American Collegiate, Los Angeles

Before You Arrive

Welcome to American Collegiate, Los Angeles!

Ready to prepare for your move to Los Angeles? Before you arrive, please complete the steps below to avoid delays and common issues.

Contact Your Advisor

We have a team of dedicated personal advisors to answer your questions and ensure a smooth transition.

Before you start the following steps, contact your advisor by selecting your region/country and sending them a message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!

Africa

Africa

China

China

Latin America

Latin America

Middle East

Middle East

North America

North America

North Asia

Russia/Central Asia

Russia/Central Asia

Russia/Central Asia/Eastern Europe

South Asia

South Asia

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

UK and Western Europe

Maryna Kyselova

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Ngoc Hoang (Vietnam)

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Solayide Adenuga (Africa)

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Vartika (North America)

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Padma (North America)

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Veena Iyer (India)

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Kapil Dev (India)

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Amanpreet Singh (India)

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Damini Rajpoot (India)

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Sayli Vaydande (India)

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Sakshi Parashar (India)

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Prerna Dhir (India)

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Mohammad Shaban Khan (India)

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Diksha Roy (India)

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Amol Pote (India)

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Tiffany Chan (North Asia excluding Korea)

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Chau Luu (Vietnam)

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Nikita (India)

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Isha (India)

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Rakesh (India)

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Sahil Massey (India)

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Laxmi Pawar (India)

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Daniyal (Pakistan)

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Valeria

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Sanjukta (North America)

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Alexis

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Sofya

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Samah

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Alsu Samatova

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Abbie (North Asia, excluding Korea)

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Doris (South China)

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Bibiane (Korea)

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Taha (Pakistan)

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Alice (Northwest)

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Chris (Southwest)

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Ainara Gainedenova

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Vicky

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Sakshi Bhatia (India)

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Viraja (India)

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Chau

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Saranya

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Jane

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Lisha

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COMPLETE YOUR PRE-ARRIVAL CHECKLIST

Get Your I-20

Review your conditional offer letter and make sure that you have submitted all documents listed as missing.

Once all your documents are submitted, please submit your I-20 Request Form along with your financial statements as outlined in the Certificate of Finances.

The university will process your I-20 and email it to you as soon as possible – please expect a minimum of 10 business days.

As soon as you have your I-20, please Apply for Your Visa.

Apply for Your Visa
After you receive the electronic copy of your I-20, complete the following steps before booking your visa appointment:
  • Schedule a free visa information and preparation session with your personal Enrollment Advisor.
  • Verify all details on your I-20 (including your date of birth), and make sure your name is the same as it appears on your passport.
  • Prepare the required documents for your visa interview at the US embassy.
After you complete the above steps, apply for your visa as soon as possible. The required interviews at the US embassy can take several weeks to schedule.
  • Complete your visa application.
  • Pay your I-901 (SEVIS) fee.
  • Visit usembassy.gov to schedule your visa appointment, to review what documentation you will need to take with you, and to understand what to expect when you arrive.
  • Notify your Enrollment Advisor of the date and embassy of your visa appointment.
  • Watch the videos below to help you apply for your visa and prepare for your interview:
Submit Your Arrival Details

When purchasing your ticket, plan to arrive on or before your scheduled campus arrival day.
Once you book your flight, visit americancollegiate.com/la/arrival to enter your travel itinerary and confirm your free airport pick-up if required. Pick-ups are offered from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This will help the campus team prepare for your arrival and make your big day go as smoothly as possible.

 

Discounted Flights
Book your flights through StudentUniverse and benefit from exclusive discounts for students! Get the best deals when you need them and benefit from 24-hour risk-free cancellation.‡

StudentUniverse has exclusive deals to get you the lowest possible airfare. Use this page to search for the best deals: https://www.studentuniverse.com/travel-services/Shorelight/affiliate/flights

 

For discounted international travel, click here

Pay Your Tuition and Fees

Making your payment in full two weeks before you arrive will help avoid delays with enrollment.

• Flywire by peer transfer: To submit international and domestic ACH payments via American Collegiate, Los Angeles’ Flywire portal:

  • Flywire payment options include international wires, international credit cards, and other country specific payment options.
  • Flywire guarantees the best exchange rates, offers 24/7 multilingual customer service, and provides payment tracking and an instant payment receipt.
  • Flywire will be accepting U.S. bank accounts.

