A world-class institute of changemakers in the deaf and signing community.
Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
Hall Memorial Building (HMB) E253
(202) 250-2606 (videophone) (202) 651-5721 (voice) (202) 448-6954 (fax)
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.
The English Language Institute follows the undergraduate schedule for the academic year with some exceptions, which are listed below.
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.
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.
The ELI program may elect to provide English Summer School in mid-May through June.
Arrival Day for New ELI Students
ELI Student Orientation (Required for all new ELI students)
All residence halls open at 10 a.m. for RETURNING students
Deadline to waive health insurance charges
Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
Final payment for Fall 2020 charges due (charges must be paid in full in order to register for Spring 2021 courses)
Fall Break (No classes during the week. University open Monday–Wednesday)
All residence halls close at noon and Winter Break begins
Dec 25-Jan 1
Winter Break (University closed)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (no classes)
Inauguration Day (no classes)
Final payment for Spring 2021 charges due (charges must be paid in full in order to register for Summer and Fall 2021 courses)
Classes end (make-up day for Inauguration Day)
May 5 - 7
All residence halls close at noon
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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Spring 2021 – Dec 12Fall 2021 – May 15