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AEC Accreditation and Memberships


The AEC's Intensive English Program (IEP) is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) through April 2027 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accrediting agency. For further information about this accreditation, please contact the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, 801 N. Fairfax St., Suite 402A, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, cea-accredit.org.

The Applied English Center is a proud member of EnglishUSA which promotes and supports ethical and professional standards for intensive English programs in the U.S; communicates and champions the value of English language study; enhances the visibility of member programs; and fosters professional development among members.

The Center is proud to be a member of University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP), a consortium of university and college intensive English programs. All programs in this consortium have met high standards to ensure that students receive the most advanced methods of intensive English instruction from trained, professional instructors.

Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities