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.

2017

FALL: September 25 - December 14

2018

WINTER: January 02 - March 21
SPRING: April 02 - June 15
SUMMER: June 25 - August 17
FALL: September 24 - December 13

2019

WINTER: January 02 - March 20
SPRING: April 01 - June 14
SUMMER: June 24 - August 16
FALL: September 23 - December 12

2020

The 2020 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.

2017

FALL: September 25 - December 01

2018

WINTER: January 08 - March 16
SPRING: April 02 - June 08
SUMMER: June 25 - August 16
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

The 2020 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

2017

2018

Jan 02: New Year's Day
Jan 16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb 20: President's Day
May 29: Memorial Day
July 04: Independence Day
Sept 04: Labor Day
Nov 10: Veterans Day *
Nov 23: Thanksgiving Day
Nov 24: Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 22: Christmas Eve Holiday
Dec 25: Christmas Day Holiday

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 24: Christmas Eve Holiday
Dec 25: Christmas Day Holiday

*Classes not held, but campus offices remain open.

2019

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