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Program Dates

The English Language Program offers seven sessions per year.

New students are welcome to join any of these sessions. Our sample study plans will help you to choose the session that best meets your needs.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please contact the ELP Admissions Coordinator.

 

2017 Program Dates

4-month sessions (16 weeks)

 

Session

 

Placement Test Date(s)

First Day of Class

Last Day of Class

Spring I

*January 9*

 January 10

January 17

May 15

Spring II

 February 14

February 20

June 16

Fall I

*August 14*

 August 16

August 24

December 19

Fall II

 October 17

October 23

December 19

*These test dates are reserved for conditionally admitted students only*

 

3-month sessions (12 weeks)

 

Session

 

Placement Test Date(s)

First Day of Class

Last Day of Class

Summer I

  May 16

May 22

August 11

 

2-month sessions (8 weeks)

 

Session

 

Placement Test Date(s)

First Day of Class

Last Day of Class

Summer III

 June 20

June 26

August 18

 

2018 Program Dates

4-month sessions (16 weeks)

 

Session

 

Placement Test Date(s)

First Day of Class

Last Day of Class

Spring I

*January 8*

 January 9

January 16

May 11

Fall I


August 13*

August 15



August 23

December 18

*These test dates are reserved for conditionally admitted students only*

 

3-month sessions (12 weeks)

 

Session

 

Placement Test Date(s)

First Day of Class

Last Day of Class

Summer I


May 15

May 21

August 10

 

2-month sessions (8 weeks)

 

Session

 

Placement Test Date(s)

First Day of Class

Last Day of Class


Fall II


October 16

October 22


December 18

Summer II


June 19

June 25


August 17

 

 

Sample Study Plans

 Example 1

Students who plan to first complete the ELP and then to study in an academic program (undergraduate or graduate) at VCU should consider starting classes during the Fall I, Spring I, or Summer I sessions, that match with the university’s academic calendar.

ELP Sample Study Plans

Note:  The results of the initial placement test decide in which level a student will begin his or her studies and will determine his or her graduation date from the program.

 

Example 2

The Fall II and Spring II sessions do not follow the university’s normal academic calendar, but are also great options for students that want to improve their English for personal, professional, or academic reasons.

The Fall II session is not recommended for students that hope to join an academic program in the Spring semester.

ELP Sample Study Plans

Note:  The results of the initial placement test decide in which level a student will begin his or her studies and will determine his or her graduation date from the program.

 

Example 3

The Summer II and Summer III (8-week) sessions are ideal for anyone who only has a short length of time to improve his or her English skills for recreational purposes or professional development.

ELP Sample Study Plans
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