Fully Accredited Institution; “WASC
”: Western Association of Schools and Colleges. GCC founded in 1927; one of the oldest of CA community colleges; Over 85 years of "Educational Excellence."
Semester system (16 weeks). FALL Semester
begins end of Aug. SPRING Semester
begins mid-February. “Summer Session” (end of June to
end of July); along with short-term “Winter Inter-Session” in early January. "New" International students applying directly from overseas should only apply for FALL or SPRING Semesters. The short-term Sessions offer very limited class scheduling for "new" students and are best designed for "continuing students."
High School transcripts & Diploma; minimum of 2.0 or "C" grade point average if transferring directly from U.S.-based College or University. TOEFL
score min. “45” on iBT; or IELTS
“band score” of 4.5 to 5.0 – if English is Not your first language of instruction. Also, Affidavit of Support Form/Bank Statement, and one-page personal essay. ["Conditional Acceptance Letter" option for those students without TOEFL or IELTS, and entering on the Glendale "Language Training"/Credit ESL immigration documents].
Application Deadlines (for overseas Applicants):
July 1 for FALL
Semester; December 1 for SPRING
Semester; [May 15th for “Summer Session” -- Summer only
for students "transferring"
inside the U.S. with current/valid Form I-20.] Deadlines may be flexible; check with International Student Office.
Campus & Facilities:
Hillside/scenic, high tech. & modern campus of 100 acres and over 20 buildings, positioned on the slopes of the “San Rafael Mountains” – overlooking downtown City of Glendale and parts of Greater Los Angeles skyline & metro area. Safe, suburban location in ideal residential neighborhood of homes. City of Glendale has been referred to as "Jewel City" within Southern California.
Associate in Arts (A.A
.), Associate in Science (A.S
.); along with short-term “Certificate” programs with special permission for Internationals. Total of 75 Academic Majors listed; fully “transferable” to four-year universities.
16,000 students total; includes 600 International visa students (each Semester) from over 50 countries. Top Countries represented include: S. Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Armenia and Brazil.
Full-time & part-time faculty instructors – who have earned Master’s and Doctoral degrees in their chosen discipline. Small classes (avg. class size of 25 to 30 students), seminars, and modern computer/science labs.
Off-campus housing includes apartments, guest houses and American host families or “Homestay” options – via Homestay Placement Company (ISP).
Note: on-campus housing or dormitory facilities are Not available. [For Homestays contact: info@ISPHomestays.com
; Web site
Major Fields of Study: 75 Academic Majors leading to Associate Degrees
. Popular fields of study include: Accounting, Animation Design, Arts/Fine Arts, Aviation (Flight Attendant); Business Administration, Computer Science/Information Systems, Culinary Arts (with Hotel/Hospitality); Dance, Graphic Design, Mass Communications, Music, R.N.Nursing, Natural/Physical Sciences, Theatre & Performing Arts. [Certificate options in many Academic Depts; refer to GCC Catalog in PDF
Setting and Climate/Weather:
Small-city/suburban atmosphere within Greater Los Angeles metro area. City of Glendale has approx. 210,000 residents. Residential, safe neighborhood community located 10 miles (approx. 15 to 20 kilometers) northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Weather: “temperate” dry climate most months – ranging from 15 degrees Celsius in winter months, to 35 degrees Celsius in summer months.
Transfer Rate to Universities:
Glendale Community College traditionally has one of the highest “transfer rates”
within the California system of community colleges. Most Glendale College students (following completion of the Associate Degree and min. of 60 units of semester credit) transfer to the various campuses comprising the California State University (CSU
) system, or the University of California (UC
) system. Also, “transfer agreements”
with many 'private' institutions include: University of Southern California (USC), Loyola Marymount U., Pepperdine U. & Occidental College -- among other Regionally Accredited institutions.
Tuition & Fees/Living Expenses:
Tuition & Fees (Academic Year 2016-17
): $6,385 USD
(full-time; two semesters). Estimated off-campus living expenses: $12,000 USD. Total costs for bank statement = $20,800 USD
. Note: above costs are subject to periodic/annual changes
. [Please plan your budget accordingly]. Tuition/Fees are paid per Semester upon registration. "Advanced Deposit" Not required
INFORMATION & APPLICATION MATERIALS:
International Student Office (new Bldg., "Sierra Vista" 3rd Fl., by Summer/Fall '17)
GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1500 North Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208-2894 USA
Ph: 1+ 818-240-1000, Ext
. 5439, 6645
FAX: 1+ 818-240-1345
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