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DEPAUL UNIVERSITY

English Language Academy

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
25 East Jackson Blvd
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL  60604- 

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Host Institution: Depaul University

Host City Size: Over 500,000

Year Established: 1996

Accreditations: Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA, UCIEP
 
Phone #: (312) 362-6455

Fax #: (312) 362-8301

E-Mail:

Website: http://ela.depaul.edu

Application Contact Info: Complete Online Application Pay Application Fee Complete Application Essay
 
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
LI:18001
I:18000
HI:18000
A:18000
BR:18000

Additional Course Info: Summer Language and Culture Program also offered during July.

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
University Preparation18

ESP Additional Info: Elective classes: Pronunciation Workshop

Test Preparation:
Test Typehrs/wk
TOEFL iBT18
 
Terms:
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month
10January
10March
8June
4July
10September

Terms Additional Info: July Summer Language and Culture program is non-intensive (15 hours per week) and does not qualify for full-time study for F-1 visa status.

Program Size: 100

Program Size, Summer: 75

Average Class Size: 12

Minimum Class Size: 8

Maximum Class Size: 18

Distribution:
RegionPercent
Africa5.00
Americas15.00
Asia40.00
Europe5.00
Middle East/North Africa35.00

Full-time Instructors: 8

Part-time Instructors: 3

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 13

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 8

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 3

Full-time Admin: 3

Part-time Admin: 2

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: US citizens and permanent residents; spouses who are eligible according to immigration regulations

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

 
Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: Minimum age 18; 17 if the applicant has completed high school. Applicants should, at a minimum, be able to recognize and use 400 words in order to enter the program. Applicants must submit an essay with their application.

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

Other Visa Forms Issued - Details: none

Pre-academic work completed in IEP eligible for college/university credit: no

Maximum Credits Eligible: 0

IEP students can take academic courses at college/university: no

Maximum Credits Avail.: 0

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: no

Academic Admissions Conditions: Conditional admission is available for undergraduate and many graduate programs at DePaul University.

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: Completion of the English Language Academy's University Bridge Certificate may be used in lieu of TOEFL.

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: yes

If TOEFL is not Required, Test Used: The English Language Academy's University Bridge Certificate may be used in lieu of TOEFL for programs in the College of Computing & Digital Media, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, College of Education and certain programs in other colleges

Articulation Agreement(s): yes

Articulation Agreement Details: Augustana Colllege, Columbia College, Robert Morris University, and University of Illinois at Springfield accept ELA University Bridge certificate as proof of language proficiency for most programs.

 
Tuition:
TuitionWeeks
359510
32958

Fees: $40

Insurance Cost: $210

Insurance Details: All F-1 students are required to have Health Insurance and are enrolled in Health Insurance plan each term. Students may request a waiver. Contact ELA for details.

Other Costs: Books: $250 per term

Campus Housing Availability: Available year-round

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $3400

Housing Weeks: 11

Housing Cost Type: Room

Additional Housing Info: Wide variety of housing arrangements available on and off campus

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: yes

Homestay Assistance Available: yes

Board Plan Availability: Board plan available

Board Plan Additional Info: A wide range of options are available

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities, Visa/Tax Counseling

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