•  Please be aware that if you do not pay your balance as indicated on your statement of fees by the payment deadline, the following may occur:

– Late payment fees may be charged.
– You may have your scholarship and/or waivers rescinded. In such cases, you will be responsible for the full cost of your program.
– You may encounter delays or other issues enrolling and registering for classes.

For student loan information, contact:

MPower Prodigy

Complete the Required Forms

Please submit the following forms before your arrival on campus and bring copies with you to campus.

  1. Immunization requirement: Mandatory health and immunization form.
  1. FERPA Disclosure Form (Acknowledgment of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act).
  1. ACLA Liability Waiver.

 

If under the age of 18, students will need to submit the following:

  1. Under 18 Guardianship Assignment form
  2. Paper FERPA form

If you did not provide with your application, copies of final secondary school transcripts and diploma completion certificate are required.

Items to Bring to Campus
  1. Current passport
  2. Visa
  3. I-20
  4. I-94 (Can be printed from I-94 Website)
  5. Offer letter
  6. For your future transfer applications, prepare to bring 5-10 sets of the following documents: original, certified, individually sealed (if possible) high school transcripts and post-secondary transcripts (if any) in both English and local language.
  7. Official copy of TOEFL/IELTS/other proof English proficiency exam
  8. Completed Health & Immunization form
Complete Math Placement Exam

Incoming American Collegiate, LA students are required to take a math placement exam before they arrive to campus. Here are the instructions on how to take the exam.

  1. Click here  to take your ALEKS Math Placement.
  2. The Class Code will be emailed to you upon admission to the program.
Complete My Majors Profile

Your academic path begins with deciding not just where to study, but what to study while at university. By completing My Majors Profile, you will solidify your major selection based on your academic interests and personal skillset.

Prepare for life in the US

Get Student Loans

Embarking on your educational journey in the United States shouldn’t come with the roadblock of finding a co-signer for financial aid. Shorelight recognizes this hurdle and has proactively partnered with premier financing organizations such as Fly Finance, MPower Financing, and Prodigy Finance. This strategic collaboration eliminates the traditional barriers international students face, such as the need for a co-signer, collateral, or an established US credit history, streamlining your path to securing educational funding.

Find the right loan organization for you on Shorelight.com.

 

Easy Flight Bookings and Travel Discounts

StudentUniverse in collaboration with Shorelight, provides exclusive student-only discounts on flights around the world. StudentUniverse has exclusive deals with airlines to get the lowest-possible airfare for international students. If your travel plans change, don’t worry – all purchases have 24-hour risk-free cancellation.

StudentUniverse can be used to book not only your flight to campus, but also provides the best deals for Spring break and other travel. Use it to explore new cities like San Francisco or NYC, or book through them to go hiking in Yosemite National Park, or even when you fly home to visit family.
 
Book exclusive deals with StudentUniverse
 

Center for Academic Success

Getting ready to study abroad can be challenging! Would you like some help with that? Shorelight’s Center for Academic Success (CAS) has many resources for you! For example, you can watch a quick webinar on How to Make American Friends, or take a short interactive eLearning course on Obtaining Your Visa, What to Expect at Orientation, University Dining, and so much more. If you wish you could just ask a live person a question, you can either use the Live Chat button or schedule a Zoom session with one of the friendly Academic & English skills tutors, all of whom are professionals at helping international students. Don’t wait to get your free account at CAS! Sign up today! Detailed instructions for how to register can be found on the Student Resources page.

Virtual Internships + Professional Opportunities

Career Premium

Career Premium helps international students apply for remote internships and gain real-life work experience to boost their resumes.

  • Certificates and training: Attend online professional bootcamps before your virtual internship starts. Gain hands-on experience once you officially begin by contributing to projects alongside industry experts. If you are interested in certifications, Career Premium now offers unlimited access to training courses that lead to certification in Amazon Web Services, Java, Microsoft Azure, and Python, among many other in-demand skills.
  • Coaching and mentorship: Receive direct guidance from career coaches and industry experts on career exploration, skill training, and professional development.
  • Applying: Work on real-life projects for leading employers and build your portfolio. We work with more than 12,000 multinational companies that have unique projects for you to leverage your new skills, experience, and professional network to land your dream job.

“The tutors are resourceful, and they really helped me while I was applying for internships. I certainly believe I will find a job after graduation.”—Shelley, hired at Tesla

Learn more about Career Premium