTMonday
7:00 – 8:00English
English for Academic Purposes II
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDTTUESDAY
7:00 – 8:00Management 101
Introduction to Business
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
9:30 – 9:45
Time in EDTWEDNESDAY
7:00 – 8:00English
English for Academic Purposes II
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDTTHURSDAY
7:00 – 8:00Management 101
Introduction to Business
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
9:30 – 9:45
Time in EDTFRIDAY
7:00 – 8:00GCC
Global Citizenship Course
8:00 – 8:15Break
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30EAP II
English for Academic Purposes II
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDT MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:00 – 8:00English
English for Academic Purposes II
Management 101
Introduction to Business
English
English for Academic Purposes II
Management 101
Introduction to Business
GCC
Global Citizenship Course
8:00 – 8:15Break
8:15 – 8:30BreakBreak
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
EAP II
English for Academic Purposes II
9:30 – 9:45No ClassNo ClassNo Class
  Fall Semester (optional) | 13-14 academic credits
Time in EDT Monday
7:00 – 8:15English ESL 100DE
Academic Reading & Writing
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:45
Time in EDT TUESDAY
7:00 – 8:15ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:45Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Time in EDT WEDNESDAY
7:00 – 8:15English ESL 100DE
Academic Reading & Writing
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:45
Time in EDT THURSDAY
7:00 – 8:15ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:45Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Time in EDT FRIDAY
7:00 – 8:15Classics 180
Poets, Sages and Warriors
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:45Classics 180
Poets, Sages and Warriors
Time in EDT MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:00 – 8:15English ESL 100DE
Academic Reading & Writing
ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
English ESL 100DE
Academic Reading & Writing
ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
Classics 180
Poets, Sages and Warriors
8:15 – 8:30BreakBreakBreak
8:30 – 9:45Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Classics 180
Poets, Sages and Warriors
Track 3
Summer Semester | 3-4 academic credits
Time in EDTMonday
7:00 – 8:15English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDT TUESDAY
7:00 – 8:15English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
9:30 – 9:45
Time in EDT WEDNESDAY
7:00 – 8:15English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDT THURSDAY
7:00 – 8:15English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
9:30 – 9:45
Time in EDT FRIDAY
7:00 – 8:15English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDT MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:00 – 8:15English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
8:15 – 8:30BreakBreak
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
9:30 – 9:45No ClassNo ClassNo Class
  Fall Semester (optional) | 7-8 academic credits
Time in EDT Monday
7:00 – 8:00 English EAP II
English for Academic Purposes II
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDT TUESDAY
7:00 – 8:00 ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
9:30 – 9:45
Time in EDT WEDNESDAY
7:00 – 8:00 English EAP II
English for Academic Purposes II
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDT THURSDAY
7:00 – 8:00 ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
8:00 – 8:15
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
9:30 – 9:45
Time in EDT FRIDAY
7:00 – 8:00GCC
Global Citizenship Course
8:00 – 8:15Break
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30English EAP II
English for Academic Purposes II
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDT MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:00 – 8:00English EAP II
English for Academic Purposes II
ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
English EAP II
English for Academic Purposes II
ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
GCC
Global Citizenship Course
8:00 – 8:15Break
8:15 – 8:30BreakBreak
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
English EAP II
English for Academic Purposes II
9:30 – 9:45No ClassNo ClassNo Class
Track 4 — Now open to graduate students!
Semester 1 
Time in EDT Monday
7:00 – 8:25Academic English Large Group
8:25 – 8:305 min break
8:30 – 9:00Breakout Session
9:00 – 9:1515 min break
9:15 – 10:25Academic English Large Group
10:25 – 10:305 min break
10:30 – 11:15Breakout Session
Tuesday
7:00 – 8:25Academic English Large Group
8:25 – 8:305 min break
8:30 – 9:00Breakout Session
9:00 – 9:1515 min break
9:15 – 10:25Academic English Large Group
10:25 – 10:305 min break
10:30 – 11:15Breakout Session
Wednesday
7:00 – 8:25Academic English Large Group
8:25 – 8:305 min break
8:30 – 9:00Breakout Session
9:00 – 9:1515 min break
9:15 – 10:25Academic English Large Group
10:25 – 10:305 min break
10:30 – 11:15Breakout Session
Thursday
7:00 – 8:25Academic English Large Group
8:25 – 8:305 min break
8:30 – 9:00Breakout Session
9:00 – 9:1515 min break
9:15 – 10:25Academic English Large Group
10:25 – 10:305 min break
10:30 – 11:15Breakout Session
Friday
7:00 – 8:25Academic English Large Group
8:25 – 8:305 min break
8:30 – 9:00Breakout Session
9:00 – 9:1515 min break
9:15 – 10:25Academic English Large Group
10:25 – 10:305 min break
10:30 – 11:15Breakout Session
Time in EDT MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:00 – 8:25Academic English Large GroupAcademic English Large GroupAcademic English Large GroupAcademic English Large GroupAcademic English Large Group
8:25 – 8:305 min break5 min break5 min break5 min break5 min break
8:30 – 9:00Breakout SessionBreakout SessionBreakout SessionBreakout SessionBreakout Session
9:00 – 9:1515 min break15 min break15 min break15 min break15 min break
9:15 – 10:25Academic English Large GroupAcademic English Large GroupAcademic English Large GroupAcademic English Large GroupAcademic English Large Group
10:25 – 10:305 min break5 min break5 min break5 min break5 min break
10:30 – 11:15Breakout SessionBreakout SessionBreakout SessionBreakout SessionBreakout Session
Track 1

