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Intensive English Academy 
Summer and Fall 2020 Global Access Program

In response to COVID-19, College of the Desert is offering all new summer and fall 2020 international students a $400 Global Access Scholarships for fulltime online enrollment in the Intensive English Academy (IEA).​  With these scholarships, and not incurring the expenses related to in-person enrollment (housing, insurance, travel, etc.), new IEA students will save approximately 50% by starting their fulltime ESL program online this summer or fall!


Summer 2020 Global Access IEA Package 

Total cost of $2,200 (scholarship included) provides: 
  • 8 weeks of fulltime academic ESL classes
  • 27 hours per week of live Zoom and Canvas-based instruction from college ESL instructors
  • Full access to college-based ESL online laboratory and learning programs
  • One-on-one tutoring from native English speakers
  • 24/7 student support services
  • English proficiency waiver for admission into a COD academic program upon completion of IEA level 3
  • Free Duolingo English Test access upon completion of IEA level 3
  • Academic and transfer counseling support
Fall 2020 Global Access IEA Package 

Total cost of $3,450 (scholarship included) provides: 
  • 16 weeks of fulltime academic ESL classes
  • 25 hours per week of live Zoom and Canvas-based instruction from college ESL instructors
  • Full access to college-based ESL online laboratory and learning programs
  • One-on-one tutoring from native English speakers
  • 24/7 student support services
  • English proficiency waiver for admission into a COD academic program upon completion of IEA level 3
  • Free Duolingo English Test access upon completion of IEA level 3
  • Academic and transfer counseling support

To complete the simplified online summer and fall 2020 College of the Desert International Student Application, please click here. 

Application Deadlines:
Summer 2020 Enrollment: June 12
Fall 2020 Enrollment: August 7

Additional Program Requirements:
Fulltime enrollment 
Payment of a non-refundable $250 program deposit
Completion of online orientation program
Full fee payment by specified deadlines

For more information, contact Cody McCabe, Director of International Education – cmccabe@collegeofthedesert.edu 

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