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: Phase 1: June 8 -July 2, 2020
                                        Phase 2: July 6 -July 30, 2020

You will need to arrive on campus and register for classes by June 4. A required English placement test will be given on June 3, 4, and 7 at 9:00 AM.

What courses are offered in the CIEP Summer Semester?

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

For the CIEP Summer Semester 2020, the following courses will be offered at the following times:

Phase 1: June 8 to July 2 Phase 2: July 6 to July 30
08:30 to 11:20 13:00 to 15:50 08:30 to 11:20 13:00 to 15:50
Foundation   Reading Foundation  Writing Foundation Listening & Speaking Foundation Grammar
Intermediate Reading Intermediate Writing Intermediate Listening & Speaking Intermediate Grammar
Advanced Reading Advanced Writing Advanced Listening & Speaking Advanced Grammar

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

The cost to take one class in the CIEP Summer Semester is $1,640. You can take a full load of four classes for the discounted tuition price of $4,920 (a saving of $1,640).

Please note: The above course fees are the costs of taking the classes only. An additional general fee of $155 will apply. Also, if you need to stay on campus and eat in the cafeteria, additional housing and dining costs will apply. 



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