Community ESL Program (No I-20 Issued)

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What is it?

These are cost effective and fun ESL classes for the local community to improve general English skills. Community ESL classes are non-credit and non-graded; hence BC is unable to issue I-20s for F-1 students for this program. However, F-1 students may sign up for these as supplemental classes provided that they remain full-time in their I-20 program (e.g., intensive ESL or IBP programs).

For Whom?

Non-native English speakers who already live in the local community and wish to learn English in a non-academic setting. Students already have a valid immigration status and do not need an I-20 form from BC to remain legally in the US.

How long?

Program runs on a quarterly basis, about 10 weeks.

How many hours per day?

Instructional hours vary depend on a course. Most of them meet between one and four hours per week.

Age Requirements

17 years of age with completed underage waivers.

Quarterly Tuition and Fees:

Tuition range is anywhere from $225 to $375, plus fees.

Payment Due Date:

Payment is due upon registration.

Payment Methods:

Visa, MasterCard, Money Orders, Traveler’s Check, or Cash. Payment can be made via online or in person at the Cashiering office.

Important notes:

Community Programs refund policy: 100% refund for withdrawals before the 2nd class meeting; 50% refund for withdrawals before the 3rd class meeting; 0% refund for withdrawals after the 10th day of BC quarter. For questions about ESL Community program refunds, please call 425-564-2411.