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.

Graduate Quarter International Deadlines (US Campuses)

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 the Visa Information page. 

OUT-OF-COUNTRY DEADLINESWINTER 2024SPRING 2024SUMMER 2024FALL 2024
Application Complete:
Out-of-Country Deadline
11/6/232/5/245/6/247/15/24
Enrollment Confirmation: Out-of Country Deadline 11/20/232/19/245/20/248/5/24
Initial I-20 Request Deadline11/20/232/19/245/20/248/5/24
Graduate Term Start Dates1/8/244/8/247/8/249/16/24
IN-COUNTRY DEADLINESWINTER 2024SPRING 2024SUMMER 2024FALL 2024
Application Complete:
In-Country Deadline
12/11/233/11/246/10/248/19/24
Enrollment Confirmation: In-Country Deadline 12/18/233/18/246/17/248/26/24
Transfer I-20 Request Deadline12/18/233/18/246/17/248/26/24
Graduate Term Start Dates1/8/244/8/247/8/249/16/24

Bachelor’s Completion Semester International Deadlines (US Campuses) 

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 the Visa Information page. 

OUT-OF-COUNTRY DEADLINESSPRING 2024SUMMER 2024FALL 2024
Application Complete:
Out-of-Country Deadline
11/6/233/4/247/8/24
Enrollment Confirmation: Out-of Country Deadline 11/20/233/18/247/22/24
Initial I-20 Request Deadline11/20/233/18/247/22/24
Bachelor’s Completion Term Start Dates1/8/245/6/249/3/24
IN-COUNTRY DEADLINESSPRING 2024SUMMER 2024FALL 2024
Application Complete:
In-Country Deadline
12/11/234/8/248/12/24
Enrollment Confirmation: In-Country Deadline 12/18/234/15/248/19/24
Transfer I-20 Request Deadline12/18/234/15/248/19/24
Bachelor’s Completion Term Start Dates1/8/245/6/239/3/24

*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.


Canadian Campus International Deadlines

OUT-OF-COUNTRY DEADLINESWINTER 2024FALL 2024
Application Complete:
Out-of-Country Deadline
8/1/234/8/24
Enrollment Confirmation: Out-of Country Deadline 10/1/235/1/24
Recommended Study Permit Request*10/1/23*6/16/24*
Term Start Dates1/8/249/16/24
*Generally, processing time takes about 3 months but can sometimes take as long as 4-5 months.
IN-COUNTRY DEADLINESWINTER 2024FALL 2024
Application Complete:
In-Country Deadline
12/11/238/19/24
Enrollment Confirmation: In-Country Deadline 12/18/239/2/24
Transfer Study Permit Request DeadlineN/A9/2/24
Term Start Dates1/8/249/16/24

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