Terms & Conditions

Application Agreement/Processing Fee

I hereby apply for enrollment as a student program member in AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., pre-college educational program, subject to the conditions of enrollment listed below. I understand that this application is not acceptable unless accompanied by the required processing fee and tuition deposit. Tuition deposits will be refunded in full if prior to the commencement of the program, the student is not accepted to a program and AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., has received all application materials.

Payment Schedule

$95.00 non-refundable feeSubmitted with your application
$1,000.00 tuition depositFor applications submitted prior to April 1, 2020
(refundable prior to February 1, 2020)
$2,000.00 tuition depositFor applications submitted on or after April 1, 2020
Balance of tuitionDue April 1, 2020

Please note: Students who apply after April 1, 2020, must pay tuition in full within 10 business days of application to the program.

Conditions of Contract and General Information

Tuition of $3,995 (2-week Wisconsin Program), $4,995 (3-week Wisconsin Program), $5,995 (4-week Wisconsin Program), $4,495 (2-week Los Angeles Program), $5,695 (3-week Los Angeles Program), $6,895 (4-week Los Angeles Program), $6,995 (4-week Internship Program), $2,495 (4-week Commuter Internship Program), $4,495 (2-week College Advantage Program), $4,995 (2-week Barcelona Program), $6,995 (3-week Barcelona Program) and $7,995 (4-week Barcelona Program), $4,995 (2-week Florence Program), $6,995 (3-week Florence Program) and $8,495 (4-week Florence Program) includes food (Domestic Programs include 3 meals daily while on campus and 2 meals daily on weekend trips or while off campus, except Internship programs include 2 meals daily. International Programs include 2 meals daily.), lodging, local transportation, all on-campus activities and instruction, tuition fees, and non-optional weekend excursion costs but does NOT INCLUDE personal spending for clothes and other personal items, food/sundry items purchased off campus, textbooks, classroom materials, airfare, airport transfers, baggage fees, Supplemental fees, course supply/material fees, and transportation costs to and from home city embarkation.

Tuition of $2,495 (Greek Isles Extension) includes 2 meals daily, lodging, local transfers, daily and evening activities (including admittance to museums, theme parks and all scheduled tourist attractions) but does NOT INCLUDE personal spending for clothes and other personal items, food/sundry items purchased outside of scheduled meals, transportation to/from Greece, or baggage fees.

Amalfi Coast 3-day Excursion (Florence Program) and French Riviera 3-day Excursion (Barcelona Program)  tuition of $495 includes 2 meals daily, transportation, daily and evening activities (including admittance to museums, theme parks and all scheduled tourist attractions), but does NOT INCLUDE personal spending for clothes and other personal items, or food/sundry items purchased outside of scheduled meals.

Fees and fares paid through American Collegiate Adventures, Inc., for non-tuition expenses (such as airfare, SAT Prep, Supplemental fees, and course supply/material fees) are nonrefundable.

Tuition, fees, fares and schedules quoted are based on current tariffs, energy costs, costs of operation and currency rates as of September 1, 2019, and are subject to increase should there be any increase in such tariffs, energy costs, costs of operation and/or currency rates before the program commences. Any such increases shall be paid promptly after notice.

Security Deposit: $350.00 (refundable by October 31, 2020). AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., requires that all outstanding charges be paid promptly after notice and reserves the right to withhold the return of the security deposit until all charges have been paid in full. AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., requires all residence hall/hotel rooms to be used with care. Wall and/or furniture damage is chargeable to room occupants. A room key deposit is mandatory and will be refunded if the participant yields his/her residence hall/hotel room in a satisfactory condition and free of defects (ordinary wear and tear is expected).

The participant and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) agree to abide by the rules and regulations set by AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., for the health, safety, welfare and management of the participants.

AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., acts as an agent only and accepts no responsibility for loss, damage or injury resulting from delay or negligence of any company/vendor in the service of AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC.

AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., is not responsible for inherent risks with regard to travel (domestic and international), weather, accidents, illness, security, the demands of outdoor activities and other events beyond the control of AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., that could possibly occur during the course of any of its programs. Participant and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s) agree to recognize and assume these risks.

Participants must be covered by medical and property insurance through their parent(s) or guardian(s). AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., cannot assume any medical cost or losses or costs for thefts of baggage or personal belongings incurred by participants.

AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., reserves the right to cancel the program if a sufficient number of participants are not enrolled in the overall program.

AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., reserves the right to eliminate any specific class or classes if a sufficient number of participants are not enrolled in that specific course.

AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., reserves the right to make any alterations in the itinerary, hotel accommodations, dates, transportation, food arrangements, sightseeing, program leadership and makeup of the program participants as it, in its sole discretion, may deem necessary or desirable. Additional expenses, if any, shall be borne by the participant’s parent(s) or guardian(s).

