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 directory of CEA-accredited programs and institutions. The following decisions were made at the August 2022 Commission meeting.

Five-year initial accreditation
Divine Word College Intensive English Language Institute (IELI)- Epworth, IA (programmatic)
Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) Preparatory Program- Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia (general)
Ugarit Linguistic Institute- Tampa, FL (institutional)

One-year initial accreditation
Columbia College English as a Second Language Program- Vienna, VA (programmatic)
NYC Academy- Ridgefield, NJ (institutional)

Four-year continued initial accreditation
University of Tabuk Institute of Languages Department of English Language Skills (DELS)- Tabuk, Saudi Arabia (general)

Continued initial accreditation of an additional branch location through August 2024
UCEDA International Danbury, CT- Danbury, CT (institutional)

Ten-year reaccreditation
Aston International Academy- Austin, TX (institutional)
Internexus San Diego- San Diego, CA (institutional)
Mount St. Mary's Seminary ESL Program- Emmitsburg, MD (programmatic)
Shabaka Training Preparatory Year Deanship English Program at King Faisal University- Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia (general)
University of San Diego English Language Academy Intensive English Language Program- San Diego, CA (programmatic)

One-year reaccreditation
Dallas Baptist University Intensive English Program- Dallas, TX (programmatic)
Internexus Orlando (formerly Antares Language Center)- Orlando, FL (institutional)

9-year continued reaccreditation
ELCI Salt Lake City- Salt Lake City, UT (institutional)
Miami International Language Academy (MILA)- Sunny Isles Beach, FL (institutional)
OISE Boston (Oxford Intensive School of English)- Boston, MA (institutional)
The Academy at Harvard Square English Institute- Cambridge, MA (institutional)
Internexus Provo- Provo, UT (institutional)

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
FLS International Chestnut Hill College- Philadelphia, PA (institutional)
FLS International Saddleback College- Mission Viejo, CA (institutional)

Placed on probation
Main Street Schoolhouse Language Institute- Hamilton, OH (institutional)


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

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation
Trinity International College- Irvine, CA (institutional) eff. 5/14/2022

Note: The following decision was made at the September 2022 virtual Commission meeting.

Initial accreditation of an additional branch location through April 2024
USA English Language Center Florida – Miami Beach, FL (institutional)


Executive Committee actions
The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the Commission in the period between meetings. The Executive Committee accepted the notification of voluntary withdrawal for the sites listed below. 

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation
Taylor University Institute for English Language Studies– Upland, IN (programmatic)  eff. 9/19/2022
Stratford Language Institute – Alexandria, VA (institutional) eff. 9/28/2022
Iowa State University Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP)- Ames, IA (programmatic) eff. 11/25/2022



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December 2014

See the Denial Actions page for information about denials and site responsive comments, if applicable.