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.
The English Language Institute has five 8-week terms during the calendar year. Students have five entry points at which they can start their studies. Our academic year terms align with the North Central College semester calendar.
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|
|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|
|Fall 1 2020||8 weeks||August 17, 2020||August 18-21, 2020||August 24-October 15, 2020|
|Fall 2 2020||8 weeks||October 15, 2020||October 16 and 19, 2020||October 20-December 15, 2020|
English Language Institute Cost Estimates: Fall 2019-Summer 2020
|Full-Time Cost Estimates (per 8-week term): Fall A 2019-Summer 2020|
|Room & Food||$2,945.00|
|Activity Fee & Books||$145.00|
|Total (per 8 week term)||$6,555.00|
Part-time Course Costs
|Fall A 2019-Summer 2020 Per Course Fee (8 week term)|
|Total Cost Per Course||$775.00|