The Center for English Language and Culture for International Students (CELCIS) is the intensive English language learning program of Western Michigan University. Established in 1975, CELCIS provides high-quality English-language instruction for non-native speakers who will use English to study at an American college or in their workplaces.
Learn more about CELCIS:
- Benefits of studying English at CELCIS
- Application requirements and guide
- Deadlines to apply
- Program costs
- English proficiency requirements
Studying English at the WMU Center for English Language and Culture for International Students (CELCIS) has many benefits that include:
- Students who complete CELCIS are admitted directly into the Western Michigan University and are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score for admission.
- The CELCIS curriculum teaches students valuable skills such as research, writing and presenting that will help students succeed in the university.
- Full-time faculty have master's degrees in ESL, linguistics or a related field.
- Most CELCIS students go on to study in WMU undergraduate or graduate programs.
The Center for English Language and Culture provides a step-by-step application guide as well as the option to apply in students' native language.
Application deadlines vary by semester and term dates.
|Spring||Nov. 1||Early January|
|Summer||March 1||Early May|
|Summer II only||May 1||Early July|
|Fall||July 1||Early September|
If your application deadline has passed, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot guarantee late-admission to the desired semester but we will do our best to process the application.