Academic Terms and Application Priority Dates

Academic Terms for 2015-16 Academic Year

Academic TermDates
Fall 1 Sept. 14 - Dec. 23, 2015
Fall 2 Nov. 2, 2015 - Feb. 26, 2016
Spring 1 Jan. 19 - April 29, 2016
Spring 2 March 14 - June 30, 2016
Summer 1 May 16 - July 8, 2016
Summer 2 May 16 - Aug. 26, 2016

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

Application Priority Dates

Academic Term Application Priority Date
Fall 1 June 1
Fall 2 Sept. 1
Spring 1 Nov. 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.

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