English as a Second Language Non-Credit (ESLN)


To begin your registration for English as a Second Language Noncredit, please review the self-placement resources. Use these tools that allows students, in consultation with counselors or other faculty, to determine suitable classes for their educational goals.

Empower Your Education

If you are at least 18 years of age you may enroll in Non-Credit Programs at College of the Desert. After your application has been processed, you will receive an email containing your unique College of the Desert student ID number and student portal login credentials. All students are admitted to College of the Desert after an admissions application has been submitted. 

Applications take 1-2 business days to be processed and received by the Non-Credit Programs office. All new students must complete an online application. When a previous student misses one year of classes or more, a new application must be submitted.

For further questions regarding registration or the application, please email abepd@collegeofthedesert.edu For instructions on completing the online application, use the link below. 


ESLN Program Cost

Listed below are the mandatory student fees:

  • Non-Credit Registration/Tuition $0.00
  • Health Fee $19.00
  • Transportation Fee $25.00
  • Student Representation Fee $2.00

Some class textbooks are provided electronically and free of charge. 

If you wish to purchase your own, the instructor can provide you with information to purchase books.

**AB 1504 gives students the opportunity to opt out of the Student Representation Fee ($2.00). To opt out please complete the form by the listed date.