• Application Deadlines for US Universities - Spring, Fall, Summer, Winter

    Application Deadlines for US Universities. Fall semester Deadlines and Spring Semester deadlines. US Universities deadline information for Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2015 and Spring 2015 students.


    In the US, most of the colleges / universities follow either semester or quarter system. The application deadlines are different for each college / university and are different for each system. Not all universities have same deadline. Top Universities will have deadlines by 8-12 months before the starting date of the classes. Average universities will end admissions by 6-10 months before.

    There are two major education systems in USA. 1) Semester System 2) Quarter System. Each university follows one of these systems.

    Application Deadlines for US Universities

    Semester system and Universities deadlines

    Semester System will have three semesters every year.
    • Spring (Jan)
    • Summer (May)
    • Fall (August)


    Term Applying Admission Deadlines
    Fall If you want to apply to top universities(A, A+) apply by Nov/Dec of the previous year.A-, B, B+ or C+ Grade Universities deadlines will be around in Feb/March of the same year.
    Some C- , D Grade universities will have deadlines of june / july for Fall admissions.
    Spring If you want to apply to top universities(A, A+) apply by March/April of the Same year.A-, B, B+ or C+ Grade Universities deadlines will be around in july/August of the same year.
    Some C- , D Grade universities will have deadlines of Oct / Nov for Spring admissions.
    Summer Usually deadlines are by March of the year.
    Fall semester Deadlines

    The period from mid August to December is called as the Fall semester. This is the main semester of the year. Most of the students are admitted in the Fall semester. Likewise, most of the scholarships are also offered in the Fall semester. The Fall semester consists of 16 to 18 weeks.

    Top Universities will close admissions by November or end of December of the previous year. Suppose if you are planning for Fall 2011 semester and heading to Top universities, apply by end of Nov/ December of the year 2010.

    If you miss these dates lot of universities will accept applications after that dates. You should send your completed application packet to the Admissions Office of the University by the end of March of that year. Some Universities have April or May or even June deadlines. However, we advise you that in any case send your application package by the end of March. This will make sure that you are one of the early applicants and your application for admission as well as scholarship will be considered before others.

    Spring semester Deadlines

    The period from January to mid May is called as the Spring semester. The Spring semester consists of 16 to 18 weeks.
    If you plan to apply for the Spring semester, you should send your completed application packet to the Admissions Office of the University by the end of July of the year before. Some Universities have September or October deadlines. Again, if you want to get a head start for admission and scholarship consideration, you should send your application packet by the end of August.

    Summer semester Deadlines

    The period from mid May to mid August is called as the Summer semester. The Summer quarter consists of 10 to 12 weeks. Normally, Summer semester is divided into sessions, such as Summer session I, Summer session II, etc. Each session is made up of 5 to 6 weeks.

    Some Universities do NOT give admission for the Summer semester. However, you are advised to check with individual Universities as admission policies are different for each University.

    Quarter system and Universities deadlines

    Fall Quarter Deadlines

    The period from late September to December is called as the Fall semester. This is the main semester of the year. Most of the students are admitted in the Fall semester. Likewise, most of the scholarships are also offered in the Fall semester. The Fall semester consists of 12 to 13 weeks.
    If you plan to apply for the Fall quarter, you should send your completed application packet to the Admissions Office of the University by the end of June of that year. Some Universities have July or August deadlines. However, we advise you that in any case send your application package by the end of June. This will make sure that you are one of the early applicants and your application for admission as well as scholarship will be considered before others.

    Winter Quarter Deadlines

    The period from January to late March is called as the Winter quarter. The Winter quarter consists of 12 to 13 weeks.
    If you plan to apply for the Winter semester, you should send your completed application packet to the Admissions Office of the University by the beginning of October of the year before. Some Universities have November or December deadlines. Again, if you want to get a head start for admission and scholarship consideration, you should send your application packet by the beginning of October.

    Spring Quarter Deadlines

    The period from April to late June is called as the Spring quarter. The Spring quarter consists of 12 to 13 weeks.
    If you plan to apply for the Spring quarter, you should send your completed application packet to the Admissions Office of the University by the beginning of January of that year. Some Universities have February or March deadlines. Again, if you want to get a head start for admission and scholarship consideration, you should send your application packet by the beginning of January.

    Summer Quarter Deadlines

    The period from July to late August is called as the Summer quarter. The Summer quarter consists of 8 to 10 weeks. Normally, Summer quarter is divided into sessions, such as Summer session I, Summer session II, etc. Each session is made up of about 5 weeks.

