Grossmont College / ACE Program

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $1,000—$5,000 Session

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    Intensive English Program

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    English Language (ESL)

  • Setting


  • Accreditation and Certification

    CEA, EnglishUSA Member, WASC

  • Type of Housing

    Homestay, Apartment

  • Social Media

ACE Prepares You for College and University Transfer

American Collegiate English (ACE) is an intensive English program that prepares international students to attend Grossmont College and other prestigious institutions of higher education. ACE students may transfer to Grossmont College without a TOEFL score.

Grossmont College is a two-year public community college. Students can earn a Certificate or 2-year Associate Degree in their field of study. After two years of study at Grossmont, students may transfer to a university to complete a 4-year Bachelor Degree (2+2 program) or work in their field of study.

ACE Schedule and Classes

ACE offers 14-week sessions beginning in August and January, and an intensive 8-week session beginning in June. The specific start and end dates can be found at Click on the link that says "Classes, Schedule, and Program Cost."

Each session consists of twenty hours per week of English instruction in academic writing and reading, grammar, vocabulary, listening and speaking including pronunciation and presentation skills, college success, and career exploration. ACE class sizes are small, which allows for more individualized instruction.

Guaranteed Admission to Grossmont College

When you successfully complete an ACE session and fulfill the academic requirements in your ACE coursework, you are eligible to enroll in credit courses at Grossmont College.

At the end of an ACE session, you may enroll in Grossmont College classes when you have:

  1. earned a combined grade point average of 3.0, OR
  2. taken the Grossmont College ESL Assessment Test and placed into ESL 103 or higher.

Grossmont College’s American Collegiate English (ACE) program provides international students with intermediate-level English instruction and TOEFL waiver to Grossmont College. The ACE program offers three different start times throughout the year. Sessions are 14 or 8 weeks long and can be combined with other sessions. Classes focus on communication skills, grammar, academic writing, reading, vocabulary, college success, and career exploration.

Grossmont College / ACE Program

8800 Grossmont College Drive
El Cajon CA 92020
P: 619-644-7293
CEA EnglishUSA Member
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