• Application Deadline
  • 3 months
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If you have an intermediate or advanced level of English, you can take the the online ALCP program. This program will help you build the specific English skills you need to study at an American university. The program is designed for students unable to obtain a language school visa, but who need ESL before applying to a U.S. university. Once you finish the coursework, you have the opportunity to come to Dominguez Hills and take two University courses along with ESL Transition Courses to prepare to become a full-time University student. Upon successful completion of this pathway program a student will earn a TOEFL waiver towards the University.


California State University, Dominguez Hills is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 3 months
    • Duration description

      16 weeks

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Sample Schedule:

Mondays and Wednesdays

  • Conversation and Listening 
  • Elective
  • Lunch
  • Writing
  • Tutoring

Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • Grammar
  • Elective
  • Lunch
  • Reading Comprehension


  • Field trips and other special activities


ESL students with academic or professional goals, including passing the TOEFL for entrance into an American university.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

No English proficiency is necessary. Qualified students from outside the U.S. are eligible for a student visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2600 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2600 USD per semester and a duration of 3 months.
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Living costs for Carson

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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