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BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP)

Program Type: College/University Affiliated
890 Commonwealth Avenue
2nd Floor
Boston, MA  02215- 

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Host Institution: Boston University

Host City Size: Over 500,000

Year Established: 1975

Accreditations: Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

IEP Membership Organizations: EnglishUSA, UCIEP
 
Phone #: (617) 353-4870

Fax #: (617) 353-6195

E-Mail:

Website: http://www.bu.edu/celop

Application Contact Info: For general inquiries, contact the CELOP Admissions Department at 617-353-4870 or celop@bu.edu.
 
Course Schedule:
LevelClass hrs/wkLab hrs/wkCAI hrs/wkOther* hrs/wk
B:20
HB:20
LI:20
I:20
HI:20
A:20
BR:20

* Other Course Type: Elective classes can be taken at 5 or 10 hours per week.

English for Specific Purpose:
Specific Purposehrs
Business15
Engineering25
Law20
Pre MBA Program20
Teacher Training20
University Preparation5

ESP Additional Info: Subject focus areas include Business and Innovation/Pre-MBA, Law/Pre-LLM, STEM, Health Sciences, and Teacher Training. Some courses are publicly offered while others are offered as customized programs for groups of 15+ students.

Test Preparation:
Test Typehrs/wk
TOEFL iBT15
 
Terms:
Term Duration in WeeksStart Month
6January
4February
6March
6May
6July
6September
6November

Terms Additional Info: CELOP offers a 12 week program that begins in January, May, and September. The program is divided into two 6 week terms and students can join at each 6 week start date. CELOP also offers 4 week programs in February and July.

Program Size: 275

Program Size, Summer: 450

Average Class Size: 14

Minimum Class Size: 0

Maximum Class Size: 17

Distribution:
RegionPercent
Africa2.00
Americas15.00
Asia55.00
Europe3.00
Middle East/North Africa23.00
Other2.00

Full-time Instructors: 21

Part-time Instructors: 6

Average Full-time Hours per Week: 15

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Full-time: 21

Advanced Degree in TESOL or related field Part-time: 6

Full-time Admin: 15

Part-time Admin: 2

Part-time study option: yes

Part-time Eligibility: CELOP offers two part-time 6 week programs every semester, a part-time 4 week program in the spring, and part-time TOEFL preparation between semesters. We offer a 12 week part-time program at 5/10/15 hours per week to learners already living in the Boston

Tests used by the IEP for admission and proficiency: Other

 
Admissions: All Applicants

Admission Conditions: Applicants for most programs must be at least 17 years old by the start of the program. Applicants for high school programs must be between 15 and 17 during their program.

Visa Forms Issued: I-20

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: yes

Maximum Credits Avail.: 4

Degree Levels: Undergraduate and Graduate

I-20 Includes Academic Admission: no

TOEFL Required for Undergraduate Admission: yes

TOEFL Required for Graduate Admission: yes

Articulation Agreement(s): yes

Articulation Agreement Details: Completing a higher level of the CELOP semester program can waive the TOEFL requirement at a number of Boston area colleges and universities.

 
Tuition:
TuitionWeeks
28504
38006
702512
812016

Fees: $110

Insurance Cost: $2466

Insurance Details: Cost ranges from $100 (short term) to $2,466 (full year) depending on the length of the program.

Financial Aid Available: No

Campus Housing Availability: Limited

Campus Housing Assistance Available: yes

Housing Costs: $6682

Housing Weeks: 131

Housing Cost Type: Room and Board

Additional Housing Info: Cost estimates are based on living in shared room in dormitory-style residence for 13 weeks, including a meal plan.

Off-Campus Housing Availability: Readily available, moderately priced

Off-Campus housing Assistance Available: no

Homestay Assistance Available: no

Board Plan Availability: Board plan included in housing

Board Plan Additional Info: Cost estimates are based on the 14-Plus meal plan. Other plans, including less expensive options, are available.

Services Available: Academic Counseling, Academic Placement, Campus Orientation, Conversation Partners, Crosscultural Activities, Field Trips, Homestay, Host Family, Housing Assistance, International Student Advisor, Personal/Cultural Counseling, Recreational Activities, Visa/Tax Counseling

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