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COLLEGE OF THE DESERT

Intensive English Academy (IEA)

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
43-500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, CA  92260 

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Host Institution: College Of The Desert

Host City Size: Up to 50,000

Year Established: 1998

Accreditations: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

 
Phone #: 760-776-7238

Fax #: 760-862-1361

E-Mail:

Website: http://www.collegeofthedesert.edu/students/is/Pages/applicants.aspx

Application Contact Info: Cody McCabe; IEP Director; cmccabe@collegeofthedesert.edu
 
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
B:255varies
I:255varies
A:255varies
B:275varies
I:275varies
A:275varies

* Other Course Type: Courses include field trips in the local area allowing students to practice their English skills

Additional Course Info: Students will work with the computer aided instruction and language lab facilities. Instructors include field trips for real world English experience.

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
University Preparation25
University Preparation27

ESP Additional Info: Courses are designed to prepare students for university/community college entry.

 
Terms:
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month
8February
16February
16April
8April
8June
8August
16August
16October
8October

Terms Additional Info: Students can study at any entry date. The shortest time of study is 8 weeks; the longest time of study is 1 year.

Program Size: 30

Program Size, Summer: 20

Average Class Size: 8

Minimum Class Size: 4

Maximum Class Size: 15

Distribution:
RegionPercent
Americas25.00
Asia40.00
Europe35.00

Full-time Instructors: 0

Part-time Instructors: 6

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

Full-time Admin: 3

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: Available for students on visa waiver, B and J visa students if incidental to study. Such students can choose 1-2 classes for 8 weeks.

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: MELAB

 
Admissions: All Applicants

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

Other Visa Forms Issued - Details: The I-20 is issued by College of the Desert. I-20's are issued for the requested time of study and can include continued academic study at College of the Desert.

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: no

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: no

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: no

Academic Admissions Conditions: Upon completion of Level 3 at the IEA program; submission of required documents

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: no

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Students who complete Level 3 at the IEA program will have the TOEFL requirement waived.

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: no

Articulation Agreement(s): yes

Articulation Agreement Details: The IEA is owned and operated by College of the Desert which is a 2 year community college

 
Tuition:
TuitionWeeks
21008
385016
25508 summer
980040

Fees: $30

Insurance Cost: $550

Insurance Details: Insurance costs vary depending on enrollment period. The above is for a 16-week session.

Other Costs: Approx. $200 for books per level; misc. costs estimated at $700 per 16-week session;

Campus Housing Assistance Available: no

Housing Costs: $3000

Housing Weeks: 16

Housing Cost Type: Room and Board

Additional Housing Info: Program staff assists with homestay placements and finding local apartments

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: yes

Board Plan Availability: Board plan included in housing

Board Plan Costs: $775

Board Plan Weeks: 4

Board Plan Additional Info: Local apartment rentals readily available; cost of rent varies

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

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