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- 83% of counselors rate our program better than traditional online learning*
*Data from surveys conducted during American Collegiate demonstrations, 2020.
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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
- 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.
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. Students pursuing track 4 have the option of an alternative start date through track 4 Session II. All students must meet a minimum requirement of a 2.5 GPA for entry.
|English Language Requirements||Credits Earned Spring/Fall||Credits Earned Summer||Program Duration|
|TRACK 1||IELTS 6.0
| TOEFL 79
| ITEP 4.0
| DET 100
|12 – 16||9-10||Full semester|
|TRACK 2||IELTS 5.5
| TOEFL 68
| ITEP 3.5
| DET 90
|TRACK 3||IELTS 5.0
| TOEFL 60
| ITEP 3.0
| DET 80
|TRACK 4 Academic English||IELTS 3.5
| TOEFL 30
| ITEP 1.5
| DET 50
|English Only||English Only||Full semester|
|Track 4 Academic English – Session II||IELTS 3.5
| TOEFL 30
| ITEP 1.5
| DET 50
|English Only||English Only||8 weeks|
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 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.
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!
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.
Cleveland State University
Florida International University
Iowa State University
Louisiana 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 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
|Sample Credit Bearing Courses||Credits Earned* (on average)|
|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.
|Spring 2022||Spring 2022 Session II|
|Application Deadline||January 10, 2022||February 21, 2022|
|Payment Due||January 10, 2022||February 21, 2022|
|Program Start Date||January 18, 2022||March 2, 2022|
|PROGRAM END DATE||May 20, 2022||May 2, 2022|
|Track 4 Academic English||$5,000|
|Track 4 Academic English – Session II||$2,500|
Start your university studies today with American Collegiate Live.