International Education - International Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Quarter

Classes Begin*

Classes
End

Admission Application Deadline**

Homestay Application Deadline***

Summer 2015

June 29

Aug. 20

May 15, 2015

May 15, 2015

Fall 2015

Sept. 21

Dec. 9

August 15, 2015

August 15, 2015

Winter 2016

Jan. 4

March 23

November 15, 2015

November 15, 2015

Spring 2016 Apr. 4 June 17 February 15, 2016 February 15, 2016

* New students should arrive about one week before classes begin for testing, registration and orientation. Also see the main college academic calendar.

** Admission Applications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis after the deadline.

*** Late fee of $150 applies if Homestay Application is received after the deadline.


Fall 2015

Aug. 15

Admission and Homestay Application deadline

Begins Sept. 14

COMPASS Testing Available: If you need to test for college courses, please see your advisor in the international education office as soon as possible after your arrival so they can help you register for classes. They will also help to arrange COMPASS testing.

Sept. 14

Placement Tests (You will be contacted about the correct time/date for your test)
9 a.m. – noon & 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Please bring your passport and I-20 for testing.
Location: Cascade 523

Sept. 15

Placement Tests (You will be contacted about the correct time/date for your test)
9 a.m. – noon & 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Please bring your passport and I-20 for testing.
Location: Cascade 523

Sept. 17

9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Homestay Orientation – Mandatory for all homestay students
Location: Cascade 332

11:30 a.m. – Noon: Lunch
Location: Performance Lounge

Noon – 4 p.m.: All Student Orientation – Mandatory for ALL new students
Location: Performance Lounge

Sept. 18

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: IEP Orientation – Mandatory for all IEP students
Location: Cascade 332

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: College Orientation – Mandatory for all college students.
Location: Cascade 332

Sept. 19

9:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Seattle Trip – Available for all new students
Meeting Location: HEC Building

Sept. 21

First Day of Instruction for College Level Students

Sept. 21

First Day of Instruction for IEP Students begins at noon with Listening-Speaking class.

Dec. 9

Last Day of Final Exams

Winter 2016

Nov. 15

Admission and Homestay Application deadline

Dec. 28 - 29

COMPASS Testing Available: If you need to test for college courses, please see your advisor in the international education office as soon as possible after your arrival so they can help you register for classes. Please bring your passport and I-20 with you to the office. They will also help to arrange COMPASS testing.

Dec. 29

9:30 a.m. – noon: Intensive English Program (IEP) Placement Testing
Please bring your passport and I-20 for testing.
Location: Performance Lounge (Cascade Building, 4th Floor)

Dec. 30

8:30 - 11 a.m.: Homestay Orientation – Mandatory for all homestay students
Location: Performance Lounge (Cascade Building, 4th Floor)

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: All Student Orientation – Mandatory for ALL new students (Lunch provided)
Location: Performance Lounge (Cascade Building, 4th Floor)

Dec. 31

9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m.: IEP Orientation – Mandatory for all IEP students
Location: Performance Lounge (Cascade Building, 4th Floor)

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: College Orientation – Mandatory for all college students.
Location: Olympic 202

Jan. 4

First Day of Instruction for College Level Students

Jan. 5

First Day of Instruction for IEP Students

Jan. 9

9:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Seattle Trip – Available for all new students
Meeting Location: HEC Building

Mar. 23

Last Day of Final Exams

General Inquiries

international@pierce.ctc.edu
Voice: 253-964-6229
Fax: 253-964-6256

Pierce College International Programs
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
USA

Submission of Applications

internationalapp@
pierce.ctc.edu

Fax: 253-964-6256

Pierce College International Programs
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498-1999
USA

Study-Abroad Opportunities

For American students

Shannon Scott
Program Specialist/International Education Admissions
253-964-6656

The International Club

Mary Meulblok
Manager, International Student Services
253-964-6725

Housing and Homestay

homestay@pierce.ctc.edu