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 (**).
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|
|February 29||Classes for 2nd half-term begin, if available
Accepting second half-term students at the low intermediate
|May 2||End-of-term Institutional TOEFL|
Summer Term, 2016
Priority Application Deadline: March 1, 2016*
|May 13||Placement Test/Orientation|
|May 16||ESL Registration|
|May 17||First Day of ESL classes|
|June 27||Classes for 2nd half-term begin, if available|
|August 8||End-of-Term Institutional TOEFL|
Fall Term, 2016
Priority Application Deadline: June 1, 2016*
|August 18||Placement Test/Orientation|
|August 22||ESL Registration|
|August 23||First day of ESL classes|
|October 17||Classes for 2nd half-term begin, if available|
|December 12||End-of-term Institutional TOEFL|
Spring Term, 2017
Priority Application Deadline: October 15, 2016*
|January 5||Placement Test/Orientation|
|January 9||ESL Registration|
|January 10||First day of ESL classes|
|February 27||Classes for 2nd half-term begin, if available|
|May 1||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