Course Information

Is your English proficiency below the requirement for admission? You might be eligible for the Intensive Summer ESL Course! 

If you are hoping to attend De Anza College on an F-1 visa – but have not scored high enough* on one of the accepted English proficiency tests – you may be admitted in the next fall quarter after you successfully complete a summer preparatory course in English as a Second Language: ESL 244.

HOw to apply for Summer ESL

* Required Scores

Here the required scores to be eligible for the Summer ESL Course:

  • TOEFL iBT: 52-60
  • IELTS: 5.0-5.9
  • iTEP: 3.0-3.9
  • Duolingo: 90-94 DET

Course Restrictions

  • This course is only open to new F-1 visa students coming from outside the United States. Students transferring from another U.S. college or language school should apply for regular fall admission.
  • Students applying for the Summer ESL Course must also complete the International Student Application and intend to enroll full-time at De Anza after successfully completing ESL 244.

Course Advantages

This course will enable you to 

  • Continue your studies at De Anza in Fall quarter
  • Earn 10 units of credit
  • Get an early start on your studies and be better prepared for your academic courses at De Anza
  • Become familiar with the campus and adjust to the culture of De Anza and the surrounding area. 

Cost for the Course**

The cost of $2,500 USD includes:

  • $500 non-refundable administrative fees
  • $2,000 tuition & mandatory health insurance fees***
** This does not include textbooks, food, housing, or personal expenses.
*** The $2,000 for tuition and insurance are only refundable with written proof that your F-1 visa application was denied

Additional costs:

  • $75 USD non-refundable application fee
  • $75 USD express mail fee (if applicable)

2020 Schedule

Deadline to Apply

April 30

Welcome Day

June 24

Course Dates

June 29-Aug. 20 

  • Eight weeks
  • Monday-Thursday only
  • No class on Fridays

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