Participants and their parent(s) or guardian(s) understand and authorize AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., to take and use photographs, videotapes and testimonials of participants during any AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., programs for use in AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., promotional materials or program information.

AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., reserves the right to reject any application.

AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC.’s, Barcelona, Spain and Florence, Italy Programs require that students and families recognize and underscore the need for exemplary conduct in any foreign country the participant visits. Each participant will be held to a level of conduct commensurate with the laws of the United States of America (e.g., legal U.S. drinking age; possession, use or sale of illegal substances) or with the laws of the applicable foreign country, whichever is stricter.
AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., is not responsible for representing a participant in the event of any legal action against the participant by authorities in the United States or any foreign country. The participant and/or his/her parents or legal guardians are solely responsible for such representation and any costs thereof.

AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate any participant who does not abide by its rules and regulations (including, but not limited to, non-use of tobacco products, alcohol and illegal drugs) and/or whose conduct is deemed by AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., to be disruptive such as to endanger the success of the program or the welfare of the participant, other participants and/or program leaders. IN THE EVENT OF SUCH TERMINATION, THERE WILL BE NO REFUND WHATSOEVER. The participant will be sent home by means of transportation selected in the exclusive discretion of AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC. To ensure that the program is not disrupted by the participant’s presence after termination, AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., may place the student in alternative lodging, selected in its exclusive discretion, until transportation arrangements can be made. The parent or guardian will be notified of the participant’s destination and arrival time. The parent or guardian hereby authorizes AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., to send the participant home as an unaccompanied minor and agrees to meet the child on arrival at his or her destination. The parent or guardian agrees that AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., shall have no responsibility for the participant’s welfare after delivering the participant to the transport carrier. All additional expenses incidental to the termination of the participant (including the entire cost of transportation and any alternative room and board expenses) shall be borne completely by the participant and/or the participant’s parent or guardian. Payment of such additional expenses shall be made promptly on demand.

AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., does not discriminate in any of its policies, procedures or practices on the basis of race, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sex. If the participant has any special, social, personal, medical, psychological, dietary or educational needs, such must be described by attaching supporting information or medical documentation on a separate sheet of paper. No verbal representations concerning any such condition will be accepted. FAILURE TO PROVIDE SUCH INFORMATION IN WRITING IS GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL FROM THE PROGRAM WITHOUT REFUND.

ACADEMIC CREDIT (BARCELONA, AMALFI COAST and FLORENCE Programs only): AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., offers an OPTIONAL 3 to 6 academic credits from Jacksonville University (Amalfi Coast, Florence and Barcelona Programs). Official transcripts are available (for a nominal fee) from the applicable institution for the purpose of applying to college and/or transferring credit. Although most colleges and universities will accept Jacksonville University credit, the decision to accept the transfer of credits rests solely with the college or university the participant ultimately attends. AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., cannot be responsible for the transfer/nontransfer of credit.

Enrollment into AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., does not by itself guarantee admission into The University of Wisconsin, University of California, Los Angeles, University College London, London Drama School, The Accademia Europea, The International College of Barcelona, The Sant’Anna Institute, Jacksonville University, or any other institution visited during your program, and AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., makes no warranty or representation to the contrary.

No contractual obligation is created with The University of Wisconsin, University of California, Los Angeles, Suffolk University, Columbia University, Santa Reparata International School of Art, The International College of Barcelona, or Jacksonville University by the signing of this contract. Therefore, The University of Wisconsin, University of California, Los Angeles, Suffolk University, Columbia University, Santa Reparata International School of Art, The International College of Barcelona, or Jacksonville University shall not become obligated to the participants by the terms of this agreement. THIS CONTRACTUAL UNDERSTANDING IS STRICTLY BETWEEN AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., AND THE PARTICIPANT (AND/OR HIS/HER PARENT(S) OR GUARDIAN(S)).

This contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter of this contract and supersedes any other agreement, either oral or written, previously entered into between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.
By agreement of the parties, the terms of this contract shall be governed by, interpreted and construed in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Illinois, and any dispute will be resolved by application to the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, which shall be the agreed forum identified for such resolution.

Tuition/Refund Policy

Full tuition will be due by April 1, 2020. A student who withdraws from the program for any reason after his/her enrollment shall receive a refund of tuition paid (inclusive of the tuition deposit), less a cancellation fee: of $0 for cancellation before February 1, 2020; of $1,000 for cancellation before April 1, 2020; of $2,000 for cancellation before May 1, 2020; or of $3,000 for cancellation before May 31, 2020. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after May 31, 2020. Airfare purchased through AMERICAN COLLEGIATE ADVENTURES, INC., is not part of tuition and is not refundable. All cancellations must be in writing. Trip Cancellation and Interruption Protection available. Contact ACA for details.

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