• Study ESL at local community college and enjoy the atmosphere of university life
  • Network with local American students through cultural exchange activities and classe
  • Safe and secured location - Orange County, California
  • Expert local staff with 24/7 support\
  • Health insurance included for emergency

GED & College Preparation Course

Have you always dreamed of studying in college or university in the U.S. but could not enter because you do not meet the high school graduate requirement? GED exam has opened the door to higher education for students that did not complete high school. GED & College Preparation courses in English Language Academy at Santa Ana College will be your getaway to higher education.
GED - General Education Development is an exam widely accepted in the US. The exam is to test whether the candidate has the U.S. or Canadian high school level academic skills. GED Exam includes five subjects - writing, reading, social studies, science and mathematics. Students who pass the GED exam will receive a diploma from U.S. Department of Education in California and will be eligible to attend US colleges and universities.
Student who participates in GED & College Preparation course in English Language Academy at Santa Ana College will study in a yearlong intensive ESL and GED courses for the TOEFL and GED exams. Student that successfully obtain the GED certificate and TOEFL score of 450 can be automatically transferred to the Santa Ana College or Santiago Canyon College and continue the road in higher education to accomplish their dreams of studying in USA.


  • 24 Class hours per week (Monday - Thursday)
  • ESL: Reading , listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar, and cultural instruction
  • GED: Writing, reading, social studies, science and mathematics

Participation Requirements:

  • Age: 16 - 17 years old
  • Health Status: Good
  • Travel Insurance: Required by at host institution 
  • Student Visa: Required
  • Term: Spring/Fall
  • Location: Orange County, California, USA
  • Accommodation: Homestay
  • Fee Included: Program Fee; Food - 2 meal/day; Accommodation; Learning Material and Supplies; Activity Fees; Local Supporting Fee
  • Fee Not Included: Travel Documents Fee; Transportation (Home Country); Airfare and Airport Fee; Travel Insurance


  • Application Form
  • Non-refundable processing fee of $300.00
  • TOEFL Score of 400 or IELTS score of 3.5
  • Recommendation letters from school official 
  • Affidavit of Support Form form the Sponsor
  • Bank Certification of $25,000.00
  • Physician's Report (Physical exam and TB test or chest X-rate) 


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