Orange County, California

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Current IEC@OCC Students 

  1. Current California travel recommendations
  2. Academic Calendars
  3. Referral bonus program: get a reward for referring a friend to IEC!
  4. Meet the IEC interns!

Information for New Students:

IEC@OCC assists students as they adjust to their new life in the United States. Ask our staff if you have any questions! Here are guides to some of the more commonly asked questions.

Maintaining Status: 

Make sure you meet all the requirements to keep your student visa in status. Download the Maintaining Status document for more information.

Tuition Fees and Payment Deadlines: 

Download the 2024 IEC@OCC Tuition Payment Form.

Academic English Program Fees
Application Fee One-time fee $100
Express mail
(mandatory for all applications mailed to an international address)*
One-time fee $50
Activities Fee Per 8-week session $80
Medical Insurance Per 8-week session $250
Tuition for Academic English Program 8-week session $3400 
Tuition for Academic English Program 16-week session $6420
Tuition for Academic English Program 24-week session $9460
Tuition for Academic English Program  32-week session   $12140 

Academic Calendar & Progression Planner: 


2024 IEC@OCC English Program Dates

Session Class Dates Orientation Dates
1 January 8 - February 22 January 5
2 February 26 - April 11 February 22
3 April 22 - June 12 April 18
4 June 24 - August 8 June 20
5 August 26 - October 17 August 22 
6 October 21 - December 12 October 17


2024 IEC@OCC English Program Tuition & Fees

  • One session tuition fee: $3,400
  • Activity (required fee): $80 per session
  • IEC@OCC application fee (non-refundable): $100
  • Mandatory medical insurance per 8-week session (cost varies between $225 - $310) 
Fees to be paid based on the number of sessions selected
Number of Sessions Activity fee Tuition TOTAL Your Savings!
1 session $80 $3400 $3480*  
2 sessions $160 $6420 $6580* (save $380)
3 sessions $240 $9460 $9700*  (save $740) 
4 sessions $320 $12,140 $12,460* (save $1460)

 *does not include application fee ($100) and mandatory medical insurance (cost varies between $225 - $310 per 8-week session) 


  • January 15, Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. (no classes)
  • February 19, Monday, Washington’s Day Holiday (no classes)
  • April 12 - April 21, Spring Break
  • May 27, Memorial Day Holiday (no classes)
  • June 13 - June 23, Early Summer Break
  • July 4 Holiday, Tuesday (no classes)
  • August 9 - August 25,  Late Summer Breaks 
  • September 2, Monday, Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
  • November 11, Veterans Day Observed
  • November 27, Thanksgiving Holiday (1/2 day)
  • November 28, Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes)
  • Dec 13, 2024 - Jan 6, 2025, Winter Break (current students)

*Fees may vary for each session. Visit the medical insurance page for details.
**Mandatory for all applications mailed to an international address

Interpretation Scales:

For information on the skills students learn in IEC@OCC classes, view or download our Interpretation Scales: 

Medical Information:

All IEC@OCC students have health care. Visit the IEC@OCC Medical Insurance page for information about healthcare options and answers to healthcare FAQs. Students can also download the Healthcare FAQs and the OCC Health Insurance brochure

How to Print the I-94:

Download IEC@OCC’s instructions for printing the I-94 form. To print the I-94 Form, visit the I-94 Official Website.

California Driver’s License Information:

Download instructions for how to get a California driver’s license.

Change of Address Forms:

Did you move? Download the Change of Address Form.

Student Handbook:

The IEC@OCC Student Handbook contains useful information for IEC@OCC students, including important dates, classroom policies, information about our classes and levels of instruction, how to get a bank account in the U.S, and more. 

Social Media:

Visit IEC@OCC’s social media sites!

After IEC@OCC (Orange Coast College):

IEC@OCC is located on the campus of Orange Coast College. After successfully completing courses at IEC@OCC, students who wish to attend college in the U.S. then continue with classes at Orange Coast College. Contact IEC@OCC for more information about attending classes at Orange Coast College and the transfer agreements OCC has with many colleges and universities.