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 as early as Fall 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
  • 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 University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • 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

Learn how AC Live can help your students.

For Universities

Discover how AC Live can support you in 2020.


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 Fall 2020*
TRACK 1IELTS 6.0
| TOEFL 79
| ITEP 4.0
| DET 100
12 – 16
TRACK 2IELTS 5.5
| TOEFL 68
| ITEP 3.5
| DET 90
7
TRACK 3IELTS 5.0
| TOEFL 60
| ITEP 3.0
| DET 80
3-4
TRACK 4 — Now open to graduate students!IELTS 3.5
| TOEFL 30
| ITEP 1.5
| DET 50
English 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.  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 — Now 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

Fall 2020

Track 1

Fall Semester | 12 – 16 academic credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

Track 2

Fall Semester | 7 academic credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

9.30

Track 3

Fall Semester | 3-4 academic credits

Time in EDT

7.00

7.30

8.00

8.30

9.00

9.30

Track 4 — Now 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

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, Canada, 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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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.