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Glendale Community College

Glendale Community College

Glendale Community College



The faculty Glendale Community College, Founded in 1927 and accredited by the Association of West Colleges Schools (WASC, acronym in English), it is a community college in the state universities of California system that offers two-year courses. The Glendale CC offers the degrees of "Associate in Arts and Associate in Science" and professional short courses for qualified students.

The Glendale has one of the highest transfer rates of community college system in California; many students attend college to attend the first two years of an undergraduate degree before transferring to a competitive four-year university. It currently has 15,000 students and 600 coming from other countries on a student visa. complete support and guidance, and a flexible admission policy are available as part of the department's programs for international students. The College accepts candidates from all over the world.

"Fast Data"

  • School two years mixed public
  • 15,000 students including 600 international students from 50 countries
  • Accreditation: West Colleges Schools Association (WASC)
  • Located in a small town (safe and hospitable); 16 km north of downtown Los Angeles
  • Degrees offered: Associate in Arts, Associate in Science (60 units) and professional courses. English Courses (ESL) constituting credit available for new students
  • Admission requirements: completion of high school or middle "C" (average 2.0 gpa) if transferring from a US college or university and a personal statement
  • TOEFL: 450 on the printed version or 45 on iBT exam. Or IELTS (examination of the British Council) with a 4.5 score
  • Tuition and Fees (Academic Year: 2016-2017): US $ 6,385. Course fee for "non-resident" = US $ 205 per unit
  • estimated expenses the cost of living (off-campus, for 10 months): $ 12,000
  • academic calendar: semiannual System (periods of 16 weeks) and "sessions" short-term. The fall semester begins in early September; The spring semester begins in mid February; the winter session begins in early January; the summer session begins in late June
  • Average size of classes: 25 to 30 students
  • Teachers and instructors have master's and doctoral
  • English as a second language are counted as credits that can be used in the course of graduation. The course includes advanced teaching of grammar skills, writing, speaking and listening
  • The most popular courses are: Arts and Animation Design, Aviation (with a concentration in Flight Attendant), Business Administration, Communication, Cooking, Computer Science / Information Systems, Hotel Management and Restaurants, Music, Nursing, Theater , TV Production and Visual Arts. There are 75 courses in total.
  • modern and high-tech campus located on a hillside of 40 hectares with 18 permanent buildings

Academic courses

The Glendale Community College has served Glendale and the surrounding area since 1927 where he acquired an excellent reputation for academic excellence that meets the needs of a changing world. As a duly recognized institution, Glendale CC offers a wide range of academic courses, vocational, and short courses. And more than 75 higher education offering associate degree, along with a wide selection of general education courses -allowing students the opportunity to complete the requirements of the first two years of college to be able to transfer to the third year of a university . This allows international students to save time and money on his education in the United States.

International students of Glendale have individual meetings with student mentors that help them with their academic plans and the general orientation skills needed to succeed, and help them in the selection of materials as full-time students (12 credits per semester) .

The academic education in college is offered in small, personalized classes; convenient time with day and evening classes that rely on the latest technology, equipment, laboratories and modern teaching methods.

Admission Requirements

International students must submit the following documents in order to apply for F-1 visa: (1) International Registration form of GCC and processing fee of $ 60 (2) Official transcript translated into English (3) Statement of financial support and bank statement showing a balance of US $ 20,800 - total cost for an academic year or 10 months (4) minimum TOEFL score of 450 (printed version) or 45 in the new iBT exam (5) Statement / personal essay

Admission Request periods (International Students)

  • Autumn semester (September) = July 1
  • spring semester (February) = December 01

Please note: The deadlines can be flexible please contact the International Student Office for details.


Location and Climate

The Glendale Community College is located in Glendale, a safe residential community about ten miles (20 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles.

With a mix of modern and traditional, the Glendale College is within a beautiful campus in the hills of the mountains of San Rafael where you see the valleys of Glendale and parts of the Los Angeles skyline. Its campus consists of 40 hectares and 18 buildings among which are the new complex "Science Center" and a planetarium and the newly remodeled library / student center, a snack bar and facilities for cooking.

Other services and amenities include a renovated library, several laboratories computers, student health center, transfer center, math center / science, advanced technology center, auditorium for performing arts, art students display, gym and Athletics track.

The City of Glendale has a population of 200,000 inhabitants. The weather in Southern California is generally temperate and warm all year round, with average temperatures ranging from 15 ° C in the winter months at 35 ° C in summer.

The International Student Life

All beginners international students are required to attend a special orientation before the fall and spring semesters. It is recommended that students arrive at least two weeks before the start of classes to receive special counseling, do test and develop the syllabus. Students are welcomed by the rector of the college, several teachers, employees and representatives of insurance companies. They receive detailed instructions and assistance in the registration process. All relevant regulations and immigration procedures are explained in detail. A placement test is available for those students who could not take the test before orientation. Information on housing off-campus is offered to students interested in apartments or who want to live with a partner or perhaps with a host American family.

The international student population of Glendale is an active and integral part of the college community. Cultural and social activities include the International Students Association related to student government, and the "International Week" annual spring - complete with a fashion show, world music, cultural exhibits, fair and typical food dinner dance. The International Office also promotes various "field trips" to local attractions of Southern California.


  • Glendale

    1500 North Verdugo Road , 91208-2894, Glendale