CIEP Summer Semester

The CIEP Summer Semester is an eight-week intensive English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program offered in June and July each summer on the campus of Andrews University. Our motto is "Jump into English” because we believe that to succeed in learning English you need to jump right in and begin meeting this challenge with energy and passion. Through your hard work, together with the expertise of our dedicated teachers, we know you can meet your English goals this summer!

Who can take the CIEP Summer Semester?

Anyone who is at least 16 years old and who would like to learn and improve English language skills, particularly the ability to communicate meaningfully and fluently in English, can take the CIEP Summer Semester.

If you are studying with us for just the summer, you can take the full eight-week program, or you can choose a four-week option.

Current or new CIEP students who plan to complete the entire CIEP ESL program over several semesters can take the Summer Semester, and it will count as a full semester toward meeting the Andrews University’s English language requirements.

When will the CIEP Summer Semester happen?

Dates of instruction: June 10 to August 1, 2019

You will need to arrive on campus and register for classes by June 9. A required English placement test will be given on June 4, 5, 6 and 9 at 9:00 AM.

What courses are offered in the CIEP Summer Semester?

We offer a full load of three courses in the CIEP Summer Semester. Each course meets for two hours per day, Monday through Thursday, during the program.

For the CIEP Summer Semester 2019, the following courses will be offered at the following times:

8:30 to 10:20 10:30 to 12:20 14:00 to 15:50
Basic Grammar Basic Reading & Writing Basic Listening & Speaking
Intermediate Grammar Intermediate Reading & Writing Intermediate Listening & Speaking
Advanced Grammar Advanced Reading & Writing Advanced Listening & Speaking

How much does it cost to take the CIEP Summer Semester?

The cost to take one class in the CIEP Summer Semester is $1,600. You can take a full load of three classes for the discounted tuition price of $4,000 (a savings of $800).

Please note: The above course fees are the costs of taking the classes only. An additional general fee of $152 will apply. Also, if you need to stay on campus and eat in the cafeteria, additional housing and dining costs will apply. 

How do I apply?

To apply to take ESL classes during the CIEP Summer Semester, you will need to fill out and submit an application online. Go to and click on Begin Application. In the lsit of programs, choose Center for Intensive English Programs (ESL).


Contact CIEP at 1-269-471-2260 or email us at  We would love to hear from you!