Upcoming Reviews

In accordance with §602.23 of US Federal Regulations for accrediting agencies, a recognized accrediting agency must provide public notice that an institution or program is being considered for accreditation and must provide an opportunity for third-party comment. Comments are taken into consideration by the Commission in making an accreditation decision. More information about making comments is available at the bottom of this page.  

The Commission will review the following programs and language institutions at its April 2020 meeting. Comments must be submitted to CEA in writing prior to March 27, 2020.

Initial accreditation

  • CCLS Orlando (Cultural Center for Language Studies)- Orlando, FL (institutional) 
  • Community College of Qatar, English Language Center- Doha, Qatar (general)
  • English Language Institute Orlando- Orlando, FL (institutional) 
  • Flow Language Institute- Atlanta, GA (institutional)
  • IIFA English Learning Center- Skokie, IL (institutional) 
  • St. Charles Community College English Language Institute- Cottleville, MO (programmatic)

4-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)


  • American University of Iraq, Sulaimani Academic Preparatory Program- Sulaimani, Iraq (general)
  • Amlotus- New York, NY (institutional) 
  • Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano Arequipa- Arequipa, Peru (general)      
  • Cleveland State University Intensive English Language Program- Cleveland, OH (programmatic)
  • FLS International at Saint Peter's University- Jersey City, NJ (institutional)
  • 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)
  • Links English Language Institute- Newark, NJ (institutional)
  • 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)

9-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)



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December 2018

August 2018

April 2018

December 2017

August 2017

April 2017

December 2016

August 2016

April 2016

December 2015

August 2015

April 2015

December 2014

What kind of comments may I make?

Comments are voluntary. They may support the candidate’s application or question its compliance with the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions, which can be found on the website. In all cases, comments should relate to the program or institution’s compliance with the CEA Standards and should be based on your understanding of the program or institution’s ability to meet its mission.

What happens to comments?

The Commission will review your comments as part of its evaluation of a program or institution’s compliance with the CEA Standards. Comments must be received prior to the meeting, by the date listed above, in order for full consideration by the Commission.

Where should I submit my written comments?

By email:
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By postal mail:
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
1001 N. Fairfax St., Suite 630
Alexandria, VA 22314


Initial accreditation of an additional branch location