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 - June 29, 2018
Summer 2 May 7 - Aug. 17, 2018
Summer 3 June 11 - Aug. 3, 2018

Application Review Dates

Academic TermPriority Application ReviewGeneral Application ReviewApplication Deadline
Fall May 15 May 16- June 15 Extended to June 30
Spring October 1 October 2- November 1 November 1
Summer February 1 February 2- March 1 March 1

All application materials, including official transcripts, must be received by the application review dates above. See the application requirements to learn when an application is considered complete.

Things you should know about application review dates:

  • applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis
  • the number of students admitted depends on the capacity of each location 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 and Allied Health Admissions for details.

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