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TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ESL Program

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
Tacoma Community College
International Student Services & Programs
6501 South 19th Street, Building 11, 2nd Floor
Tacoma, WA  98466 

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Host Institution: Tacoma Community College

Host City Size: 200,001 to 500,000

Year Established: 1965

Accreditations: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

 
Phone #: 253-566-5190

Fax #: 253-566-5190

E-Mail:

Website: http://www.tacomacc.edu

 
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
B:18532
LI:17532
I:15-17532
A:10-12532

* Other Course Type: ECP (English Conversation Program)

Additional Course Info: At intermediate level and above, students can take academic course(s)

 
Terms:
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month
10January
10March
8June
10September

Terms Additional Info: Summer session classes are very intensive.

Program Size: 200

Program Size, Summer: 100

Average Class Size: 20

Minimum Class Size: 10

Maximum Class Size: 30

Distribution:
RegionPercent
Africa5.00
Americas5.00
Asia75.00
Europe5.00
Middle East/North Africa5.00
Other5.00

Full-time Instructors: 6

Part-time Instructors: 4

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 15

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 6

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 4

Full-time Admin: 2

Part-time Admin: 2

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: Summer or any other quarter if J or B visa

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

 
Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: Admissions application for international students; financial statement for international students; 16 years of age; completion of 10th grade; proof of sufficient funds for first year of studies; $55 application fee

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: yes

Courses that can be Replaced: Various electives

Conditions: At intermediate level in IEP

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: yes

Maximum Credits Avail.: 35

Degree Levels: Undergraduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: yes

Academic Admissions Conditions: With satisfactory progress in ESL, students can begin academics at intermediate level

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: TCC ESL Placement Test

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: no

Articulation Agreement(s): no

 
Tuition:
TuitionWeeks
310610

Fees: $75

Insurance Cost: $366

Insurance Details: Students can use insurance from home country, if adequate, or purchase coverage at TCC.

Other Costs: 250-500 for books

Financial Aid Available: No

Campus Housing Assistance Available: no

Housing Cost Type: Room and Board

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: yes

Board Plan Availability: Board plan included in housing

Board Plan Costs: $475-625

Board Plan Weeks: 52

Board Plan Additional Info: For homestay: $475 per month for private room and breakfast; $625 per month for private room and all meals

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Academic Placement, Airport Meeting, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, Homestay, Host Family, Housing Assistance, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities, Visa/Tax Counseling

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