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California Residents
To become an ESL student at Orange Coast College, just follow these easy steps:
  1. Complete an online application. Go to our home page and click on apply now. (If you're not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, also contact the International Student Center.)
  2. You will receive an acceptance email in 3-5 business days. After you receive your confirmation email click on the link to make an appointment for your ESL placement test.
  3. Pick up your test results. Your test report will tell you which classes are right for you.
  4. Register for Classes online on or after your registration appointment time.
You must complete the assigned lower-level course before taking the higher-level course.  For example, you cannot take ESL 021 and 035 or ESL 026 and 031 at the same time.  See Course and Reading Levels. In case you have questions, please contact Prof. Greg Conner at (714) 432-5717 or Prof. Tamar Goldmann at (714) 432-5595. (You may want to verify this contact information with the ESL department)