Shorelight helps international students attend top universities in the U.S.
Shorelight helps international students attend top universities in the U.S.

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American Collegiate LA

Shorelight Partner Universities

American Collegiate, Los Angeles is an elite, one-year transfer program that combines small, rigorous academic courses through UCLA Extension with personalized support for international students.

  • Unique Transfer Program
  • 30:1 student-to-faculty ratio


Undergraduate Degrees

Located in the heart of Southern California, ACLA offers foundational general education courses through UCLA Extension. You will earn credit from a Top 20-ranked university and have the opportunity to transfer to premier institutions around the US.

Life in Los Angeles, California

The entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles is a culturally diverse city known for its 75 miles of beaches, sunny weather, and strong ties to Hollywood, tech, health care, start-ups, and finance.



Important Dates

Spring 2021

Application Deadline

February 22, 2021

Payment Deadline

March 8, 2021

Move-in Date / Program Start

March 22, 2021

Orientation Start Date

March 23, 2021

Tuition & Cost

Tuition, housing, dining, and other fees vary by degree program, housing location, and preferences. Shorelight Signature Student Experience services — including visa help and career services — are included with tuition.


Typical cost for two semesters









Typical housing fees for one academic year. See all housing options below.

Housing prices vary based on room choice, amenities, and program track. Your preference is taken into account, but preferred pick is not guaranteed.

How To Apply

We offer a streamlined application process for international students.

  1. Complete your application

    Our advisors walk you through everything you need – transcripts, English scores, passport & more.

  2. Submit additional documentation

    Once you receive a final admission letter, you will need to submit your I-20 request form, certification of finances, and other paperwork.

  3. Apply for your F-1 student visa

    Our staff guides you through the visa application process and helps you prepare for your visa interview, too.

Academic Requirements

Entry requirements vary by program track and graduate level. Please contact an advisor for more detail.

Shorelight - Who We Are

As international student experience experts, we bring students to US schools—or connect top US programs with students abroad. Here's how:

Signature Student Experience
Out education counselors and campus teams guide students to success, from application to graduation.
Career Services
We connect students to internships, alumni networks, and career opportunities around the world.
Innovative Live technology
Our award-nominated digital classroom experience brings real-time instruction to students anywhere.
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