English Language Institute Calendar & Costs
The English Language Institute (ELI) offers intensive English courses year round. In all ELI programs, students are accepted on a rolling basis - there are no official application deadlines. We recommend that ELI applications are sent at least eight weeks before the start of each term so students have enough time to complete the visa application process.
Currently, the ELI has four start terms: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Fall, Winter, and Spring terms are each 10-weeks, and they follow the North Central College academic calendar. The Summer term follows an 8-week schedule in June, July and August.
Starting in August 2019, the English Language Institute is changing to 8-week terms during the academic year. We are changing our calendar so students have more options about when they start their studies (we will have five start terms instead of four). Our terms will align with the North Central College semester calendar that starts in fall 2019.
Students have full-time and part-time study options.
For more information, please see our calendar and cost estimates listed below. Please note that the cost information listed is an estimate and should be used as a guide to help you plan for your education.
Calendar Overview for ELI Terms
|Term||Length||Airport Pick-Up Day||Orientation||Class Dates|
|Winter 2019||10 weeks||December 28, 2018||December 31, 2018||January 2-March 13, 2019|
|Spring 2019||10 weeks||March 21, 2019||March 22, 2019||March 25-June 5, 2019|
|Summer 2019||8 weeks||June 9, 2019||June 9-10, 2019||June 10-August 2, 2019|
|Fall A 2019||8 weeks||August 12, 2019||August 13-16, 2019||August 19-October 11, 2019|
|Fall B 2019||8 weeks||October 14, 2019||October 15, 2019||October 16-December 11, 2019|
|Spring A 2020||8 weeks||January 2, 2020||January 3, 2020||January 6-February 28, 2020|
|Spring B 2020||8 weeks||March 5, 2020||March 6, 2020||March 9-May 1, 2020|
|Summer 2020||8 weeks||June 4, 2020||June 5, 2020||June 8-July 31, 2020|
English Language Institute Cost Estimates: Spring 2019
|Spring 2019 Costs (10-week term)|
|Room & Food||$3,811.00|
|Activity Fee & Books||$160.00|
|Total (per 10 week term)||$8,546.00|
|Spring 2019 Per Course Fee (10 week term)|
|Total Cost Per Course||$1,000.00|
English Language Institute Cost Estimates: Summer 2019
|Summer 2019 Cost Estimates (8-week term)|
|Tuition & Fees||$3,600.00|
|Room & Food||$2,450.00|
|Total (for 8-week term)||$6,475.00|
|Summer 2019 Per Course Fee (8-week term)|
|Listening & Speaking Course||$900.00|
|TOEFL or Culture Elective Course||$900.00|
English Language Institute Cost Estimates: Fall 2019-Spring 2020
|Costs: Fall A 2019-Spring B 2020 (8 week terms)|
|Room & Food||$2,945.00|
|Activity Fee & Books||$145.00|
|Total (per 8 week term)||$6,555.00|
|Fall A 2019-Spring B 2019-2020 Per Course Fee (8 week term)|
|Total Cost Per Course||$775.00|