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The Commission on English Language Program Accreditation

The American English Institute (AEI), University of Oregon is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), a specialized accrediting agency that focuses on post-secondary intensive English language programs and institutions. Having first been accredited in 2001, the AEI is currently accredited for the period of August 2016 to August 2026 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions.

For further information about accreditation, please contact:

Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630
Alexandria, VA 22314 USA
Phone: +1 703-665-3400
Fax: +1 703-519-2071

For more information on how to file a complaint against an accredited program, please downloadPDF iconthis document.

University and College Intensive English Programs

University and College Intensice English Programs (UCIEP) is an independent consortium of university and college-administered intensive English programs in the United States. Founded in 1967, UCIEP's purpose is to advance professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs at universities and colleges in the United States. AEI became a member of UCIEP in 1994 and  administrators have been active professional and on the Executive Board ever since.

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Education USA

Education USA is a network of hundreds of advising centers in 170 countries, where millions of international students each year find accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to accredited U.S. colleges and universities. The Education USA network is supported by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), which strives to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

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English USA

English USA supports all types of Intensive English Programs (IEPs). With a membership of over 400 accredited IEPs, English USA is the largest membership organization dedicated to serving and supporting IEPs in the United States. English USA supports the professional development of IEP leaders and staff, uphold professional standards for IEPs, and increase the visibility of IEPs in the United States. AEI faculty and staff regularly present and participate in English USA events.

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Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the regional authority on educational quality and institutional effectiveness for the Northwest region. The AEI serves the educational mission of the University of Oregon through scholarship, English language instruction, and English language professional training. The AEI champions the University's mission of internationalization and is a leader in helping achieve the University's goals for diversity and student success.

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Study Oregon

The University of Oregon and AEI are active members of Study Oregon. Study Oregon is a consortium of Oregon colleges, universities, high schools, and English as a Second Language (ESL) schools that welcomes and helps to support international students who wish to pursue a wide array of degrees, diplomas, and certificates on the beautiful Pacific Northwest of the USA.


NAFSA: Association of International Educators

The AEI has been a member of NAFSA's International Education programs for over 30 years. NAFSA serves international educators and their institutions and organizations by establishing principles of good practice, providing training and professional development opportunities, providing networking opportunities, and advocating for international education.


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) seeks to advance professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.