As an international undergraduate student, you probably have been dreaming of arriving in Cleveland, Ohio 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 Cleveland State University degree program right away, without leaving home.

5 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 with top 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 Cleveland State University community with regularly scheduled virtual events like game nights and campus “tours”.

Ready to get started with your Cleveland State University bachelor’s degree?

Course Equivalency & Credit Articulation

Cleveland State University 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 Cleveland State University, 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
Cleveland State University Course Equivalent Credits
ENGL 101 Composition I/Freshman English I ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ECON 101 Intro to Economics ECA 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
SOCIOL 101 Introduction to Sociology SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
INTR-D 100G Special Topics First-Year Seminar AH 1xx Arts & Humanities Elective 4
MLLC 390 Global Studies Gateway SS 1xx Social Science Elective 3
MATH 115 College Algebra ML 100 Math & Logic Elective 3
MATH 130 Precalculus MTH 167 Precalculus I 3
MATH 140 Calculus I MTH 181 Calculus I 4
PHYSIC 107 College Physics I PHY 221 College Physics I 3
PHYSIC 113 Fundamentals of Physics I PHY 241 University Physics 4
ENVSTY 101 The Nature of Environmental Problems NS 100 Natural Science Elective 3
CLSICS 180 Poets. Warriors, and Sages: The Greeks AH 1xx Arts & Humanities Elective 3
MGT 130 Intro to Business BUS 151 World of Business 3

Cleveland State University 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 Cleveland State University 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 acceptance to Cleveland State University 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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