Academic Terms and Application Priority Dates

Academic Terms for Current Academic Year

Academic Term Dates
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 Term Application Priority Date
September June 1
November September 1
January November 1
March January 5
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.

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