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 August 2019 Commission meeting.

Five-year initial accreditation
AlFaisal International Academy- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (general)
Full Sail University Intensive English Program- Winter Park, FL (programmatic)
Gannon University Office of English Language and Global Training ESL Program- Erie, PA (programmatic)
Iowa State University Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP)- Ames, IA (programmatic)
Language On Miami- Miami, FL (institution)
Towson University English Language Center- Towson, MD (programmatic)
University of Toledo American Language Institute- Toledo, OH (programmatic)
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee Intensive English Program- Milwaukee, WI (programmatic)
Wayne State University English Language Institute- Detroit, MI (programmatic)

One-year initial accreditation
Institute of Intensive English- Honolulu, HI (institutional)
LIFE USA Orlando- Orlando, FL (institutional)

Initial accreditation of an additional branch location through April 2021
Open Hearts Language Academy (OHLA) Tampa – Tampa, FL (institutional)
Uceda International at Danbury, CT- Danbury, CT (institutional)

Four-year continued initial accreditation
ACES Learning Center- Austin, TX (institutional)

Continued initial accreditation of an additional branch location through December 2022
Language On Orlando- Orlando, FL (institutional)

Ten-year reaccreditation
American English Language School (formerly Optimus Language School)- Brea, CA (institutional)
American National English Language Institute- Salem, VA (institutional)
Columbia University American Language Program Intensive English Programs- New York, NY (programmatic)
Harvest English Institute Long Branch- Long Branch, NJ (institutional)
Harvest English Institute Newark- Newark, NJ (institutional)
International Christian Institute and Linguistics School- Houston, TX (institutional)
International Language Academy of Washington D.C.- McLean, VA (institutional)
Language On Miami Beach- Miami Beach, FL (institutional)
Nile Language School- East Rutherford, NJ (institutional)
Uceda School of West New York, NJ- West New York, NJ (institutional)
University of Arizona Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)- Tucson, AZ (programmatic)
Virginia Commonwealth University English Language Program- Richmond, VA (programmatic)

One-year reaccreditation
California State Polytechnic University Pomona Cal Poly English Language Institute- Pomona, CA (programmatic)
Emporia State University Intensive English Program- Emporia, KS (programmatic)
inlingua Washington DC- Arlington, VA (institutional)
Internexus Indiana- Indianapolis, IN (institutional)
Language Pacifica- San Mateo, CA (institutional)
Tampa Language Center- Tampa, FL (institutional)

Nine-year continued reaccreditation
INTERLINK International Institute at Indiana State University (formerly INTERLINK Language Center at Indiana State University)- Terre Haute, IN (institutional)
Mentora College- Washington, DC (institutional)

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
American Language Academy (ALA) SUNY Cobleskill- Cobleskill, NY (institutional)
ESLi at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville- Edwardsville, IL (institutional)
ESLi at University of Wisconsin Superior- Superior, WI (institutional)
ESLi at Western Kentucky University- Bowling Green, KY (institutional)

Removal from probation
Internexus Orlando- Orlando, FL (institutional)

Executive Committee actions
The following notifications of voluntary withdrawal from accreditation were accepted by the Executive Committee, which performs certain actions on behalf of the full Commission in the interim period between meetings.

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation
DePaul English Language Academy- Chicago, IL (programmatic)- eff. 6/19/2019

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
ESLi at Sullivan University- Louisville, IL (institutional) – eff. 6/20/2019
WSU Tri-Cities Intensive American Language Center (programmatic) – eff. 8/14/2019


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April 2019

December 2018

August 2018

April 2018

December 2017

August 2017

April/May 2017

December 2016

August 2016

April 2016

December 2015

August 2015

April 2015

December 2014


 Denial Actions contains information about denials and site responses.


ESLi (English as a Second Language International) at West Texas A&M University- Canyon, TX (institutional)
PACE (Professional and Collegiate English) International Academy- Orem, UT (institutional)