Dates

Decorative: "Study ESL online with CELCIS"CELCIS offers in-person or online ESL 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 proficiency levels, while online instruction is available for students with a higher level of language proficiency. CELCIS helps students meet University English proficiency requirements while studying on the WMU campus or while studying online in their home country. 

All summer session I courses will be offered through distance education. Keep up-to-date on the University’s response to COVID-19 at wmich.edu/covid-19.  

Important Dates


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

 

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Summer II 2021
(new students only)

International Student Orientation Aug 26 (Virtual Welcome) Jan 7-8 May 6 June 29
CELCIS first day of classes Sept 2 Jan 11 May 10 July 1
Last day for 100 percent refund (full withdraw) Sept 9 Jan 15 May 14 July 8
Last day for 90 percent refund (full withdraw) Sept 14

Jan 21

N/A N/A
Last day for 50 percent refund (partial withdraw) Sept 16 Jan 25 N/A N/A
Last day for 50 percent refund (full withdraw) Sept 28 Feb 8 May 24 July 13
Last day for 25 percent refund (full withdraw) Oct 26 March 8 June 4 July 29
CELCIS last day of classes Dec 11 April 23 Aug 14 Aug 14
Progress reports available (eLearning) Dec 18 May 1 Aug 20 Aug 20
Holidays and breaks (no class) Sept 7 Jan 18 May 31 July 4-5
Nov 25 (noon) - Nov 27 March 5 Jun 29 - 30 (CELCIS only)  
  March 29-
April 2
July 4-5  

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/Session Dates Important 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)