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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

Academic Year 2023-2024

New Student Reporting
Beginning of Classes
Add/Drop Deadline*
End of Classes **

Results Day
Fall 2023
Aug 31
Sep 5
Sep 6
Sep 18
Nov 14
​Nov 15
Nov 16
Winter 2024
Jan 8
Jan 9
Jan 10
Jan 18
Mar 19
​Mar 20
Mar 21
Spring 2024
Apr 1
Apr 2
Apr 3
Apr 12
Jun 11 
​​Jun 12
Jun 13
Summer 2024
Jun 24
Jun 25
Jun 26
Jun 27
Aug 20
​Aug 21
Aug 22

*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.