Accreditations and Affiliations


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

The University of Texas at Austin maintains accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This accreditation extends "to all programs offered on the institution's main campus." (From the reaffirmation letter from SACSCOC, April 2009)


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Commission on English Language Accreditation

English Language Center holds an additional accreditation with the Commission on English Language Accreditation, which upholds standards of excellence in intensive English programs. Read more about CEA standards.


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We are members of EnglishUSA, which provides support, standards, and advocacy for intensive English programs in the United States.


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Study Texas

We are a member of Study Texas, a nonprofit organization devoted to the promotion of study and degree opportunities in the Lone Star state.


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Education USA

We work with Education USA, which provides advising on language study and higher education opportunities in the US. Education USA offers more than 400 advising centers in over 170 countries.


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Our faculty are members of TESOL, an international association of professionals advancing the quality of English language teaching through professional development, research, standards, and advocacy.


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Our administrative staff are members of NAFSA, the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange.


We strive to offer the highest quality English Language Center instruction, and to provide exemplary advising services. We are committed to fulfilling the motto of The University of Texas: What starts here changes the world.