The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program is designed for students whose first language is not English. The EAP program is located on the Mount Vernon Campus and is comprised of intensive and semi-intensive classes. Classes are credit-bearing, with each level of instruction providing between 10 and 20 credit hours per week, depending on placement. Mid-quarter entry is available for international students entering the intensive level offerings; otherwise, EAP courses follow the college quarterly schedule. Our focus includes teaching EAP, developing intercultural awareness, personal growth, and successful study skills. The program provides a warm and friendly environment where students can readily find support from instructors, tutors, staff and fellow students. Faculty members facilitate learning, mentor students, and provide meaningful opportunities to learn and practice English. The program also hosts the EAP Tutoring Center, for all international students needing assistance with their coursework.