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.



 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
Tuition $3,000.00
Room & Food $2,945.00
Activity Fee & Books $145.00
Personal Expenses $225.00
Medical Insurance $240.00
Total (per 8 week term) $6,555.00
Part-time Course Costs
Fall A 2019-Summer 2020 Per Course Fee (8 week term)
Tuition $750.00
Book Fee $25.00
Total Cost Per Course $775.00