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

Term Winter 2018 Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018
Application Complete:
Out-of-Country Deadline
11/6/17 1/9/18 4/30/18 7/9/18
Application Complete:
In-Country Deadline
12/11/17 2/26/18 5/28/18 8/6/18
Enrollment Confirmation Deadline: Out of Country  11/17/17 2/12/18 5/14/18 7/23/18
Enrollment Confirmation Deadline: In Country  12/15/17 3/12/18 6/11/18 8/20/18
Initial I-20 Request Deadline 11/20/17 2/19/18  5/21/18 7/30/18
Transfer I-20 Request Deadline 12/18/17 3/19/18 6/18/18 8/27/18
Graduate Term Start Dates 1/8/18 4/9/18 7/9/18 9/17/18


Bachelor's Completion Semester International Deadlines

Term Spring 2018 Fall 2018
Application Complete: Out-of-Country Deadline 11/6/17 6/25/18
Application Complete: In-Country Deadline 12/11/17 7/23/18
Enrollment Confirmation Deadline : Out of Country  11/17/17  7/9/18
Enrollment Confirmation Deadline : In Country  12/15/17  8/6/18
Initial I-20 Request Deadline 11/20/17  7/16/18
Transfer I-20 Request Deadline 12/18/17  8/13/18
Bachelor's Completion Term Start Dates 1/8/18 9/4/18


*The Master of Science in Project ManagementMaster of Science in Regulatory AffairsMaster of Science in Global StudiesMaster of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication, and Master of Science in Leadership 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.