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International Accelerator Program

  • Lauren Stone

    A message about American Collegiate Live

    From the IAP's Managing Director, Lauren Stone

Virtual Fall Start

Start your degree from anywhere in the world.

As an international undergraduate student, you probably have been dreaming of arriving in Columbia 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 South Carolina degree program right away, without leaving home.

Five 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 South Carolina community with regularly scheduled virtual events like game nights and campus “tours”

Ready to get started with your University of South Carolina bachelor's degree? Apply now.


Course Equivalency & Credit Articulation

The University of South Carolina 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 UofSC, 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 UofSC Equivalent Credits Carolina Core Requirement or Major Requirement
 CLSICS 180 - Poets, Warriors, and Sages: The Greeks CLAS or ENGL 300 level elective Free elective credit for most majors
 ECON 101- Introduction to Microeconomics ECON 221 - Principles of Microeconomics Required for Business majors
 ENGL 101 - Composition I  ENGL 101 - Critical Reading and Composition CMW
 ENVSTY 101 - The Nature of Environmental Problems ENVR 101 - Introduction to the Environment SCI
 ESL 100DE - Academic Writing II  Similar to LING 102/103 - Integrated Linguistic Skills for Non-Native Speakers  N/A   -
 INTRD 100G - Special Topics First Year Seminar  Similar to UNIV 150 - The Student in the University N/A   -
 MATH 115 - College Algebra MATH 100 level elective  Free elective credit for most majors
 MATH 130 - Precalculus MATH 115 - Precalculus Mathematics  Prerequisite for MATH 141
 MATH 140 - Calculus I MATH 141 - Calculus I  ARP, meets a math requirement for many majors, including Business School and Engineering
 MGT 130 - Introduction to Business.  BADM 100 level elective Free elective credit for most majors; Business School elective credit
MLLC 390 - Global Studies Gateway GLST 200 level elective  Free elective credit for most majors
PHYSIC 113 - Fundamentals of Physics I PHYS 211- Essentials of Physics I 3 SCI 
PHYSIC 107 - College Physics I   PHYS 201 - General Physics I  3  SCI

UofSC 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 by The University of South Carolina 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 South Carolina 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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