English Language Institute

Academic Calendar

Current semester: Summer Term 2022 (University Term: 2227)

Intensive English Program (IEP)

  • May 10 to August 4, 2022
  • Application deadline is May 6, 2022 (for students who do not need an F-1 visa or for students interested in part-time study).
  • Dates for social and cultural activities in the ELI can be found on the Activities and Events Calendar

For deadlines and dates for other courses and programs, please visit that program's page.

Important Events and Holidays:

  • May 10, 11, 12: ELI placement test and orientation sessions
  • May 13: First day of ELI classes 
  • May 24: Last day to add an ELI class or to withdraw from an ELI class and get a refund 
  • May 30:  Memorial Day (University closed)
  • June 20:  Juneteenth Holiday (University closed)
  • July 4-5:  Independence Day (No ELI classes)
  • July 29, Aug. 1, Aug. 2:  ELI Final Exams
  • August 4: Last day of classes and ELI Closing Ceremony


Dates for Future Terms in the Intensive English Program

The University is committed to the safety of everyone on campus and to building a healthy and resilient community and will continue to monitor the spread of the new COVID variant and its severity in our community. Plans may be adjusted when necessary for the safety and health of our campuses. More information about steps being taken to keep the University community safe can be found at the Power of Pitt website





Duration of term

May 10 - August 4, 2022

August 30 - December 1 January 10 - April 13, 2023

Application deadline for students needing an F-1 visa

(Applications are accepted until the date listed or until enrollment is full. Applications may be accepted after the deadline if space is available; however, submitting an application after the deadline may not allow enough time to obtain a visa in the applicant's country.)

March 31

August 5 December 9, 2022

Application deadline for part-time or non-F-1 visa students

(Applications are accepted until the date listed or until enrollment is full.)

May 6

August 26 January 6, 2023

Placement test

 Remote: April 12 at 9 am, April 19 at 9am,
or May 3 at 9:00 am

In person: May 10 at 10:00 am

August 30 January 10


May 11 August 31 January 11


May 11-12 August 31 - September 1 January 11-12

Classes begin

May 13 September 2 January 13

Holidays (no ELI classes)

May 30: Memorial Day (University Closed)

June 20: Juneteenth (University Closed)

Independence Day: July 4-5 (No classes)



Sept. 5: Labor Day (University closed)

Oct. 14: Fall Break (University closed)

Nov. 20 - 27: Thanksgiving Break (No classes)

Jan. 16:  Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (University closed)

Feb. 13: ELI Holiday (No classes)

March 5-12: Spring Break (No classes)

Final Exams* 

July 29,
August 1-2

Nov. 18, 28, 29 April 7, 10, 11

Last Day of Classes and Closing Ceremony

August 4

December 1 August 13

*Finals in the ELI are held in every skill area during the last week and a half of the term. There are no excused absences for the final exams. A missed final exam will result in a zero (0) for that exam.