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 sites

The following decisions were made at the December 2020 meeting of the Commission.

Five-year initial accreditation
Bunker Hill Community College Intensive English Program- Boston, MA (programmatic)
Northwestern Polytechnic University Intensive English Program- Fremont, CA (programmatic)
Tennessee State University Intensive English Program- Nashville, TN (programmatic)

One-year initial accreditation
New York General Consulting- New York, NY (institutional)
USA English Language Center- San Diego, CA (institutional)

Initial accreditation of an additional branch location through August 2022
American English Center Los Angeles- Los Angeles, CA (institutional)
American English Center New York- New York, NY (institutional)
AmLotus, LLC Flushing- Flushing, NY (institutional)

Four-year continued initial accreditation
ABA Language Institute- Melrose Park, PA (institutional)
High Expectations LLC- Malden, MA (institutional)
Notre Dame of Maryland University English Language Institute- Baltimore, MD (programmatic)
Trinity International College- Irvine, CA (institutional)

Ten-year reaccreditation
Albert Career School- Elkins Park, PA (institutional)
LIC/LISMA Language Center Long Island- Albertson, NY (institutional)
Saginaw Valley State University English Language Program- University Center, MI (programmatic)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Intensive English Institute- Champaign, IL (programmatic)

One-year reaccreditation
East Carolina University East Carolina University Language Academy- Greenville, NC (programmatic)

Nine-year continued reaccreditation
Language Exchange International- Boca Raton, FL (institutional)
Universidad Nacional Autónoma De México (UNAM - San Antonio)- San Antonio, TX (institutional)
University of Minnesota Duluth English Language and Culture Institute (ELCI) (formerly English as a Second Language International (ESLi) at the University of Minnesota Duluth)- Duluth, MN (programmatic)

ELCI Salt Lake City- Salt Lake City, UT (institutional)

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation
University of Montana English Language Institute- Missoula, MT (programmatic)

Placed on show cause
Hancock International College- Irvine, CA (institutional)

Probation lifted
Columbia School of English- Portland, OR (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
Ferris State University West Michigan English Language Institute WMELI, Big Rapids, MI eff. 9/11/2020
University of Washington Intensive English Program- Seattle, WA eff. 9/11/2020

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
LIC/LISMA Language Center Queens- Flushing, NY eff. 9/11/2020
Uceda School of Pennsylvania, Wilkes- Barre, PA eff. 10/30/2020


Executive Committee actions
The Executive Committee accepted the following notifications of voluntary withdrawal on behalf of the full Commission in the period between meetings.

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation
Fairfax University of America 7-week Intensive English Program – Fairfax, VA (programmatic) – eff. 12/31/2020
Lonestar CyFair ESOL Program- Cypress, TX (programmatic) – eff. 12/31/2020
National Polytechnic College English as a Second Language Program- Lakewood, CA (programmatic) – eff. 2/15/2021
Towson University English Language Center- Towson, MD (programmatic) – eff. 2/15/2021
University of Hawaii at Hilo English Language Institute - Hilo, HI (programmatic) - eff. 3/10/2021
University of Nebraska at Omaha Intensive Language Program- Omaha, NE (programmatic) – eff. 12/31/2020
Weber State University Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) Department - Ogden, UT (programmatic) - eff. 3/22/2021

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
American National English Language Institute (ANELI) Bartlett– Bartlett, TN (institutional) – eff. 2/3/2021
Forum Intensive English Center – Alexandria, VA (institutional) – eff. 2/3/2021
inlingua Orlando - Orlando, FL (institutional) - eff. 3/22/2021
University of Nevada Reno Intensive English Language Center – Reno, NV (programmatic) – eff. 2/3/2021


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December 2018

August 2018

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December 2017

August 2017

April/May 2017

December 2016

August 2016

April 2016

December 2015

August 2015

April 2015

December 2014


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