Comprehensive English Program

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Comprehensive English Program

The Comprehensive English Program (CEP) is a full-time and part-time English language and American culture program offered to non-native, English-speaking students from very beginning to very advanced levels of proficiency.

  • Classes meet Monday through Thursday for approximately five hours each day.
  • Core courses integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.
  • Afternoon electives offer intermediate-level students the opportunity to develop their linguistic and cultural fluency and confidence while exploring topics of interest that include American film, the New York City art scene, and business English.
  • Advanced-level students have the option of filling out a full-time schedule with ALI advanced evening courses for specific purposes or NYU School of Professional Studies career advancement courses. This flexibility allows advanced students to fine-tune their course selection to best suit their interests and needs.

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Comprehensive English Program Tuition and Fees


Spring 2019

Summer I 2019

Summer II 2019

Course Dates

Jan 28 - May 2, 2019

May 28 - July 3, 2019

July 8 - Aug 15, 2019

Course fees for Comprehensive
English Program




Health Insurance*




University Fees*

$260** $260**
On-campus housing and dining* $7,000 - $9,000***
$4,500 (for 6 weeks) $4,500 (for 6 weeks)
I-20 application deadline for overseas students Dec 20, 2018 Apr 15, 2019 May 27, 2019
I-20 application deadline for transfer students Jan 22, 2019 May 21, 2019 June 27, 2019

* These amounts are estimates and are subject to change. Insurance and fees are required of all students on an F-1 visa. Insurance can be waived upon review by NYU Student Health Insurance Services.

** $1,228 health insurance fee and $250 University fee covers both Summer sessions.

*** Only F-1 students are eligible for NYU Housing for fall and spring.

Note: All program fees and University room and board charges must be paid at the time of registration. The above figures do not include transportation, laundry, necessary personal expenses, or entertainment. Total living and maintenance expenses are estimated at $1,800 per month for students, whether living in a University dormitory or in private accommodations. All dates and expenses are subject to change.

Comprehensive English Program Courses