Dates

Decorative: "Study ESL online with CELCIS"CELCIS offers courses 45 weeks of the calendar year in two semesters (Fall, Spring) and two sessions (Summer I, Summer II). In-person instruction is available for all skill areas and proficiency levels, while online instruction is available for Speaking and Listening only and for students with a higher level of language proficiency.

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Important Dates


Both traditional (in-person) and online study options available.

 

Fall 2022

Spring 2023

Summer 2023

Summer II 2023
(new students only)

International Student OrientationAug 24-25Jan 5-6May 4-5Jun 28
CELCIS first day of classesAug 31Jan 9May 8Jun 30
Last day for 100 percent refund (full withdraw)Sept 8Jan 17May 8Jul 7
Last day for 90 percent refund (full withdraw)Sept 12Jan 19N/AN/A
Last day for 50 percent refund (partial withdraw)Sept 13Jan 23N/AN/A
Last day for 50 percent refund (full withdraw)Sept 26Feb 6May 22Jul 11
Last day for 25 percent refund (full withdraw)Oct 24Mar 6Jun 2Jul 24
CELCIS last day of classesDec 9Apr 21Jun 28Aug 11
WMU last day of classesDec 17Apr 29Jun 28Aug 18
Holidays and breaks (no class)Sept 5Jan 16May 29June 29 (CELCIS only)
Oct 19-21Mar 3 July 4
Nov 23Mar 6-10  

SEMESTER/SESSION STRUCTURE

The CELCIS offers in-person or online programming in two semesters (Fall, Spring) and two sessions (Summer I, Summer II) each year.

Semester/SessionDatesImportant Notes
Fall Semester

August—December

(15 weeks)

  • All new students are required to participate in International Student Orientation the week before classes begin. For more information, visit the Arrival and Orientation webpage. 
  • The CELCIS program administers 20 contact-hours of ESL education per week. 
Spring Semester

January—April 

(15 weeks)

Summer I Session

May—June

(7.5 weeks)

  • Returning students MUST take both the Summer I and Summer II session to complete a full level. New students may complete a full level by beginning in the Summer II session. Learn more about program completion.  
  • All students studying in Summer I session are required to study in the Summer II session. For more information about mandatory (required) semesters, sessions, contact a WMU immigration advisor
  • All new students are required to participate in International Student Orientation. Students beginning in the Summer II session will attend the Fall orientation program. For more information, visit the Arrival and Orientation webpage. 
  • The CELCIS program administers 20 contact-hours of ESL education per week. 
Summer II Session

July—August

(7.5 weeks)