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 April 2024 Commission meeting.

One-year initial accreditation
Language Systems International (LSI) Downtown Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA (institutional)
Language Systems International (LSI) Orange County - Placentia, CA (institutional)
Saint John Vianney College Seminary English for Academic Purposes Program (EAP) - Miami, FL (programmatic)

Initial accreditation of an additional branch location through December 2025
American English Academy Boston - Miami, FL (institutional)
Beckfield College ESL Program - Florence, KY (programmatic)
Language On West Palm Beach - West Palm Beach, FL (institutional)

Four-year continued initial accreditation
Istinye University Foreign Languages Department English Preparatory Program - Istanbul, Turkey (general)
Professional and Collegiate English (PACE) International Academy - Orem, UT (institutional)

Ten-year reaccreditation
Language On Miami - Miami, FL (institutional)
Language On Orlando - Orlando, FL (institutional)
Wilkes University English Language Center - Wilkes Barre, PA (programmatic)

Nine-year continued reaccreditation
Excel English Institute - Richardson, TX (institutional)
United Language Institute - Miramar, FL (institutional)

Expiration (effective April 30, 2024)
ESL Academy Charlestown - Charlestown, MA (institutional)
University of Wisconsin Stout ESL Institute - Menomonie, WI (programmatic)

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation 
University of South Florida English Language Programs - Tampa, FL (programmatic)
Utah Valley University Intensive English Program - Orem, UT (programmatic)

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
Uceda School of West New York - West New York, NJ (institutional)

Placed on probation
Al Faisal International Academy - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (general)
CCLS (Cultural Center for Language Studies) Orlando - Orlando, FL (institutional)
Taif University English Language Centre - Taif, Saudi Arabia (general)

Probation continued
Flow Language School - Atlanta, GA (institutional)

Show Cause removed
Columbia School of English - Portland, OR (institutional)


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

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation
University of Idaho American Language and Culture Program - Moscow, ID (programmatic) - eff. 1/12/2024
University of Maryland Maryland English Institute Intensive English Program - College Park, MD (programmatic) - eff. 2/15/2024
University of North Texas Intensive English Language Institute - Denton, TX (programmatic) - eff. 2/15/2024
Wayne State University English Language Institute - Detroit, MI (programmatic) - eff. 1/17/2024

Executive Committee actions
The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the full Commission in the period between meetings. The Executive Committee accepted the following notifications on the dates specified below.

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation
Language Consultants International (LCI) Denver - Denver, CO (institutional) - eff. 06/11/2024
Massachusetts International Academy - Marlborough, MA (institutional) - eff. 05/22/2024
University of West Virginia Intensive English Program - Morgantown, WV (programmatic) - eff. 05/09/2024

Placed on Show Cause
AlFaisal International Academy - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (general) - eff. 05/22/2024
Taif University English Language Centre - Taif, Saudi Arabia (general) - eff. 05/22/2024

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December 2020

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December 2019

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December 2018

August 2018

April 2018

December 2017

August 2017

April/May 2017

December 2016


Additional archives

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