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Spring Academic Bridge 2021 @ OCC

Academic Pathway Program for International Students


The OCC Spring 2021 Academic Bridge Program will be delivered online. 

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IEC@OCC’s Academic Bridge program is ideal for students ready to transition to an American college. Academic Bridge students take two classes at Orange Coast College and receive six college credits. In this comprehensive program, students benefit from the support and guidance of qualified staff, attend workshops, and have access to IEC@OCC social activities.

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Academic Bridge Program Details

Students in the Academic Bridge program:

  • Take two classes at Orange Coast College (classes are pre-selected)
  • Earn six total credits for transfer to a California State University or University of California institution
  • Includes student workshops (Counseling Info, Time Management, etc.)
  • Attend Success Series workshops that focus on how to excel at an American college or university (topics include time management, how to become involved on campus, leadership, and student government)
  • Have access to all IEC@OCC organized activities, such as virtual campus tours and social events
  • Receive early registration for the upcoming OCC Semester

Academic Bridge Dates and Prices 

2021 Spring BRIDGE

  • Application Deadline: Friday, March 19
  • Mandatory Orientation: April 1
  • Classes Start: April 5
  • Classes End: May 27
  • Program includes two classes/6 Units:
    • Music A100 (Music Appreciation): 6-8 PM* Tuesday & Thursday
    • Psychology A100 (Intro to Psychology): 6-8* PM Mon & Wed
  • Cost: $2,076 (tuition only)**

*All times are shown in Pacific Standard Time (PST)
** Deposit - $400 at the time of application

2021 OCC Summer SEMESTER

  • Application deadline: April 23
  • Classes begin: June 14
  • Classes finish: August 20

*Subject to change

Academic Bridge Requirements

  • Students must be 18 years of age or a high school graduate. 
  • Official proof of English proficiency: IEC@OCC Advanced B, TOEFL iBT 61, IELTS 5.5 or iTEP 3.5 required

How to Apply

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