International Application Timeline

As an international applicant there are important deadlines you must meet in order to begin classes during your desired term. Choose your program, decide which term you want to start your courses, and follow the application process timeline below applicable to your current international status.

Note: The deadlines below are for international applicants who will be studying in the U.S. on a student visa. For more information on determining your status and requesting an I-20, please read Visa Information page. 


Graduate Quarter International Deadlines:

OUT-OF-COUNTRY DEADLINESWINTER 2021SPRING 2021SUMMER 2021FALL 2021
Application Complete:
Out-of-Country Deadline
11/02/20202/8/20215/10/20217/19/2021
Enrollment Confirmation: Out-of Country Deadline 11/16/20202/22/20215/24/20218/2/2021
Initial I-20 Request Deadline11/16/20202/22/20215/24/20218/2/2021
Graduate Term Start Dates1/19/20214/12/20217/12/2021 9/20/2021
IN-COUNTRY DEADLINESWINTER 2021SPRING 2021SUMMER 2021FALL 2021
Application Complete:
In-Country Deadline
12/07/20203/8/20216/07/20218/16/2021
Enrollment Confirmation: In-Country Deadline 12/21/20203/22/20216/21/20218/30/2021
Transfer I-20 Request Deadline12/21/20203/22/20216/21/20218/30/2021
Graduate Term Start Dates1/19/20214/12/20217/12/20219/20/2021

Bachelor’s Completion Semester International Deadlines: 

OUT-OF-COUNTRY DEADLINESSPRING 2021FALL 2021
Application Complete:
Out-of-Country Deadline
11/2/20207/8/2021
Enrollment Confirmation: Out-of Country Deadline 11/16/20207/22/2021
Initial I-20 Request Deadline11/16/20207/22/2021
Bachelor’s Completion Term Start Dates1/19/20219/9/2021
IN-COUNTRY DEADLINESSPRING 2021FALL 2021
Application Complete:
In-Country Deadline
12/7/20208/5/2021
Enrollment Confirmation: In-Country Deadline 12/21/20208/19/2021
Transfer I-20 Request Deadline12/21/20208/19/2021
Bachelor’s Completion Term Start Dates1/19/20219/9/2021

*The following programs are the only programs that meet F1 visa requirements for full-time study during the summer term. International students who wish to study full-time on an F1 visa are not eligible to begin classes in other graduate or bachelor’s completion programs during the summer term:

**No I-20 requests can be made prior to being admitted into a degree program. Please do not send I-20 materials with your application materials. All I-20 related documents must be submitted electronically through myOGS, which is only accessible after admitted students have activated their myNortheastern account. More information on the visa process can be found here.

By following the suggested timelines linked below, you should easily meet all requirements to begin classes during the term of your choice.

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