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Calendar

​​​​​​​​​​​The English Language Academy (ELA) offers non-credit certificate courses year-round. We accept new students for classes beginning in January, March, June and September. Below is our calendar.

We strongly recommend that all students—both new and continuing—complete their applications no later than six weeks before the beginning of the term. Placement and orientation dates are also listed below. Please note that we cannot guarantee a place in our program if an application is received after this date.

Application Calendar ​​

Term​
Program Dates
Application Opens​
Application De​ad​​​line ​
Overseas​​ App​licants​
Applic​ants in US*
​​​Fall 
​September - November
​February 15
​July 1
​August 1
​Winter​
​January - March
​June 15
​November 1
​December 1
Spring
April - June
August 15
February 1
March 1
​​Summer
​June - August
​December 15
​May 1
​June 1​

​​​​*Please contact us for any exceptions. ​​

Important Intensive English Program Dates

Academic Year 2020-2021

Term
New Student ​Reporting
Orientation
Beginning of Classes
​Add/Drop Deadline*
​End of Classes **
​Results Day
​Fall 2020
Sep 3-4
Sep 8
Sep 9
Sep 21
​Nov 17
Nov 19​
​Winter 2021
Jan 4
Jan 5
​Jan 6
Jan 14
Mar 16
Mar 18
​Spring 2021​
Mar 29
Mar 30
​Mar 31
Apr 8
Jun 8
Jun 10
​Summer 2021
Jun 21
(Online)
Jun 21
(Online)
​Jun 22
​Jun 24
Aug 18
Aug 20
​*Add/Drop deadline: ELA has its own add/drop deadlines different from DePaul University. Tuition payments excluding tuition deposits are refunded when students submit a written request to withdraw from their classes by this date. Any withdrawal requests after this date will have no refund. 
** End of classes: Final exams will end on this date. Please refer to your syllabus for detailed final exams schedule.

Academic Year 2021-2022

Term
New Student ​Reporting
Orientation
Beginning of Classes
​Add/Drop Deadline*
​End of Classes **
​Results Day
​Fall 2021
Sep 2-3
Sep 7
Sep 8
Sep 20
​Nov 16
Nov 18​
​Winter 2022
Jan 3
Jan 4
​Jan 5
Jan 13
Mar 15
Mar 17
​Spring 2022​
Mar 28
Mar 29
​Mar 30
Apr 7
Jun 7
Jun 9
​Summer 2022
Jun 20
Jun 21
​Jun 22
​Jun 23
Aug 16
Aug 18
​*Add/Drop deadline: ELA has its own add/drop deadlines different from DePaul University. Tuition payments excluding tuition deposits are refunded when students submit a written request to withdraw from their classes by this date. Any withdrawal requests after this date will have no refund. 
** End of classes: Final exams will end on this date. Please refer to your syllabus for detailed final exams schedule.​