The ELI program provides two semesters of instruction, an early summer six-week session, and, depending on student needs, possibly a late summer six-week session. The ELI program provides 20 to 25 hours of instruction per week during the semester. For the summer programs, the ELI program provides 23 weekly hours of instruction per six-week session. International ELI students are required to be enrolled for 18 hours of instruction to be considered active students by Homeland Security regulations.
Fall Semester The fall semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December. It consists of sixteen weeks with a Thanksgiving holiday break in mid or late November.
Spring Semester The spring semester begins in mid to late January and ends in mid- May. It consists of sixteen weeks with a week long Spring Break in mid-March.
Summer Sessions The ELI program may elect to provide English Summer School in mid-May through June.
2014-2015 ELI Academic Calendar
Fall 2014 Semester
August 10 Arrival Day for New ELI Students August 10-24 New Student Orientation August 24 All dorms open at 10 a.m. for returning students August 24-25 Business registration (payment of tuition, room and board) August 25 Classes begin August 25 Deadline to waive health insurance charges September 1 Labor Day holiday (no classes) October 6-10 Midterm week November 24-28 Thanksgiving Holiday (There will be no classes during that week; the University will still be open Monday-Wednesday.) December 2 Reminder to check in Bison and make advance payment for next semester December 8 Classes End December 9 Study Day December 10-13 Testing Week December 14 All dorms close at noon and Winter Break begins Dec. 25 – Jan. 1 Winter Break (The University will be closed.)
Spring 2015 Semester
January 11 Arrival Day for New ELI Students January 11-18 New Student Orientation January 19 Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes) January 19 All dorms open at 10 a.m. for returning students January 20 Classes Begin January 20 Deadline to waive health insurance charges January 20 Business Registration (payment of tuition, room, and board) March 2-6 Midterm week March 16-20 Spring Break April 28 Reminder to check in Bison and make advance payment for next semester May 4 Classes end May 5 Study Day May 6-9 Testing Week May 10 All dorms close at noon