As an international student, you probably have been dreaming of arriving in Northern California to study on campus. But with the coronavirus pandemic, we understand your travel plans may have been impacted. Pacific has updated its plans to offer all courses online in the Fall 2020 semester, which will be accessible to both students in the US or abroad. Our undergraduate students are invited to participate in online classes via our American Collegiate Live experience.

Note: Select graduate programs will also be offering virtual programs in Fall 2020, including our Data Science (MS) degree. Please reach out to your enrollment counselor to confirm if your program will be offered virtually this semester.

5 Reasons to Enroll in American Collegiate Live

1. A head start

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

2. Recognized credits

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

3. An engaging real-time classroom

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

4. Dedicated support

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

5. A connection to campus

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

Ready to get started with your University of the Pacific bachelor’s degree?

American Collegiate Live: Course Equivalency & Credit Articulation

University of the Pacific has evaluated the courses and credits earned during the American Collegiate Live semester(s). Shown below is the list of courses taken in American Collegiate Live and the equivalent courses at University of the Pacific, as well as the number of credits that will transfer upon successful completion of American Collegiate Live. Note that the courses taken and credits recognized will vary based on the American Collegiate Live track you are placed in.
Course taken in AC LiveUniversity of the Pacific Course EquivalentCredits
CLSICS 180 – Poets, Warriors and Sages: The GreeksEnglish Lower Division Elective Credit3
ECON 101 – Introduction to MicroeconomicsECON 53 – Intro to Microeconomics3
ENGL 101 – Composition IWRIT 001 – Academic Writing (ENGL 101)3
ENVSTY101 – The Nature of Environmental ProblemsENST 41 – Intro to Environmental Studies3
ESL100DE – Academic Writing II and Reading Comprehension for College-Level Texts IINon – Transferable0
INTRD 100G – Special Topics First Year SeminarTransfer PendingTBD
MATH 115 – College AlgebraMATH 5 – Intermediate College Algebra3
MATH 130 – PrecalculusMATH 41 – Pre-calculus3
MATH 140 – Calculus IMATH 51 – Calculus I4
MGT130 – Introduction to BusinessBUSI Lower Division Elective Course3
MLLC390 – Global Studies GatewayINTL Lower Division Elective Course3
PHYSIC113 – Fundamentals of Physics I
PHYS Lower Division Elective Credit
if with PHYSICS LAB 181 then = PHYS 53 = PHYS Lower Division Elective Credit + PHYSIC 181


University of the Pacific 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 UMass Boston courses delivered through American Collegiate Live are three or four credits, and you may take a maximum of seventeen credits per semester. Credits recognized by University of the Pacific 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 the Pacific 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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