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.

2018

FALL: September 24 - December 12

2019

WINTER: January 02 - March 22
SPRING: April 01 - June 14
SUMMER: June 24 - August 16
FALL: September 23 - December 11

2020 (tentative)

WINTER: January 06 - March 25
SPRING: April 06 - June 19
SUMMER: June 29 - August 21
FALL: September 28 - December 16

2021

The 2021 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 Mid- December

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.

2018

FALL: September 24 - November 30

2019

WINTER: January 07 - March 15
SPRING: April 01 - June 07
SUMMER: June 24 - August 15
FALL: September 23 - November 29

2020 (tentative)

WINTER: January 13 - March 20
SPRING: April 06 - June 12
SUMMER: June 29 - August 20
FALL: September 28 - December 04

2021

The 2021 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 15th
Winter: November 15th
Spring: February 15th
Summer: May 15th

Fall: September 10th
Winter: December 15th
Spring: March 15th
Summer: June 10th

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

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

Holiday Schedule

2018

2019

Jan 01: New Year's Day
Jan 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb 19: President's Day
May 28: Memorial Day
July 04: Independence Day
Sept 03: Labor Day
Nov 12: Veterans Day *
Nov 22: Thanksgiving Day
Nov 23: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 21: Christmas Holiday
Dec 24: Christmas Eve Holiday
Dec 25: Christmas Day Holiday
Dec 26: Christmas Holiday

Jan 01: New Year's Day
Jan 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb 18: President's Day
May 27: Memorial Day
July 04: Independence Day
Sept 02: Labor Day
Nov 11: Veterans Day *
Nov 28: Thanksgiving Day
Nov 29: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 24: Christmas Eve Holiday
Dec 25: Christmas Day Holiday

*Classes not held, but campus offices remain open.