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Comprehensive English Program

Comprehensive English Program

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.

Two new CEP tracks will be offered this fall!

For more information email


This track is for high intermediate students who need to build the language skills, test taking strategies, and confidence required to succeed on the iBT TOEFL exam. Through practice questions and diagnostic tests, students gain confidence and improve their performance. Sessions take place in both classroom and language lab settings.


This track is designed to help high intermediate students develop leadership skills and improve their ability to communicate in both speaking and writing in professional business settings. Students learn skills for effective negotiating, giving business presentations, leading meetings, and professionally addressing a business audience through both speaking and writing.


Innovative online courses in reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, and pronunciation are available to intermediate level students. ​Email for ​registration information.

Comprehensive English Program Tuition and Fees


Fall 2017 

Spring 2018 

Summer I 2018 

Summer II 2018 

Course Dates

September 6 –
December 7 

January 29 –
May 3 

May 21 –
June 28 

July 2 –
August 9 

Course fees for Comprehensive
English Program





Health Insurance*

(for 12 weeks) 

(for 12 weeks) 

(for 12 weeks) 

(for 12 weeks)

University Fees*

$400 $400 $400

On-campus housing and dining
$7,000 - $9,000 *** $7,000 - $9,000 ***
(for 6 weeks) 

(for 6 weeks) 

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

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

***On-campus housing and dining prices are subject to change.

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.