ELP 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.

 

2019 Program Dates

  • Session
  • First Day of Class
  • Last Day of Class
  • Placement Test Date(s)
  • Orientation
  • Add/Drop
  • Withdrawal
  • Vacation Days
  • Spring I
    (16 weeks)
  • January 14
  • May 10
  • January 7*
    January 8
  • January 10
  • January 20
  • March 22
  • January 21
    March 5-9
    May 1
  • Summer I
    (12 weeks)
  • May 20
  • August 9
  • May 14
  • May 16
  • May 20
  • July 5
  • May 27
    July 4
  • Summer II
    (8 weeks**)
  • June 17
  • August 9
  • June 11
  • June 13
  • June 17
  • July 19
  • July 4
  • Fall I
    (16 weeks)
  • August 20
  • December 13
  • August 13*
    August 14
  • August 16
  • August 26
  • November 1
  • Sept. 2
    October 18
    Nov. 25-29
  • Fall II
    (12 weeks)
  • September 16
  • December 13
  • September 10
  • September 12
  • September 17
  • November 8
  • October 18
    Nov. 25-29


*This test date is reserved for conditionally admitted students only.

**Students may take no more than 12-14 credits in an 8-week term.

 

2020 Program Dates

  • Session
  • First Day of Class
  • Last Day of Class
  • Placement Test Date(s)
  • Orientation
  • Add/Drop
  • Withdrawal
  • Vacation Days
  • Spring I
    (16 weeks)
  • January 13
  • May 8
  • January 6*
    January 7
  • January 9
  • January 19
  • March 20
  • January 20
    March 9-13
    April 29
  • Summer I
    (12 weeks)
  • May 18
  • August 7
  • May 12
  • May 14
  • May 18
  • July 2
  • May 25
    July 3
  • Summer II
    (8 weeks**)
  • June 15
  • August 7
  • June 9
  • June 11
  • July 15
  • July 17
  • July 3

* This test date is reserved for conditionally-admitted students only.

** Students may take no more than 12-14 credits in an 8-week term.

 

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