Virtual Fall Start
American Collegiate Live
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 Live||University of the Pacific Course Equivalent||Credits|
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.