Dates and Fees

 

 

Session Session Length Dates Beginning Dates Ending Application Fee  Tuition

ON CAMPUS*
Spring 2023

 

14 weeks January 25 May 12 $125

$3,150**

 

ON CAMPUS*
Summer 2023


8 weeks June 1 July 27 $125 $1,675**


ON CAMPUS*

Fall 2023 

14 weeks August 24 December 1 $125 $3,150**

 

The 2022 and 2023 sessions are fully back on campus (face to face). 


** Full tuition is due on the first day of the session (Orientation Day). Tuition does not include the cost for textbooks or medical insurance. The estimated cost of textbooks and online programs needed for ACE classes is $100. The estimated cost of medical insurance in the U.S. is $50-100 per month, depending on the plan. Parking is currently free.

 

Refund Policy: The application fee is nonrefundable. 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 
  • American Pronunciation
  • College Listening and Speaking (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 Summer and Fall 2022 Sessions will be Monday through Thursday, 9:00am - 2:30pm, with no class on Fridays. There is a 50-minute lunch break.


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.

 

ACE Fall and Spring Sessions - Class Schedules ~ Morning & Afternoon
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

American Pronunciation

9:00am - 10:50am

Grammar &
 Writing

9:00am - 10:50am

American Pronunciation

9:00am - 10:50am

Grammar &
 Writing

11:00am -12:50pm

Reading &
Vocabulary

11:00am -12:50pm

College Listening and Speaking

11:00am -12:50pm

Reading &
Vocabulary

11:00am -12:50pm

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

American Pronunciation

1:00pm - 2:50pm

Grammar &
 Writing

1:00pm - 2:50pm

American Pronunciation

1:00pm - 2:50pm

Grammar &
 Writing

3:00pm - 4:50pm

Reading &
Vocabulary

3:00pm - 4:50pm

College Listening and Speaking

3:00pm - 4:50pm

Reading &
Vocabulary

3:00pm - 4:50pm

 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. Over 90% of ACE students can transfer to Grossmont after one ACE session.

 

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 105 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. Your transition to Grossmont is easy, and ACE will assist you every step of the way!

 

Apply now! Questions? Contact ace.grossmont@gcccd.edu

Apply Online or download paper ACE Application Form