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 April 2021 meeting of the Commission.

Five-year initial accreditation
CCLS New Jersey (Cultural Center for Language Studies)- Newark, NJ (institutional)
DreamIT ESL- New York, NY (institutional)
Immerse International- Millersville, PA (institutional)
Taif University English Language Centre- Taif, Saudi Arabia (general)

One-year initial accreditation
Adelphi English Language Institute (AELI)- Garden City, NY (programmatic)
EBETEC Language Academy- Hallandale Beach, FL (institutional)
Middlesex Community College Intensive English Institute- Lowell , MA (programmatic)

Four-year continued initial accreditation
CCLS Orlando (Cultural Center for Language Studies)- Orlando, FL (institutional)
Flow Language Institute- Atlanta, GA (institutional)

Ten-year reaccreditation
American English Institute- Riverside, CA (institutional)
Empire State English- Albany, NY (institutional)
Face to Face Learning Center- Miami, FL (institutional)
International Education Center at Orange Coast College (IEC@OCC)- Costa Mesa, CA (institutional)
San Antonio College Center for English Language Learning (CELL @ SAC)- San Antonio, TX (programmatic)

One-year reaccreditation
ELCI Salt Lake City- Salt Lake City, UT (institutional)

Nine-year continued reaccreditation
Cleveland State University Intensive English Language Program- Cleveland, OH (programmatic)
Links English Language Institute- Newark, NJ (institutional)

FLS International at Saint Peter's University- Jersey City, NJ (institutional)

Withdrawal of accreditation (appealable)
Hancock International College- Irvine, CA (institutional)

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation
University at Buffalo, State University of New York, English Language Institute Intensive English Program- Buffalo, NY (programmatic)
Xavier University Intensive English Program- Cincinnati, OH (programmatic)

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
American National English Language Institute Nashville- Nashville, TN (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
Fairfax University of America Seven-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

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
Arkansas Technological University English Language Institute – Russellville, AK (programmatic) – eff. 6/8/2021


April 2021

December 2020

August 2020

April 2020

December 2019

August 2019

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


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