We strongly recommend new overseas applicants to apply for admission at least one month in advance of their intended starting quarter, to allow sufficient time for visa processing and to make travel arrangements. However, we suggest to apply as early as possible in order to make all necessary pre-departure arrangements.
Visa processing times differ from country to country. Please check the visa wait time for your specific city/country.
New Overseas (First time applying to study in the US):
- Summer 2020: May 25, 2020
- Fall 2020: August 25, 2020
- Winter 2021: November 25, 2020
- Spring 2021: February 25, 2021
- Summer 2021: May 25, 2021
- Fall 2021: August 25, 2021
F-1 visa Transfer: Second day of first week of intended quarter
Concurrent (F-1 visa student who plans to take 1-2 courses): 10th day of intended quarter
Incidental Study and Part-or-Full Time Study nonimmigrant visa status: Second day of first week of intended quarter
**If student plans to change nonimmigrant visa to F-1 visa overseas, the deadline is 1 month before intended Quarter starts.
**If student plans to apply for Change of Status in the US, the processing time for USCIS approval will be over 4+ months.