Get Even More Transfer Opportunities with American Collegiate, LA

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By Shorelight Team
Last updated on September 22, 2023

International students can now earn up to 90 transferable quarter credits over two years at American Collegiate, Los Angeles, at UCLA Extension, opening up a wider range of destination options.

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Building upon the success of its first-year program, American Collegiate, Los Angeles now offers a two-year option, in collaboration with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Extension. Over two years, students can earn up to 90 transferable quarter credits before applying to top-tier US universities to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Transfer Success Starts at American Collegiate, LA

Students who successfully complete the first year of the program at American Collegiate, Los Angeles receive a UCLA Extension certificate in General Studies, and those enrolled in the two-year program can now earn a second major-specific UCLA Extension certificate. Business fundamentals, pre-med, sustainability, app programming, and entertainment studies are among the second-year tracks available.

American Collegiate, LA’s two-year program also includes career development activities, with offerings including:

  • Volunteer and internship programs

  • Resume prep

  • Career pathway advising

  • Skills training

  • and more!

With mentoring from American Collegiate’s expert advisors, students can feel more confident and prepared to explore professional opportunities as they pursue their personal, academic, and career goals.

American Collegiate, Los Angeles, Success Stories

Earning a UCLA Extension certificate makes an international student’s portfolio stand out, potentially increasing their chances of successfully transferring to a top US university to finish their degree. American Collegiate, LA’s certificate is also an entry point to the prestigious UCLA Alumni Association, where they have the opportunity to expand their professional network and connect with UCLA alumni worldwide.

Check out three international students who started at American Collegiate, LA, then transferred to top destinations across the US.*

Damian from Indonesia – studying at Northeastern University

Damian completed his UCLA Extension certificate in General Studies at American Collegiate, LA in 2020. He is now pursuing a Computer Science degree at Northeastern University, ranked #44 in national universities by U.S. News & World Report.

You can just reach out to [advisors] and talk about anything.” — Damian from Indonesia

Mariana from Mexico – accepted at New York University

The support Mariana, an international student from Mexico, received at American Collegiate made it easy to transition to life as a US university student. After receiving her UCLA Extension certificate in General Studies, she was accepted at multiple US universities, including New York University (NYU), ranked #25 nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

The staff at American Collegiate provided me with thoughtful, thorough guidance and transfer advice throughout my year here.” — Mariana from Mexico

Santiago from Mexico – studying at University of California, Berkeley

Santiago, who first enrolled with American Collegiate Live during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, also benefited greatly by completing the UCLA Extension certificate in General Studies. Amy Cruz, his American Collegiate advisor, supported him through the application process, which enabled him to pursue a degree in political economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Amy was really helpful. She really guided me through the necessary steps to build a strong application.” — Santiago from Mexico

At American Collegiate, Los Angeles, students develop the skills, knowledge, and experiences that stand out to university admissions teams at top-ranked universities. If you are ready to begin your journey through American Collegiate, LA, your Shorelight advisor can support you with your application, provide visa assistance, and much more.

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*Featured students successfully completed one year at American Collegiate, Los Angeles.