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American English Institute

Program Information

Whether you are a student who wishes to experience one year of University study (non-degree seeking) or looking to enroll into an American College or University, AEI is guaranteed to excel your level of English proficiency. AEI offers English instruction at the low-intermediate to advanced levels and we currently do not offer beginner level instruction. Students who enroll in the 16-week program which includes 20 hours of instruction per week and pass the program with a 4.0 GPA, will receive an English Proficiency Exam waiver that satisfies the Fresno State English Proficiency requirement. Those enrolled into AEI must have full attendance and cannot miss any instruction due to unexcused absences.


8 Week Program - $3,200

The 8-week program is perfect for students who place in the High Intermediate to Low Advanced range in English proficiency. Only students that satisfy the appropriate placement criteria across standardized test scores can take the 8-week program and must show proof of their standardized test upon application.

16 Week Program - $5,500

The 16-week program is made for students who place in the Low Intermediate to Low Advanced range in English proficiency. This program is structured to fully enhance skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking and grammar; and thoroughly prepare students to enroll into College or University. The 16-week program offers students a full cultural immersion and a true American experience. 

*Program fees include tuition and health insurance for the duration of the program. The fees do not include costs such as housing, food or similar.

Program Dates and Application Deadlines
Term  Program Duration Start Date End Date Application Deadlines
Spring 2022 16 weeks January 20, 2022 May 13, 2022 November 19, 2021
Late Spring 2022 8 weeks March 14, 2022 May 13, 2022 January 14, 2022
Summer 2022 8 weeks June 6, 2022 July 29, 2022 April 8, 2022
Fall 2022 16 weeks August 22, 2022 December 9, 2022 June 17, 2022
Late Fall 2022 8 weeks October 10, 2022 December 9, 2022 August 11, 2022