    Some Universities do NOT give admission for the Summer semester. However, you are advised to check with individual Universities as admission policies are different for each University.
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. kumawat's Avatar
      kumawat -
      hello
      tell me name of universities in which deadlines will be in march
      I am from electrical and electronics stream
    1. kskrishna's Avatar
      kskrishna -
      guys , pls help me out ................ I got very low score on gre (282 quant-146 and verbal-136) and i'd like to re-take it by sep 3rd week .... and here is my doubt is that can i apply for univ's for this spring 13..... and most of the ppl are saying that sep 1st week is the dead lines for all univs this is screwing me up if so i've to wait for another year , and m gng to take TOEFL on 26th of this month .......... pls get me a solution ........
    1. NEEL SHAH's Avatar
      NEEL SHAH -
      hey frnds,
      plz help out or suggest me the name of universities which is accepting GRE + IELTS.
      i wanna apply for fall 2013.
      i completed my bachelors with 7.29 CGPA and will be completing GRE and IELTS by the end of november this year.
      also suggest me the scores that i need to get in both GRE and IELTS for my MS in computer science in good universities prefering IELTS. eagerly waiting for the response.
    1. gvanimurth's Avatar
      gvanimurth -
      Hi
      I am yet to give my GRE (on Dec 26th) and Toefl (on Jan 12th).
      I am planning for falls 2013.
      Can you please suggest me colleges which can accept my profile. Scholarship is must and important for me. not to worry my profile is good
    1. ravi raju's Avatar
      ravi raju -
      hi friends!
      iam new to this pls help us....
      MY GRE score-290,
      toefl-92,
      Btech-68%
      with this low score ,i want to do Ms in embedded systems in Fall-2013. pls suggest some universities which has a chance to get admissions ..thanks for ur valuble suggestions.
    1. reddypavs's Avatar
      reddypavs -
      hi friends!
      iam new to this pls help me....
      MY GRE score-291,
      toefl-70,
      Btech-71.9%(upto 3-2)
      with this low score ,i want to do Ms in electrical engineering in Fall-2013. pls suggest some universities which has a chance to get admissions ..
    1. Sumant's Avatar
      Sumant -
      hi....
      can any one suggest the final date to apply for jan semister to get admitn in avg universities
    1. sonali6's Avatar
      sonali6 -
      hello...
      presently am pursuing b.tech,7th sem in electrical engineering,my overall degree will be around 65% . pls help me how can i improve my profile and how much maximum score should i get in GRE so that i can manage to get admission in good state university. I want to do MS in MIS.
      pls guide me...
    1. Sri Kumar's Avatar
      Sri Kumar -
      hi friends.
      i am currently doing my engineering 7 semister,and will be giving my GRE on nov mid week,so could u let me know the deadlines for fall 2014.
      sreekumar
    1. ronakpatel's Avatar
      ronakpatel -
      Quote Originally Posted by sonali6 View Post
      hello...
      presently am pursuing b.tech,7th sem in electrical engineering,my overall degree will be around 65% . pls help me how can i improve my profile and how much maximum score should i get in GRE so that i can manage to get admission in good state university. I want to do MS in MIS.
      pls guide me...
      minimum 310 needed for good uni.and for scolership 320 up score.
    1. yaswanth's Avatar
      yaswanth -
      what is the difference between FAll semester and FALL quarter please let me know
    1. Dhivya S's Avatar
      Dhivya S -
      Hi! Am Dhivya S. Please evaluate my profile.
      GRE- verbal: 145
      Quants: 152
      TOTAL: 297
      TOEFL: yet to be taken
      UG : 8.42/10
      UG Stream: Electronics & Instrumentation

      I wanna apply for fall 2014 for MS in VLSI major. Please suggest me some universities for my profile.
      Thank you!
    1. Sur.25's Avatar
      Sur.25 -
      TOEFL-90 (R-23,S-23,L-21,W-23)
      GRE-302(Q-156,V-146)
      UG-67.19%
      12th-94.3%
      10th-93.3%
      Want to pursue MSEE for summer 2014.
      Can u please suggest universities based on my profile.
      So that I can start with application process ASAP.
    1. suyaminn's Avatar
      suyaminn -
      I would like to know the list of US universities for summer intake, 2014 for the progression of Higher National Diploma.
    1. srinu6692's Avatar
      srinu6692 -
      Dear Sir,
      Thanks for the post. I have seen 2014 spring deadlines in one of your previous posts. Please kindly put the fall 2014 deadlines too for as many universities as you can. It would be a great help to most of us.
    1. pras917's Avatar
      pras917 -
      Hi! Am Dhivya S. Please evaluate my profile.
      GRE- verbal: 148
      Quants: 164
      TOTAL: 312
      TOEFL: yet to be taken
      UG : 6.4/10
      UG Stream: Electronics & Instrumentation
      Work Exp: 5 years 6 months in Telecommunications/VAS

      I wanna apply for fall 2014 for MS in Computer Science major.
      Please suggest the information regarding the following universities:

      1. Texas A&M College Station
      2. University of Houston, Main Campus
      3. Rice University
      4. UT Dallas

      Also, please let me know the probability of getting a seat in these universities a/c to my profile

      Thank you!
    1. pras917's Avatar
      pras917 -
      Hi! Am Govind. Please evaluate my profile.
      GRE- verbal: 148
      Quants: 164
      TOTAL: 312
      TOEFL: yet to be taken
      UG : 64%
      UG Stream: Electronics & Communications
      Work Exp: 5.6 Years in Telecommunications

      I wanna apply for fall 2014 for MS in Computer Science major. Please suggest me information regarding following universities.\

      1. Texas A&M College Station
      2. University of Houston, Main Campus
      3. Rice University
      4. UT Dallas

      Also please let me know the probability of getting a seat in these universities based upon my profile.
      Thank you!
    1. Unregister's Avatar
      Unregister -
      MS in CS or Data warehousing
      GRE-272(V-136,Q-136)
      B.Tech IT - 82.5%
      Work experiences- 2.5 yrs.
      Yet to give my TOEFL
      Can anyone tell me,if there any possibility for admission in FALL 2014
      Thanks!
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I am looking for universities in Summer 2014 for MS in ECE..Can you please

      Well my credentials are follows:
      GPA-3.60
      GRE - 284(138V+146Q) Old pattern (300v+560Q)
      IELTS 6.0
      Experience- 2 years in Wireless Sensors for Mega Projects Extension .

      Please reply asap
    1. baba's Avatar
      baba -
      my son with gre score of 324 wishes to study in ms in us at the earliest. please advise
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