Fall Semester | 15 – 17 academic credits

Time in EDT Monday
7:00 – 8:15English
English 101 or ESL 100 DE
8:15 – 8:30No class
8:30 – 9:45
Time in EDT TUESDAY
7:00 – 8:15ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:45Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Time in EDT WEDNESDAY
7:00 – 8:15English
English 101 or ESL 100 DE
8:15 – 8:30No class
8:30 – 9:45
Time in EDTTHURSDAY
7:00 – 8:15ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:45Math

Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Time in EDTFRIDAY
7:00 – 8:15Classics 180
Poets, Sages and Warriors
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:45Classics 180
Poets, Sages and Warriors
Time in EDTSATURDAY
7:00 – 8:15ENVST 101
The Nature of Environmental Problems
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:45ENVST 101
The Nature of Environmental Problems
Time in EDT
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySATURDAY
7:00 – 8:15English
English 101 or ESL 100 DE
ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
English
English 101 or ESL 100 DE
ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
Classics 180
Poets, Sages and Warriors
ENVST 101
The Nature of Environmental Problems
8:15 – 8:30No classBreakNo classBreakBreakBreak
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Classics 180
Poets, Sages and Warriors
ENVST 101
The Nature of Environmental Problems

 

Track 2

Fall Semester | 10 – 11 academic credits

Time in EDTMonday
7:00 – 9:30English
English for Academic Purposes II
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDTTUESDAY
7:00 – 8:15ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:15Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Time in EDTWEDNESDAY
7:00 – 9:30English
English for Academic Purposes II
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDTTHURSDAY
7:00 – 8:15ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:45Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Time in EDTFRIDAY
7:00 – 8:00GCC
Global Citizenship Course
8:00 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30EAP II
English for Academic Purposes II
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDT
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
7:00 – 8:00 EAP II
English for Academic Purposes II
ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
EAP II
English for Academic Purposes II
ECON 101
Introduction to Microeconomics
GCC
Global Citizenship Course
ENVST 101
The Nature of Environmental Problems
8:00 – 8:15Break
8:15 – 8:30BreakBreakBreak
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
EAP II
English for Academic Purposes II
ENVST 101
The Nature of Environmental Problems
9:30 – 9:45No ClassNo ClassNo Class

 

