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.
Application & Visa Help
We provide extensive support services and personalized programs for international students planning to study in the US. Our experienced counselors are committed to your success!
February 22, 2021
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.
Complete your application
Our advisors walk you through everything you need – transcripts, English scores, passport & more.
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.
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.
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:
From Mexico to the US via American Collegiate
American Collegiate’s rigorous first-year program gives international students the tools they need to succeed at top-tier universities in the US.
Adjusting to College Life in US Cities
If you are an international student considering enrollment at an urban university, this guide to college student life in major US cities is for you.