Dates and Deadlines


Academic Calendars

Note: College Bridge students take both ESL and college classes. They should refer to the college programs calendar for start and end dates of college classes, and the Intensive English calendar for start and end dates of ESL classes.

College Programs

Intensive English

College Bridge/College orientation is held two Thursdays before classes begin. When making travel plans, students should make sure to arrive in Seattle a few days prior to orientation.


SUMMER: June 29 - August 21
FALL: September 29 - December 17


WINTER: January 04 - March 24
SPRING: April 05 - June 18
SUMMER: June 28 - August 20
FALL: September 27 - December 15

ESL orientation is held the week before classes begin, over three days. When making travel plans, students should make sure to arrive in Seattle a few days prior to orientation.


SUMMER: June 29 - August 20
FALL: September 29 - December 07


WINTER: January 04 - March 12
SPRING: April 05 - June 11
SUMMER: June 28 - August 19
FALL: September 27 - December 03

The 2022 calendar is not set yet. Although dates change each year, quarters follow this general pattern:

WINTER: January to Mid-March
SPRING: April to Mid-June
SUMMER: Mid-June to Mid-August
FALL: Late September to early-December

Application Deadlines

The deadlines below are for all ESL and College programs at Seattle Central College, and for all new, deferring and returning applicants.

Receipt of the admission decision and I-20 form needed to apply for a visa can take up to four weeks from the date an application is complete. Plan accordingly when applying close to the deadline. All students must arrive in Seattle in time for our mandatory orientation.

General Applicants

Transfer Applicants*


FALL: August 25, 2020


WINTER: November 25, 2020
SPRING: February 25, 2021
SUMMER: May 25, 2021
FALL: August 25, 2021


FALL: September 22, 2020


WINTER: December 28, 2020
SPRING: March 29, 2021
SUMMER: June 21, 2021
FALL: September 20, 2021

* Students are considered transfer applicants if they are already in the U.S. studying on F/M-1 visas, or if they studied in the U.S. with an F/M-1 visa within the past 5 months.

Applications received after the posted deadlines  will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and may be deferred to a later quarter. All applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

For more information on our admission policy terms and conditions, please click here.

Holiday Schedule



Jan 01: New Year's Day
Jan 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb 17: President's Day
May 25: Memorial Day
July 03: Independence Day
Sept 07: Labor Day
Nov 11: Veterans Day *
Nov 26: Thanksgiving Day
Nov 27: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 24: Christmas Eve Holiday
Dec 25: Christmas Day Holiday

To be announced

*Classes not held, but campus offices remain open.