Track 3

Fall Semester | 3-4 academic credits

Time in EDTMonday
7:00 – 8:15English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDT TUESDAY
7:00 – 8:15English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Math

Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
9:30 – 9:45
Time in EDT WEDNESDAY
7:00 – 8:15English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDT THURSDAY
7:00 – 8:15English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
8:15 – 8:30Break
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
9:30 – 9:45
Time in EDT FRIDAY
7:00 – 8:15English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
8:15 – 8:30
8:30 – 9:30
9:30 – 9:45No class
Time in EDT
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:00 – 8:15English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
English EAP I
English for Academic Purposes
8:15 – 8:30BreakBreak
8:30 – 9:30Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
Math
Either Algebra, Pre-calculus or Calculus
9:30 – 9:45No ClassNo ClassNo Class
Track 4 — Now open to graduate students!
Semester 1
Time in EDT Monday
7:00 – 8:25Academic English Large Group
8:25 – 8:305 min break
8:30 – 9:00Breakout Session
9:00 – 9:1515 min break
9:15 – 10:25Academic English Large Group
10:25 – 10:305 min break
10:30 – 11:15Breakout Session
Tuesday
7:00 – 8:25Academic English Large Group
8:25 – 8:305 min break
8:30 – 9:00Breakout Session
9:00 – 9:1515 min break
9:15 – 10:25Academic English Large Group
10:25 – 10:305 min break
10:30 – 11:15Breakout Session
Wednesday
7:00 – 8:25Academic English Large Group
8:25 – 8:305 min break
8:30 – 9:00Breakout Session
9:00 – 9:1515 min break
9:15 – 10:25Academic English Large Group
10:25 – 10:305 min break
10:30 – 11:15Breakout Session
Thursday
7:00 – 8:25Academic English Large Group
8:25 – 8:305 min break
8:30 – 9:00Breakout Session
9:00 – 9:1515 min break
9:15 – 10:25Academic English Large Group
10:25 – 10:305 min break
10:30 – 11:15Breakout Session
Friday
7:00 – 8:25Academic English Large Group
8:25 – 8:305 min break
8:30 – 9:00Breakout Session
9:00 – 9:1515 min break
9:15 – 10:25Academic English Large Group
10:25 – 10:305 min break
10:30 – 11:15Breakout Session
Time in EDT MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
7:00 – 8:25Academic English Large GroupAcademic English Large GroupAcademic English Large GroupAcademic English Large GroupAcademic English Large Group
8:25 – 8:305 min break5 min break5 min break5 min break5 min break
8:30 – 9:00Breakout SessionBreakout SessionBreakout SessionBreakout SessionBreakout Session
9:00 – 9:1515 min break15 min break15 min break15 min break15 min break
9:15 – 10:25Academic English Large GroupAcademic English Large GroupAcademic English Large GroupAcademic English Large GroupAcademic English Large Group
10:25 – 10:305 min break5 min break5 min break5 min break5 min break
10:30 – 11:15Breakout SessionBreakout SessionBreakout SessionBreakout SessionBreakout Session

Recognized Credits

All credits earned within the American Collegiate Live program are taught and transcripted by the University of Massachusetts Boston —a nationally ranked and regionally accredited university with wide credit recognition at colleges and universities throughout the United States and beyond.

The following are examples of colleges and universities that have evaluated UMass Boston credits for transfer and have existing course equivalencies for the American Collegiate Live 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

Iowa State University

Louisiana State University

Marquette 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

 

Credit Bearing CoursesCredits 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 CoursesCredits 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

*Please note that the number of credits that are recognized by your destination university may vary based on university, track and English language proficiency. Course equivalencies based on data published 4/2020. Course equivalencies are subject to change. 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

Costs

 Fall 2020 Semester
TRACK 1$14,000
TRACK 2$12,000
TRACK 3$10,000
TRACK 4$5,000

Important Dates

 Fall 2020
Application DeadlineAugust 11, 2020
Payment DueAugust 25, 2020
Program Start DateSeptember 8, 2020
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