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​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

Program Dates
Application Opens
Application Deadline 
Overseas Applicants
Applicants in US*
September - November
February 15
July 1
August 1
January - March
June 15
November 1
December 1
April - June
August 15
February 1
March 1
June - August
December 15
May 1
June 1

*Please contact us for any exceptions. 

Important Intensive English Program Dates

Academi Year 2021-2022

New Student Reporting
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.