Recent Decisions

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

The following decisions were made at the April 2018 Commission meeting. These decisions are reflected in the complete list of CEA accredited programs and institutions.

Five-year initial accreditation
  • Central Michigan University English Language Institute IEP and Dual Program - Mt.  Pleasant, MI (programmatic)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology English Language Services - Chicago, IL (programmatic)
  • Learnet Academy English as a Foreign Language Program and TOEFL iBT Program - Los Angeles, CA (programmatic)
  • Unilatina Language Institute - Miramar, FL (institutional)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout ESL Institute - Menomonie, WI (programmatic)
One-year initial accreditation
  • Main Street Schoolhouse Language Institute - Hamilton, OH (institutional)
  • Northern Border University Department of English Language Skills Preparatory Intensive English Program- Arar, Saudi Arabia (general)
Initial accreditation of an additional branch through December 2019
  • ANELI (American National English Language Institute) Memphis- Memphis, TN (institutional)
  • ANELI (American National English Language Institute) Nashville- Nashville, TN (institutional)
  • Campus Education Downtown- New York, NY (institutional)
  • MILA (Miami International Language Academy) Orlando- Orlando, FL (institutional)
  • New Jersey English Center (NJEC)- Jersey City, NJ (institutional)
Four-year continued initial accreditation
  • American Harbor College ESL Program - Orange, CA (programmatic) 
  • Atlantis University Atlantis Language Institute - Miami, FL (programmatic)
  • Creighton University Intensive English Language Institute - Omaha, NE (programmatic)
  • Excel English Institute - Dallas, TX (institutional)
  • Santis Educational Services Intensive English Program - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (general)
Continued initial accreditation of an additional branch location
  • Internexus Provo - Provo, UT (institutional) (through August 2021)
  • Internexus San Diego - San Diego, CA (institutional) (through August 2021)
  • Open Hearts Language Academy - Orlando- Orlando, FL (institutional) (through April 2021)
  • Uceda School of Miami Beach - Miami Beach, FL (institutional) (through August 2021)
  • WSU Tri-Cities Intensive American Language Center - Richland, WA (programmatic) (through August 2021)
Ten-year reaccreditation
  • American Language Academy Greensboro -  Greensboro, NC (institutional)
  • FLS International at Boston Commons - Boston, MA (institutional)
  • FLS International at Chestnut Hill College - Philadelphia, PA (institutional)
  • FLS International at Citrus College - Glendora, CA (institutional)
  • FLS International at Saddleback College - Mission Viejo, CA (institutional)
  • FLS International at Tennessee Technological University - Cookeville, TN (institutional)
  • Gonzaga University English Language Center ESL Program- Spokane, WA (programmatic)
  • INTERLINK Language Center at Montana State University -Bozeman, MT (institutional)
  • INTERLINK Language Center at Seattle Pacific University - Seattle , WA (institutional)
  • International Mid Pac College - Honolulu, HI (institutional)
  • King Abdulaziz University English Language Institute Preparatory Year English Language Program - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  (general)
  • Learning Institute of Texas - Houston, TX (institutional)
  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Intensive English Programs - Monterey, CA (programmatic)
  • South Beach Languages - Miami Beach, FL (institutional)
  • University of Michigan-Flint English Language Program- Flint, MI (programmatic)
  • University of Northern Colorado Intensive English Program - Greeley, CO  (programmatic)
One-year reaccreditation
  • International Educational Services/Eurocentres San Diego - San Diego, CA  (institutional)
  • Sacred Heart University English Language Institute Intensive English Program - Fairfield, CT (programmatic)
  • University of Texas at Arlington English Language Institute English for Academic Purposes Program- Arlington, TX (programmatic)
  • Washington State University Intensive American Language Center (IALC) Main Academic English Program-Pullman, WA (programmatic)
Nine-year continued reaccreditation
  • Istanbul Technical University School of Foreign Languages English Preparatory Programs- Istanbul, Turkey (general)
  • Utah Valley University Intensive English Program- Orem, UT (programmatic)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg Campus Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute Intensive English Program - Blacksburg, VA (programmatic)
Other Commission Actions

Following CEA’s policies and procedures, the full Commission is required to review and vote to accept actions which are not accreditation decisions, including acceptance of a site’s notification of voluntary withdrawal. 

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation
  • Stephen F.  Austin State University English Language Institute- Nacogdoches, TX (programmatic)
Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
  • ILSC New York- New York, NY (institutional)
Withdrawal of accreditation due to loss of eligibility following loss of institutional accreditation
  • Georgia Christian University ESOL Program- Atlanta, GA (programmatic)
Placed on probation
  • Language Exchange International- Boca Raton, FL (institutional)

The Commission was notified of the following Executive Committee actions taken on behalf of the full Commission in the interim period between meetings. 

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
  • inlingua Ft. Lauderdale- Ft. Lauderdale, FL (institutional)
  • University Language Institute- Tulsa, OK (institutional)



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 Denial Actions contains information about denials and site responses.