You should apply well in advance of the semester you intend to study to allow enough time to obtain the required visa from your local U.S. consulate and to complete all the necessary paperwork for obtaining a visa.
We give preference to the applicants who follow these application deadlines:
Preferred Application Deadlines
If you are applying for undergraduate study,
If you are applying for graduate study,
and would like to begin study...
Apply by ...
Fall semester (late August)
Spring semester (early January)
Summer semester (mid May–late July)
*If you plan to apply for a graduate assistantship, and/or a specific department or program to give yourself the best chance for consideration, we strongly recommend applying by January 1 for the semester that will begin the following August.
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