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. 

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Important Dates


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

 

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Summer II 2021
(new students only)

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

International Student Orientation Jan 7-8 May 6 June 29 Aug 25-26 TBD
CELCIS first day of classes Jan 11 May 10 July 1 Sept 1 Jan 10
Last day for 100 percent refund (full withdraw) Jan 15 May 14 July 8 Sept 8 Jan 14
Last day for 90 percent refund (full withdraw)

Jan 21

N/A N/A Sept 13 Jan 21
Last day for 50 percent refund (partial withdraw) Jan 25 N/A N/A Sept 15 Jan 25
Last day for 50 percent refund (full withdraw) Feb 8 May 24 July 13 Sept 28 Feb 7
Last day for 25 percent refund (full withdraw) March 8 June 4 July 29 Oct 25 March 7
CELCIS last day of classes April 23 Aug 14 Aug 13 Dec 10 April 22
WMU last day of classes May 1 Jun 30 Aug 20 Dec 18 April 30
Holidays and breaks (no class) Jan 18 May 31 July 4-5 Sept 6 Jan 17
March 5 Jun 29 - 30 (CELCIS only)   Oct 20-22 March 4
March 29-
April 2
July 4-5   Nov 24 March 7-11

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)