As an international undergraduate student, you probably have been dreaming of arriving in Salt Lake City 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 Utah degree program right away, without leaving home.

5 Reasons to Enroll

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 Utah community with regularly scheduled virtual events like game nights and campus “tours”

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

Course Equivalency & Credit Articulation

Utah 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 Utah, 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.
AC Live Courses University of Utah Course Equivalent Credits
CLSICS 180 – Poets, Warriors, and Sages: The Greeks CL CV 1560 – The Greeks 3
ECON 101 – Introduction to Microeconomics ECON 2010 – Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENGL 101 – Composition I WRTG 1010 – Introduction to Academic Writing 3
ENVSTY 101 – The Nature of Environmental Problems ENVST 2100 – Introduction to Environment and Sustainability 4
ESL 100D – Academic Writing II EAS 1050 – Introduction to Expository Composition (For EAS Speakers) 3
ESL 100 E-Reading Comprehension for College- Level Texts II No direct equivalent will receive general elective credit 3
INTRD 100G – Special Topics First Year Seminar No direct equivalent will receive general elective credit 3
MATH 115 – College Algebra MATH 1010 – Intermediate Algebra 4
MATH 130 – Precalculus No direct equivalent will receive general elective credit 3
MATH 140 – Calculus I MATH 1210 – Calculus I 4
MGT 130 – Introduction to Business No direct equivalent will receive general elective credit 3
MLLC 390 – Global Studies Gateway HUM  2230 Global Citizenship 3
PHYSIC 113 – Fundamentals of Physics I PHYS 2210 – Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 3

University of Utah 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 Utah 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 Utah 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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