Dates and Deadlines

South Seattle Community College

South Seattle College is on quarter system. We have four starting dates. The academic year starts in September (Fall Quarter) each year.

We strongly recommend that students apply for admission at least one month in advance of the student orientation to allow sufficient time for visa processing and to make travel arrangements. Visa processing time may differ from country to country. Students transferring from within the U.S. may apply by the quarter start date.


The college quarterly calendar will provide other important dates and deadlines.



Academic Term

Recommended Deadline

(Outside of US) 

New Student Orientation

Quarter Dates

Fall Quarter 2014

 Aug 1

Sept 8

Sept 22 to Dec 10

Winter Quarter 2015

May 31

Dec 29

Jan 5 to Mar 25

Spring Quarter 2015

Mar 1

Mar 23

Apr 6 to Jun 19

Summer 2015

May 31

 Jun 15

Jun 29 to Aug 21

Fall 2015

Aug 1

Sept 14

Sep 28 to Dec 16