Application Deadlines 2021-2022 for Popular US Universities

By Neha Kumari Updated On - Jun 09, 2021 09:33 PM

The US Universities are accepting admissions of international students for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic year. Check the application deadlines for popular US universities here.

In the current unprecedented situation that the world is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities around the globe dedicated themselves to support students and retain international student enrollment. According to Common App data - the US, the United States has witnessed an increase of 10% in international students enrollment in 2020-21 from 2019-20.

The 2021 admissions in the US are ongoing and most schools and colleges in the US have given flexibility to students by extending the application process deadlines. With this positive decision, higher education institutions in the US are expecting to receive a large number of international students applying for the upcoming intakes. Some of these popular US universities include University of Illinois, Chicago; Auburn University; University of Dayton, Ohio; University of Kansas; University of Utah, among others.

Apart from the extended application dates, students can also benefit from different financial aids and scholarships in the US, which have been made available for students impacted by the pandemic. Students can check for the available funds at the specific institution they are applying for admissions. It should be noted that the institutions are offering courses in various formats like hybrid mode, virtual mode along with limited in-person classes which further allows students to complete the course remotely or from their homes.

If you are planning to take admission in the US, then here are the various stages of completing the application process in the US. You can also check the compiled list of popular US universities offering courses to international students along with the application deadlines for the different intakes.

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Admission Intakes in the US 2021

US has three admission intakes for international students, which includes the Fall, Summer and Spring terms. This does not necessarily mean that all US universities would offer all of the intakes. 

Academic Intake/Session

Application Deadlines

Starts in

Ends in

Fall

November 2020 to July 2021

September

December

Spring

February 2021

January

April

Summer

March 2021

May

August

Types of Application Deadlines in the US

The universities and colleges in the US have multiple deadlines, rather intakes, that aspiring international students get to choose from when applying for admissions. Students can choose to apply for admissions based on the availability of documents like academic certificates, mark sheets, required exam scorecard, passport etc. The division of application deadlines to apply for admissions in the US have been defined as follows:

Early Decision:

Students who apply within Early Decision (ED) deadlines are shortlisted by the college before anyone else applies for admissions on the other different deadlines.

Usually, the ED application deadline for any given intake comes a few months before the regular deadlines. However, students should be aware that ED acceptances are binding, meaning an applicant must enrol if offered admission.

Regular Decision:

Students can apply for a regular decision deadline at colleges in the US that generally have application deadlines scheduled from January to March for any given Intake. Students applying under regular decision can expect results by mid of April every year.

Rolling Basis:

US universities and colleges that accept applications on a rolling basis do not specify the application deadlines but set a priority date to complete the application process. The applications are evaluated as and when they are received and the decision is made regularly.

The applications under a rolling basis are accepted until all seats are filled for a specific course at a specific university.

Also Read: List of Countries Which Have Banned International Students in 2021

Application Deadlines for Bachelors in US Universities

Check the application dates for bachelor’s course offered at popular universities in the US:

University

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

University of Dayton

July 19, 2021

December 13, 2021

April 20, 2022

Auburn University

February 3, 2021

October 1, 2021

February 3, 2022

University of Illinois, Chicago

Regular Decision - May 1, 2021

Early Action - November 2, 2020

October 15, 2021

-

University of Kansas

June 1, 2021

November 15, 2021

April 1, 2022

University of Utah

April 1, 2021

November 1, 2021

March 1, 2022

University of Massachusetts, Boston

August 18, 2021

January 6, 2022

May 12, 2022

Oregon State University

Early Action Deadline - November 2, 2020

Priority Application Deadline - February 1, 2021

March 1, 2022

June 21, 2022

Suffolk University, Boston

Early Action -    November 15

Fall Admission (Priority) - February 15, 2021

December 1, 2021

-

University of South Florida

June 1, 2021

October 1, 2021

-

Adelphi University

July 21, 2021

December 14, 2021

April 15, 2022-

George Mason University

June 1, 2021

October 1, 2021

-

Hofstra University

Early Action I - November 15

Early Action II - December 15

(Rolling Admission)

Arizona State University

May 1, 2021

November 1, 2021

-

American University

Early Decision I: November 15, 2020

Early Decision II: January 15, 2021

Regular Decision: January 15, 2021

October 1, 2021

-

Texas A & M Corpus Christi

December 15, 2020

August 1, 2021

-

Note: Dates mentioned here are subject to change and may vary from one program to another.

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Application Deadlines for Masters in US Universities

Check the application dates for master’s (MS) course offered at popular universities in the US for 2021-22 academic year:

University

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

University of Dayton

July 19, 2021

December 13, 2021

April 20, 2022

Auburn University

July 13, 2021

December 7, 2021

April 14, 2022

University of Illinois, Chicago

May 1, 2021

September 1, 2021

-

University of Kansas

June 1, 2021

November 15, 2021

April 1, 2022

University of Utah

April 1, 2021

November 1, 2021

March 15, 2022

University of Massachusetts, Boston

July 15, 2021

December 16, 2021

April 21, 2022

Oregon State University

April 1

October 1

January 1

Suffolk University, Boston

July 15, 2021

December 1, 2021

April 1, 2022

University of South Florida

June 1, 2021

October 15, 2021

February 15, 2022 (Applicable only to some programs)

Adelphi University

July 21, 2021

December 14, 2021

April 15, 2022

George Mason University

January-August 2021

January 4, 2022

Priority: April 1

Space Available: May 1

Hofstra University

Early Action I - November 15

Early Action II - December 15

(Rolling Admission)

Arizona State University

Application opens - September 1, 2020

Application opens - February 1, 2021

-

American University

Fall 2021: June 1, 2021

Fall 2022: February 1, 2022 (Priority Application)

October 15, 2021

February 1, 2022

Texas A & M Corpus Christi

Deadlines vary by graduate program

Note: Dates mentioned here are subject to change and may vary from one program to another.

Also Read: Popular STEM Degree Courses in the USA

How to Apply for Admission in the US During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Students and the admission representatives are facing several challenges while completing the application process during such an unprecedented time. Many students miss the deadlines due to delay in exam schedules or the collection of the necessary documents.

However, to help students still pursue higher education in their dream destination, many US universities and colleges have extended their application deadlines for the 2021-22 academic year. Students are, therefore, encouraged to confirm the admission dates and apply for the desired courses at some of the top US universities.

Students are encouraged not to give up their dreams to study in the US due to the limitations and restrictions but connect with the academic counsellors and study abroad experts for any support and assistance required to complete the application process.

Regardless of the types of application deadlines or application platform available,  candidates need to be ready with the specified documents outlined by the university they are applying to. Some of the documents commonly required for admission purposes in the US are as follows:

  • Academic Transcript

  • Standardized Test Scores

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • Passport Copy

  • Essay

  • Work Experience Letter (for some PG courses)

For any assistance to apply for admissions to the US universities for the upcoming intakes, write to us at abroad@collegedekho.com or call us on 9590954455 to get further assistance or guidance on US admissions.

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