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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
Jun 22
​Jun 23
​Jun 24
Aug 17​
Aug 19
​*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 2019-2020
Term
New Student ​Reporting
Orientation Class Dates Including Exams ​Results Day
​​Fall 2019
​September 9 - 10
​September 11 - 12
September 16 - November 21
November 26
​Winter 2020
January 2
January 3 - 7
January 9 - March 17
March 19
Spring 2020
March 23 - 26
March 27 - 31 April 2 - June 9
June 11
Summer 2020
June 22-23
June 23 June 25 - August 18 August 20
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