- Merced College English Language Institute -

 The Merced College English Language Institute (MCELI), located at Merced College in Merced, California, is dedicated to enhancing worldwide educational opportunities for international students by providing quality instruction in the English language and the opportunity to learn and experience American culture.

 In the MCELI program, the focus is on developing reading, writing and oral communication skills for students who are preparing for American university or college admission. Merced College requires a TOEFL score of 450 or greater on the paper-based test (PBT), or 45 on the internet-based test (iBT) in order for a student to enroll in college coursework, and students have the opportunity to take the TOEFL exam 3 times in class during each semester.  Even if a student has already received a TOEFL score allowing him or her to enter college directly, the student can join the MCELI class for a semester to help adjust more gradually to American life. The MCELI program provides a useful bridge to college for international students.

Schedule and Tuition Fees for 2018

Semester Schedule

Tuition Fees

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

Fall 2018


From 1/8/2018 to 4/27/2018

From 4/30/2018 to 8/10/2018

From 8/27/2018 to 12/7/2018

$3,900 per semester

$260    per week

Class Schedule

Monday - Friday, 9am - 12:35pm