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Classes / Schedule / Costs

Session Session Length Dates Beginning Dates Ending Non-Refundable Application Fee  Tuition
Spring 2018  14 weeks January 24, 2018 May 11, 2018 $125  $2,995*
Summer 2018 8 weeks May 31, 2018 July 26, 2018 $125  $1,675*
Fall 2018 14 weeks August 15, 2018 November 21, 2018 $125  $2,995*


* Full tuition is due on the first day of the session (Orientation Day). Tuition does not include the cost for textbooks, parking permit, or medical insurance. The estimated cost of textbooks needed for ACE classes is $200. The cost for a Grossmont College parking permit is $40 (Summer Session $18). The estimated cost of medical insurance in the U.S. is $50-100 per month, depending on the benefits.

Refund Policy: When requested in writing, a tuition refund will be given through the first week of class. There are no tuition refunds after the second week of class has started.

During the 8 or 14-week session, students will receive intensive English instruction in the following courses:

  • Grammar and  Writing
  • Reading and Vocabulary 
  • Listening and Speaking, including pronunciation
  • College and Career Pathways, including U.S. classroom culture, college resources, test-taking skills, career exploration (Fall/Spring)
  • Integrated Skills Project (Summer) 
  • Business English (limited sessions)

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 Fall and Spring Class Schedules ~ Morning & Afternoon*
(*Students are placed into the morning or afternoon session based on the date that they applied. Afternoon classes are not regularly offered. They are offered depending on the number of students enrolled.)
Note: Summer Session is 9:00am - 2:30pm with no class on Fridays.

Weekly Schedule ~ Morning (Sample) Level 1 and Level 2
(Students are placed into the morning or afternoon session based on the date that they applied.)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00am - 10:50am

Grammar &
 Writing

9:00am - 10:50am

C C Pathways or
Business English

9:00am - 10:50am

Grammar &
 Writing

9:00am - 10:50am

C C Pathways or
Business English

9:00am - 10:50am

Grammar &
 Writing

11:00am -12:50pm

Reading &
Vocabulary

11:00am -12:50pm

Pronunciation / College Listening and Speaking

11:00am -12:50pm

Reading &
Vocabulary

11:00am -12:50pm

Pronunciation / College Listening and Speaking

11:00am -12:50pm

Reading &
Vocabulary


Weekly Schedule ~ Afternoon (Sample) Level 2
(Students are placed into the morning or afternoon session based on the date that they applied. Afternoon classes are not regularly offered. They are offered depending on the number of students enrolled.)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:00pm - 2:50pm

Grammar &
 Writing

1:00pm - 2:50pm

C C Pathways or
Business English

1:00pm - 2:50pm

Grammar &
 Writing

1:00pm - 2:50pm

C C Pathways or
Business English

1:00pm - 2:50pm

Grammar &
 Writing

3:00pm - 4:50pm

Reading &
Vocabulary

3:00pm - 4:50pm

Pronunciation / College Listening and Speaking

3:00pm - 4:50pm

Reading &
Vocabulary

3:00pm - 4:50pm

Pronunciation / College Listening and Speaking

3:00pm - 4:50pm

Reading &
Vocabulary

Fees and dates are subject to change without notice.

Guaranteed Admission to Grossmont College after ACE (no TOEFL required)

Students who complete an ACE session and fulfill the academic requirements in their ACE coursework are eligible to transfer to Grossmont College without a TOEFL score.

At the end of an ACE session, students are eligible to enroll in Grossmont College classes when they have
1. earned a combined 3.0 grade point average (4.0 GPA scale) 
OR
2. taken the Grossmont College ESL Assessment Test and placed into ESL 103 or higher

AND
3. showed continued academic progress with good attendance, and
4. completed the Grossmont College application process (ACE staff will assist).

ACE students eligible for Grossmont College transfer are considered to have skills equivalent to the 45 TOEFL iBT.

Grossmont College offers 16-week semester length courses and 8-week courses. At the time an ACE session ends, a Grossmont semester or session begins, making your transition to Grossmont an easy one.

ACE Spring and Summer Session students transfer directly to GC Fall Semester. ACE Fall Session students transfer directly to GC Spring Semester.

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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