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 August 2019 meeting. Comments must be submitted to CEA in writing prior to July 19, 2019.

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)
Institute of Intensive English- Honolulu, HI (institutional)
Language On Miami- Miami, FL (institutional)
Life USA Orlando- Orlando, FL (institutional)
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)

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

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

American English Language School (formerly Optimus Language School)- Brea, CA (institutional)
American National English Language Institute- Salem, VA (institutional)
California State Polytechnic University Pomona Cal Poly English Language Institute- Pomona, CA (programmatic)
Columbia University American Language Program Intensive English Programs- New York, NY (programmatic)
Emporia State University Intensive English Program- Emporia, KS  (programmatic)
Harvest English Institute Long Branch- Long Branch, NJ (institutional)
Harvest English Institute Newark- Newark, NJ (institutional)
inlingua Washington DC- Arlington, VA (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)
Language Pacifica- San Mateo, CA (institutional)
Nile Language School- East Rutherford, NJ (institutional)
Tampa Language Center- Tampa, FL (institutional)
Virginia Commonwealth University English Language Program- Richmond, VA (programmatic)
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)

9-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)



April 2019

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