Timeline for USA Summer Intake 2021

By Subhashri Roy Updated On - Jan 28, 2021 03:36 PM

Looking forward to applying to a university in the US? Here is the timeline for Summer 2021 intake that you should follow in order to ensure a successful application process to one of the top US universities.

Every year, thousands of international students apply to US universities with Summer intake that usually begins in May and ends in August. Generally, not preferred by many due to the popularity of the Spring and Fall intakes, the Summer intake also has a handful of top US universities offering admission. 

Many students drop an entire year when they fail to get admission during the Fall or Spring admission cycles due to several reasons, one of which is lack of information and inability to find enough good universities in the US with Summer intake. 

Given the ongoing disruptions caused by COVID-19, students from across the world wishing to pursue higher education in the world have been affected and are also more likely to face even more competition in admission, which makes applying for the Summer intake 2021 considerably beneficial. In this article, find out what the Summer intake 2021 will be all about, how to go about applying to Summer intake US universities and which American universities are offering Summer intake in 2021.  

About May Intake in the USA

Here are the important points about Summer intake in the US:

  • Programmes offered in the intake are of short duration.

  • Universities usually offer language programmes for non-English speaking applicants.

  • Very few colleges and universities offer admission. 

  • Fewer students apply to universities offering admission during the Summer intake, which means that there are greater chances of getting an offer.

Timeline for May 2021 Intake in the USA 

Here is the overview of the timeline for the Summer 2021 intake, which would all in all take around a year:

Timeline

Activity

Research 

(April-Aug 2020)

Find out which universities offer Summer intake, if your course of choice is on offer and what the admission requirements are

Take the Required Standardised Tests 

(Sept-Nov 2020)

Attempt the required tests such as the GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, LSAT, TOEFL, IELTS, or any other.

Apply to Universities 

(Nov 2020-March 2021)

Apply to universities and submit required documents

Wait for Your Admission Decision 

(Feb-March 2021)

Wait for the universities to respond to your application

Apply for Visa and Arrange your FInances

(April-May 2021)

Apply for the applicable US student visa and an education loan, if required. Also, find out if you are eligible for any scholarships offered by the university

Fly to the US (May 2021)

You are all set to fly to the US

Step-By-Step Guide For Summer 2021 Intake In The US

As big an undertaking studying abroad is, it is also a major decision that needs a well-planned timeline and careful decision making. Here is the timeline for the Summer 2021 intake in the US: 

Step-By-Step Guide For The Summer 2021 Intake In The US

Explore All Options: April-August 2020

Although only fewer universities as compared to the Fall or Spring intake, you need to do thorough research on which universities you can apply to. Also, given the current circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is recommended that you pick universities or colleges that are “safe” or have been able to manage to deliver quality education despite the pandemic. 

While shortlisting US universities with Summer intake, make sure they offer the course you are planning on pursuing and the mode of delivery they will be adopting for the intake. Once you have a list of a handful of universities that meet your requirements and have a brief idea about their admission process, you can move on to the next step. 

Also, note down the application deadlines of these universities. Usually, Summer universities in the US open their application window between the months of November and March.

Attempt Required Admission Tests: September-November 2020

Now that you are aware of all the requirements of your selected universities, you can attempt the required tests such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, TOEFL, IELTS or any other which is applicable. 

Although test centres have been reopened, most of these tests are being administered in online mode. In case you are unable to take the test, many universities have been offering test waivers in view of the global pandemic. 

Scores of these tests are usually released within 5 to 7 days from the test date.

Also Read: Timeline for September 2021 Intake to Study in the USA

Apply to Universities: November 2020 to March 2021

You may start applying to the universities that you listed down in the first step. In case the application window has not opened, you can wait and apply by March 2021. 

Now, easily apply to the universities by reaching out to us at abroad@collegedekho.com or 785 9990 990 or visit the official websites of the respective universities. While applying, you may be asked to submit/upload the following documents: 

  • Application fee

  • CV

  • Transcripts or records of grades (high school and/or university)

  • Admission test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, etc.)

  • Letters of Recommendation 

  • Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or any other)

  • Statement of Purpose

  • Writing sample

  • Passport photo

Wait for Universities to Respond: February-March 2021

You can sit back and only wait for the admission decision. Usually, US universities take around a month to either accept or decline your application although you might have to wait longer. You may also contact the university to know the status of your application, which would otherwise be notified via email. 

Apply for US Student Visa, Education Loan or Scholarships: April-May 2021

Now that you have your letter of acceptance in hand, you can apply for a US Student visa. Also, make sure that yours in a SEVP-approved school, which is a prerequisite for you to be issued a visa. Generally, a visa is granted within 3 to 5 weeks from the date of application.

Also, the ideal time to apply for an education loan would be now (if required). You can evaluate how much the tuition fees and living expenses would cost you and apply for a loan accordingly.

Most US universities consider international students for scholarships automatically through their admission applications. However, you may be required to fill out a separate application form and submit the same along with the required documents.

Also Read: Study in the USA: Know All About Spring (January) 2021 Intake

Fly to the US: May 2021

Find out if the US borders have opened for international students for the Summer intake 2021. If not, then you might have to commence your studies from your home country and then transfer to campus once the situation returns to normalcy. Majority of US universities have adopted a blended model of instruction- a combination of both in-person and face-to-face learning. 

US Universities With Summer Application Deadlines in 2021

Check out the list of American universities with Summer intake in 2021: 

Name of the University

Location

Aurora University

Aurora, Illinois

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, Virginia

Canisius College

Buffalo, New York

Capital University 

Columbus, Ohio

Clemson University

Clemson, South Carolina

Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florid

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia

Grand Valley State University

Allendale Charter Township, Michigan

Hendrix College

Conway, Arkansas

Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana

Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

Jacksonville University 

Jacksonville, Florida

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia

Marietta College

Marietta, Ohio

North Central University

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regent University

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Galloway Township, New Jersey

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Southeastern University

Lakeland, Florida

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah

St. Edward's University

Austin, Texas

St. Mary’s University of Minnesota

Winona, Minnesota

The University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

University of Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, New Mexico

University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida

University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas

University of Washington Tacoma

Tacoma, Washington

Virginia State University

Petersburg, Virginia

Winthrop University

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Eastern Washington University

Cheney, Washington

Kean University

Union, New Jersey

If you wish to clear out your doubts regarding international education and/or admissions, then call us at 785-9990-990 or write to us at abroad@collegedekho.com. You can also browse through the hundreds of programmes and universities available all around the globe. 

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