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.

Calendar 2018-2019

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.

Calendar 2019-2020

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 11, 2020 June 12, 2020 June 15-July 31, 2020
English Language Institute Cost Estimates: Spring 2019
Spring 2019 Costs (10-week term)
Tuition $3,930.00
Room & Food $3,811.00
Activity Fee & Books $160.00
Personal Expenses $280.00
Medical Insurance $365.00
Total (per 10 week term) $8,546.00
Spring 2019 Per Course Fee (10 week term)
Tuition $975.00
Book Fee $25.00
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
Personal Expenses $200.00
Medical Insurance $225.00
Total (for 8-week term) $6,475.00
Summer 2019 Per Course Fee (8-week term)
Listening & Speaking Course $900.00
Reading Course $900.00
Writing 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)
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
Fall A 2019-Spring B 2019-2020 Per Course Fee (8 week term)
Tuition $750.00
Book Fee $25.00
Total Cost Per Course $775.00