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
Fall 2 Oct. 30, 2016 - Feb. 23, 2017
Spring 1 Jan. 16 - April 27, 2018
Spring 2 March 12 - June 29, 2018
Summer 1 May 14 - July 6, 2017
Summer 2 May 14 - Aug. 24, 2017

Application Priority Dates

Academic TermApplication Priority Date
Fall 1 June 1
Fall 2 Sept. 1
Spring 1 Dec. 1
Spring 2 Jan. 5
Summer 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.

Need more information

Email Admissions at admissions@esc.edu or call our Student Information Center at 800-847-3000

Academic Terms and Application Priority Dates

Academic Terms for Current Year

Academic TermDates
September Sept. 9 -  Dec. 20, 2013
November Oct. 28, 2013 - Feb. 21, 2014
January Jan. 21 - May 2, 2014
March March 10 - June 27, 2014
May (A) May 19 - July 11, 2014
May (B) May 19 - Aug. 29, 2014

Empire State College has five 15-week terms that begin in September, November, January, March and May. May also includes an eight-week session.

Application Priority Dates

Academic TermApplication Priority Date
September June 1
November September 1
January December 1
March January 1
May 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.

Need more information

E-mail Admissions at admissions@esc.edu or call our Student Information Center at 800-847-3000

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