Why Choose Grossmont College?



San Diego's Best
Voted "San Diego's Best" by the San Diego Union-Tribune readers' poll


Students from Around the World
Grossmont College enrolls over 600 international students from about 80 different countries.


Free Application Process
There is no charge to apply to Grossmont College.


Low English Proficiency Requirement
The minimum score for admission to Grossmont College is TOEFL 450 paper-based / 45 internet-based, and IELTS 4.5.


Transfer Opportunities
Our international students transfer to many 4-year institutions, including UCSD, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. Grossmont College transfers more students to San Diego State University than any other community college. Grossmont College transfers more international students to UCSD than any other San Diego area community college. Visit our Transfer Center web page for more information on your transfer opportunities.


Higher Education Champions for Excellence in Transfer for 2016, ranked 9th out of 113 California Community Colleges in Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) transfers to California State Universities source


Excellent Teachers
The Grossmont College faculty are selected for their excellent teaching ability and their dedication to our students. Our classes are small " typically 25-40 students " which allows our teachers to provide individual attention.


Grossmont College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the California Community College Association.


Personal Service
The International Student Office is staffed with full-time counselors and specialists to help you with every aspect of your education. We'll help you enroll in the classes that match your English ability and your educational goals.


Low Cost
You can complete the first two years of a Bachelor's degree at Grossmont for a much lower cost than at a 4-year institution.

  • Grossmont College tuition per year: $8,516
  • California State University (CSU) tuition per year: $20,016 - Source
  • University of California (UC) tuition per year: $43,191 - Source
  • University of San Diego (USD) tuition per year: $52,864 - Source

Location, location, location
Grossmont is:

  • 20 minutes to San Diego beaches
  • 15 minutes to downtown area
  • 45 minutes to the mountains
  • 90 minutes to the desert

Fun Activities
Our International Student Club schedules many activities throughout the year. Some of our past events include camping in the desert, kayaking in San Diego Bay, and barbeques at the beach.



Questions about the admissions process, email grossmont.admissions@gcccd.edu


Meeting Options
  • Telephone: (669) 900-6833
  • From a desktop or mobile device: Zoom ID - 243 308 044


Related Resource

International Student Application