The ESL program follows the academic calendar at Xavier University, which is based on a semester system. Semesters average 16 weeks in length.
Please note the following:
- Fall Semester begins in late August and ends in mid-December.
- Spring Semester begins in early January and ends in early May.
- A 12-week summer term is available from late May to early August.
See information below about late applications (*) and half-terms (**).
Summer Term, 2015
Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2015*
|May 15||Placement Test/Orientation|
|May 18||ESL Registration|
|May 19||First Day of ESL classes|
|June 29||Classes for 2nd half-term begin, if available|
|August 10||End-of-Term Institutional TOEFL|
Fall Term, 2015
Priority Application Deadline: June 1, 2015*
|August 20||Placement Test / Orientation|
|August 24||ESL Registration|
|August 25||First Day of ESL classes|
|August 26||Classes for 2nd half-term begin, if available|
|December 14||End-of-Term Institutional TOEFL|
Spring Term, 2016
Priority Application Deadline: October 15, 2015*
|January 7||Placement Test/Orientation|
|January 11||ESL Registration|
|January 12||First day of ESL classes|
|March 14||Classes for 2nd half-term begin, if available|
|May 2||End-of-term Institutional TOEFL|
Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis according to program availability. Admission cannot be guaranteed.
* Late applications will be considered, but please note that admission cannot be guaranteed. It is important to apply as early as possible to allow enough time to mail documents and obtain a student visa. If you are applying from within the United States, application time is generally shorter.
** A note about half-semesters: To provide some flexibility, ESL students who are already in the country and who are eligible to study may transfer to enroll for a half semester. Please note that space cannot be guaranteed. Contact the Director about availability of half-terms.
All dates subject to change