As an international undergraduate student, you probably have been dreaming of arriving in Boston to study on campus. But with the coronavirus pandemic, it is likely your plans have been impacted. To keep you on track and on pace for an on-time graduation, we have partnered with American Collegiate Live, a digital classroom experience that lets you start your University of Massachusetts Boston degree program right away, without leaving home.

5 Reasons to Enroll


A head start

Don’t delay—start your degree program now, with no interruptions.


Recognized credits

Stay on track—when you arrive on campus, your credits come along with you.


An engaging real-time classroom

Learn from professors in real time, and get more engagement than in a typical classroom!


Dedicated support

Get bilingual academic assistance with counselors in your time zone, plus guidance on your transition to campus.


A connection to campus

Become part of the University of Massachusetts Boston community with regularly scheduled virtual events like game nights and campus “tours”.

Ready to get started with your University of Massachusetts Boston bachelor’s degree?

Course Equivalency & Credit Articulation

The University of Massachusetts Boston has evaluated the courses and credits earned during the American Collegiate Live semester(s). Shown below is a list of courses taken through American Collegiate Live, as well as the number of credits that will be recognized upon successful completion of American Collegiate Live. Note that the courses taken and credits recognized will vary based on the program track you are placed in.

AC Live CoursesUniversity of Massachusetts Boston Course EquivalentCredits
CLSICS 180 Poets, Warriors and Sages: the GreeksCLSICS 180 Poets, Warriors and Sages: the Greeks3
ECON 101 Introduction to MicroeconomicsECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomics3
ENGL 101 Composition IENGL 101 Composition I3
ENVSTY101 The Nature of Environmental ProgramsENVSTY101 The Nature of Environmental Programs3
ESL100D Academic English Writing IIESL100D Academic English Writing II3
ESL100E Reading Compregensions for College-Level Texts IIESL100E Reading Compregensions for College-Level Texts II4
MATH 115 College AlgebraMATH 115 College Algebra3
MATH 130 PrecalculusMATH 130 Precalculus3
MATH 140 Calculus IMATH 140 Calculus I4
MGT130 Introduction to BusinessMGT130 Introduction to Business3
PHYSIC113 Fundamentals of Physics I PHYSIC113 Fundamentals of Physics I 4

University of Massachusetts Boston and American Collegiate Live FAQs

Depending on your study program and number of credits you earn toward your bachelor’s degree, American Collegiate Live costs between $5,000 and $12,000 for Summer 2020 enrollment or between $5,000 and $14,000 for Fall 2020.

Most courses delivered through American Collegiate Live are three or four credits, and you may take a maximum of seventeen credits per semester. Credits recognized may vary based on your enrollment track and English language proficiency and are subject to change. Please speak with your enrollment counselor for more details.

Professors teach at a studio on the University of Massachusetts Boston campus, which is broadcast live to your device. Using your laptop, headphones, and other supplemental materials (e.g., smartsheets), you will participate in class just as if your professor were standing in front of you.

Most American Collegiate Live students are required to have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Your specific study track and credits will be based on your University of Massachusetts Boston acceptance and your English language proficiency.

To set you up for success, counselors will offer tips on getting set up for class, best practices for studying, advice on interacting with your professors and classmates, and other introductory activities. You will receive guidance every step of the way.

You will take classes taught by faculty and instructors at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In addition to being experts in their course subjects, all instructors are experienced in teaching remotely with the Live-to-Device technology.

We are dedicated to providing ongoing solutions to ensure all students are supported and set up for success, and are currently developing additional distance-learning solutions for future travel delays and other COVID-19 impacts. In the interim, please speak with your enrollment counselor for tailored advice on how to best address your unique situation.

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