Dates and Deadlines

South Seattle College operates on a quarter system. Although dates change each year, quarters follow the general pattern below:

  • WINTER: January to Mid-March
  • SPRING: April to Mid-June
  • SUMMER: Mid-June to Mid-August
  • FALL: Late September to early-December

Our 2020-2021 Academic Calendar is available online.

Application Deadlines

South Seattle College admits new international students four times a year. We strongly recommend that students apply for admission by the deadlines listed below, to allow sufficient time for processing.

New Overseas (first time applying to study in the U.S.):

  • Winter 2021: November 25, 2020
  • Spring 2021: February 25, 2021
  • Summer 2021: May 25, 2021
  • Fall 2021: August 25, 2021

Transfer (students on F, M, or other visa types already in the U.S.)*:

  • Winter 2021: December 28, 2020
  • Spring 2021: March29 25, 2021
  • Summer 2021: June 21, 2021
  • Fall 2021: September 22, 2021

* Students are considered transfer applicants if they are already in the U.S. studying on F/M-1 visas, or if they studied in the U.S. with an F/M-1 visa within the past 5 months.

Applications submitted after the recommended deadlines will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

New Student Orientation

Orientation takes place the week before classes begin. All new international students are required to attend.

  • Winter 2021: December 28 - December 31, 2020
  • Spring 2021: March 29 - April 02, 2021
  • Summer 2021: June 21 - June 25, 2021
  • Fall 2021: September 20 - September 24, 2021

At Orientation, students learn about the requirements of their F-1 visa, and services offered at South. Students will also take a placement test and meet with an advisor to register for classes.

Once you have your acceptance letter, sign-up for orientation here: https://tinyurl.com/SCIPOrientation.

During remote operations, all orientation and testing activities will be done online.

Refunds

Important Dates:

  • Withdrawal from class prior to the first day of class = 100% refund
  • Withdrawal from class within first five calendar days = 80% refund
  • Withdrawal from class within sixth - fourteenth calendar days = 50% refund
  • Withdrawal from class after fourteenth calendar day = 0 (no refund)