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About ACE

American Collegiate English is Your Pathway to Grossmont College and 4-year Universities

Counselor and student

American Collegiate English (ACE) is a great first step to achieve a Bachelor or Master's Degree in the U.S.
Start at ACE, then transfer to Grossmont College, and then finish your undergraduate degree at the university of your choice. Grossmont College international student counselors will assist you at each step.

Grossmont College international students regularly transfer to San Diego State University (SDSU), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), UCLA, and UC Berkeley. Grossmont College transfers more students to SDSU than any other community college. Additionally, Grossmont College transfers more international students to UCSD than any other San Diego area community college.                                                                                       

ACE prepares international students for U.S. colleges or universities. ACE offers:

  • English instruction by ESL professors with Master's degrees in TESL, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or English/TESL.
  • Small classes -- average of 10-12 students
  • Two 14-week sessions (fall and spring) & one 8-week summer session 
  • 20 hours of classes per week
  • Access to Grossmont College student services, including computer labs, tutoring, health services, transfer center, career center, and library
  • Active International Club for fun activities on and off campus
  • Housing referrals
  • ID card included in tuition
  • Easy transition to Grossmont College after each session

Guaranteed Admission to Grossmont College with ACE 3.0 GPA or GC ESL 103 placement. 

Grossmont College

Grossmont has about 600 international students with a total student body of 19,000. Students represent about 60 countries from all parts of the world.

  • International student counselors and international student specialists
  • Highly successful ESL Program
  • On-campus jobs for international students
  • Associate Degree and Certificate Programs

Your Options

  • Graduate with a Certificate
  • Graduate with an Associate Degree
  • Practical training (CPT or OPT)
  • Transfer to a 4-year university


*ACE students are eligible to transfer to Grossmont College when they have completed the following at the end of an ACE session:

  1. taken the Grossmont College ESL Assessment Test and placed into ESL 103 or higher
    OR 
    earned an ACE combined grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 GPA scale), and
  2. maintained continued academic progress and good attendance, and
  3. completed the Grossmont College application process (ACE staff will help you). 

No TOEFL required. ACE students who meet these standards are eligible to enroll at Grossmont College without the 45 TOEFL iBT/450 Institutional TOEFL requirement. 

ACE class lessons use intermediate to high-intermediate level English. ACE offers two levels of instruction. Level 1 is for students with high-beginning to low-intermediate English skills. Level 2 is for students with intermediate to high-intermediate English Skills. A placement test is given on orientation day to determine each student's English proficiency level. 

ACE also welcomes students to study English for their personal enrichment only
(no transfer).

 

Last Updated: 11/14/2017

Contact

American Collegiate English
Building 38E-101A, parking lot #4
Email: ace.grossmont@gcccd.edu
Phone: 1.619.644.7293

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