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2023-2024 Catalog SVC 
2023-2024 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

English Language Acquisition (ELA)

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Interested in learning or improving your English language skills? English Language Acquisition (ELA) provides English language instruction in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and college readiness. ELA prepares students for transition to High School Completion; College and Career Bridge; college certificate and degree programs; or employment. 

Who is eligible?

  • Any person with limited English skills who is age 19 or older, OR any individual who has graduated from high school, is eligible to enroll in ELA classes.  
  • Individuals age 16-18 who have not graduated from high school may enroll after providing a high school release form (obtainable from the high school were you currently live) or, if homeschooled, a notarized statement of homeschooling. 
  • Individuals with a student or au pair (F1, M1, or J1) visa 4 are not eligible and should contact the International Student Office for information on class options.

How to Register for Classes

Day and evening classes are available for beginning to advanced students. 

In-person assistance for registering is available at:

  • Mount Vernon Campus: Lewis Hall at the Admissions Desk.
  • Oak Harbor Campus: Old Main at the Admissions Desk.

What is the Cost?

ELA tuition is $25 per quarter. You may take more than one ELA class at no extra cost. A tuition waiver is available for those who meet income eligibility.

Contact Us

Mount Vernon Campus: 360.416.7640
Whidbey Island Campus: 360.679.5339

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