Upcoming Reviews


In accordance with §602.23 of US Federal Regulations for accrediting agencies, a recognized accrediting agency must provide public notice that an institution or program is being considered for accreditation and must provide an opportunity for third-party comment. Comments are taken into consideration by the Commission in making an accreditation decision. More information about making comments is available at the bottom of this page.  

The Commission will review the following programs and language institutions at its August 2017 meeting. Comments must be submitted to CEA in writing prior to July 21, 2017.

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

August 2017

April 2017

December 2016

August 2016

April 2016

December 2015

August 2015

April 2015

December 2014

What kind of comments may I make?

Comments are voluntary. They may support the candidate’s application or question its compliance with the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions, which can be found on the web site. In all cases, comments should relate to the program or institution’s compliance with the CEA Standards and should be based on your understanding of the program or institution’s ability to meet its mission.

What happens to comments?

The Commission will review your comments as part of its evaluation of a program or institution’s compliance with the CEA Standards. In order for the Commission to give full consideration to your comments, we must receive them at least two weeks prior to the meeting.

Where should I submit my written comments?

By postal mail:
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
1001 N. Fairfax St., Suite 630
Alexandria, VA 22314
By email:
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