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 2020 meeting of the Commission.

Five-year initial accreditation
Community College of Qatar, English Language Center- Doha, Qatar (general)
English Language Institute Orlando- Orlando, FL (institutional)
IIFA English Learning Center- Skokie, IL (institutional)
St. Charles Community College English Language and Culture Institute- Cottleville, MO (programmatic)

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

Four-year continued initial accreditation
ESL Academy- Charlestown, MA (institutional)
Kuwait International Law School (KiLAW) Department of English pre-LLB English Language Program- Doha City, Kuwait (general)

Continued initial accreditation of an additional branch location
American National English Language Institute Memphis- Memphis, TN (institutional)
American National English Language Institute Nashville- Nashville, TN (institutional)
MILA (Miami International Language Academy) Orlando- Orlando, FL (institutional)

Ten-year reaccreditation
American University of Iraq, Sulaimani Academic Preparatory Program- Sulaimani, Iraq (general)
Amlotus- New York, NY (institutional)
Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano Arequipa- Arequipa, Peru (general)
Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Tech Language Institute Intensive English Program- Atlanta, GA (programmatic)
Grossmont College American Collegiate English- El Cajon, CA (programmatic)
Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA) Chiclayo- Chiclayo, Peru (general)
Massachusetts International Academy- Marlborough, MA (institutional)
Missouri University of Science and Technology Intensive English Program- Rolla, MO (programmatic)
SBL North- Hollywood, FL (institutional)
Uceda School of East Las Vegas- Las Vegas, NV (institutional)
Uceda School of Pennsylvania- Wilkes-Barre, PA (institutional)
University of North Carolina Wilmington English Language Center (formerly ESL Program)- Wilmington, NC (programmatic)
University of Texas at Austin English Language Center (formerly English as a Second Language Services)- Austin, TX (programmatic)
Willamette University American Studies Program- Salem, OR (programmatic)

One-year reaccreditation
Cleveland State University Intensive English Language Program- Cleveland, OH (programmatic)
FLS International at Saint Peter's University- Jersey City, NJ (institutional)
Links English Language Institute- Newark, NJ (institutional)

Nine-year continued reaccreditation
English Language and Culture Institute-Albany- Albany, OR (institutional)
George Mason University Academic English Program and Workplace English Program- Fairfax, VA (programmatic)
Hancock International College- Irvine, CA (institutional)
Los Angeles Pacific College English as a Second Language Program- Los Angeles, CA (programmatic)
POLY Languages Institute at Irvine- Irvine, CA (institutional)
POLY Languages Institute at Los Angeles- Los Angeles, CA (institutional)
POLY Languages Institute at Pasadena- Pasadena, CA (institutional)

Auxiliary conversion
College of English Language Pacific Beach- San Diego, CA (institutional)

Withdrawal from accreditation due to loss of eligibility
Roosevelt International Academy English Language Institute- Providence, RI (institutional) 

Placed on probation
Ferris State University West Michigan English Language Institute (WMELI)- Big Rapids, MI (programmatic)

Expiration of term of accreditation
Wright State University LEAP Intensive English Program- Dayton, OH (programmatic)

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
Converse International School of Languages San Francisco- San Francisco, CA (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
Michigan Technological University English Language Institute- Houghton, MI (programmatic) -eff. 3/15/2020
University of Tulsa English Institute for International Students- Tulsa, OK (programmatic) -eff. 2/28/2020
Western Washington University Intensive English Program- Bellingham, WA (programmatic) -eff. 2/28/2020
LAL Ft. Lauderdale- Fort Lauderdale, FL (institutional) -eff. 3/1/2020

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
International Christian Institute and Linguistics School- Houston, TX (institutional) -eff. 2/28/2020

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
Texas State University Texas State Intensive English (TSIE)- San Marcos, TX (programmatic) -eff. 5/31/2020  

Voluntary withdrawal from accreditation (closure)
Intercultural Communications College Hawaii- Honolulu, HI (institutional) -eff. 5/31/2020
Ohio Northern University Intensive English Program – Ada, OH (programmatic) -eff. 1/31/2020


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December 2017

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December 2015

August 2015

April 2015

December 2014



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