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Academic Bridge

Academic Pathway Program for International Students


The OCC Fall 2020 Academic Bridge Program will be delivered online. 

Interested in attending a demo class to learn more about the Academic Bridge Program? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any class schedule questions. 

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 and teaching aides, 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
  • Receive the support of Study Aides who host daily study sessions to review class content
  • 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 campus tours and social events
  • Receive early registration for the upcoming OCC Semester

Academic Bridge 2020 Dates and Prices

2020 fall BRIDGE

  • Application Deadline: September 30
  • Mandatory Orientation: October 16
  • Classes Start: October 19
  • Classes End: December 20
  • Program includes:
    • *Dance 200 (3 units)
    • *Psychology 100 (3 units)
  • Cost: Tuition $2,900

2021 OCC Spring SEMESTER

  • Application deadline: TBA
  • Classes begin January 30*
  • OCC Spring Break (no classes): TBA
  • Classes finish May 29*

*Subject to change

Academic Bridge Requirements

  • Fall 2020 Bridge Application
  • 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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