Recent Decisions

As required by CEA and U.S. Department of Education policy, accreditation decisions must be made public. These decisions are reflected in the complete list of CEA accredited programs and institutions.

The following notifications of closure were accepted by CEA effective September 15, 2017.


Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
  • ESL School at NYFA San Jose- San Jose, CA
  • FLS Las Vegas- Las Vegas, NV


The following decisions were made at the August 2017 Commission meeting. 

Five-year initial accreditation
  • Georgia Christian University ESOL Program-Atlanta, GA
  • Mount St. Mary's Seminary ESL Program- Emmitsburg, MD
  • University of Georgia Intensive English Program- Athens, GA
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha Intensive Language Program- Omaha, NE
One-year initial accreditation
  • Arkansas Tech University English Language Institute- Russellville, AR
  • Ferris State University West Michigan Intensive English Language Institute (WMELI)-Big Rapids, MI
  • University of Tabuk, Department of Languages and Translation, English Language Program- Tabuk, Saudi Arabia
  • Virginia International University 7-Week Intensive English Program- Fairfax, VA
Four-year continued initial accreditation
  • Aston International Academy- Austin, TX
  • Dallas Baptist University Intensive English Program- Dallas, TX
  • Saint Leo University Bridge Program- Saint Leo, FL
  • St. Petersburg College International Language Institute Intensive English Program- Clearwater, FL
  • Stratford University Language Institute English as a Second Language Program- Falls Church, VA
  • The Academy at Harvard Square English Institute- Cambridge, MA
  • University of Tennessee at Martin Tennessee Intensive English Program- Martin, TN
  • University of Texas at San Antonio Intensive English Program- San Antonio, TX
Continued initial accreditation of an additional branch location through December 2020
  • Harvest English Institute Orlando- Orlando, FL
  • International Education Center at Orange Coast College (IEC @ OCC)- Costa Mesa, CA
Ten-year reaccreditation
  • College of English Language San Diego- San Diego, CA
  • Michigan State University English Language Center Intensive English Program and English for Academic Purposes courses- East Lansing, MI
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Program in American Language Studies (PALS) Intensive English Program- Piscataway, NJ
  • University of Alabama English Language Institute Intensive English Program- Tuscaloosa, AL
  • University of Utah English Language Institute- Salt Lake City, UT
  • Yanbu English Language Institute- Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah, Saudi Arabia
One-year reaccreditation
  • Ball State University Intensive English Institute- Muncie, IN
  • California State University Long Beach American Language Institute Intensive English Program- Long Beach, CA
  • Drexel University English Language Center Intensive English Program and International Gateway Program- Philadelphia, PA
  • University at Buffalo, State University of New York English Language Institute Intensive English Program- Buffalo, NY
  • Western Illinois University Western's English As a Second Language (WESL) Institute- Macomb, IL
Nine-year continued reaccreditation
  • International English Institute- Nashville, TN
Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
  • American Language Communication Center Queens- Elmhurst, NY





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