Academic Terms and Application Priority Dates

Empire State College has five 15-week terms. Summer includes 8-week and 15-week terms.

Academic Terms for 2017-18 Academic Year

Academic TermDates
Fall 1 Sept. 11 - Dec. 22, 2017
Spring 1 Jan. 16 - April 27, 2018
Spring 2 March 12 - June 29, 2018
Summer 1 May 7 - July 29, 2018
Summer 2 May 7 - Aug. 17, 2018
Summer 3 June 6 - Aug. 3, 2018

Application Priority Dates

Academic TermApplication Priority Review DateApplication Deadline Date
Fall May 15 June 15
Spring October 1 November 1
Summer February 1 March 1

Each of the five academic terms has an application priority date. To guarantee review of your application for your preferred starting term, apply as early as you can. All application materials, including official transcripts, must be received before the priority date. See the application requirements to learn when an application is considered complete.

Things you should know about application priority dates:

  • applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis
  • applications received after the priority date may be considered based on space availability. If space is not available, late applications will be reviewed for the next available term.
  • the number of students admitted depends on the capacity of each center and the availability of mentors in the applicant's requested area of study.

RN to B.S. in Nursing Program

The RN to B.S. in Nursing degree program has its own admission policies. Consult Nursing Admissions for details.

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