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Fall Intake in USA


The US is one of the most preferred nations for international students to pursue higher education because of its universities' teaching and research excellence. Another thing that makes it a renowned education stopover is the diverse degrees across research, course, and part-time programs with almost every area and specialization covered.

With the universities in the world preparing for fall intake 2023, the universities in the USA have also published application deadlines. This blog shares all the essentials you need to know to enrol yourself in an American university this intake successfully.

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Why One Should Choose Fall Intake in USA?

  • Since the academic year in the USA commences during this time, you get the opportunity for networking and scholarships, which are beneficial for the entire duration of your degree.
  • Another advantage of fall intake over summer or spring intake is that all universities in the USA offer all the degrees during this time.
  • The most significant advantage of enrolling in a university in the USA during fall intake is that you get numerous on-campus job opportunities due to job applications.
  • If you enrol during the fall intake,  you will have many opportunities to apply for internships. You will meet the minimum nine-month degree duration criteria.
  • Since fall intake is the beginning of the academic year,  you will also get time to explore extra-curricular activities.
  • The class size is more significant during the fall intake than in the other intakes (spring and summer), meaning you have a higher chance of being accepted into an American University.
  • The fall intake is your best option for choosing a master's, too, because that's when most of the courses end their semesters, i.e., in late August to September. So you can start your master's degree without wasting any crucial time. 

Quick Read: Spring Intake in the USA

When is Fall Intake in USA?

Most applications for the fall intake 2023 in America will open on August 1. However, most college deadlines usually fall from November to February.

List of Universities for Fall Intake in USA

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
  • Stanford University.
  • Harvard University.
  • California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
  • The University of California Berkeley.
  • Brown University.
  • Texas A & M University.
  • The University of Minnesota.
  • North Carolina State University.
  • Colorado School of Mines.

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Fall Intake in USA: Deadlines

Name of the University


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

November 1, January 1

Stanford University

January 5

Harvard University

November 1, January 1

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

November 1, January 3

The University of California Berkeley

November 30

Brown University

January 5

Texas A & M University

March 1

The University of Minnesota

January 1

North Carolina State University

November 1

Colorado School of Mines

January 15

 Fall Intake in USA: Eligibility Criteria

  • If you are applying for the UG degree after graduating from 12th or high school, In that case,  you must submit proof of completion with a minimum percentage of marks, as per the criteria of your selected university.
  • Suppose you are trying for a master's degree. You need to have the preferred education background, for example, a management or engineering bachelor's degree in management engineering master's. Furthermore,  you will need to have at least the minimum CGPA as your preferred course and university requested.
  • The essential part of studying in the USA is the entrance exams. These are IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE (English language proficiency exams), SAT or ACT exam for bachelor's and IELTS or TOEFL (English language proficiency exams), and GMAT or GRE for masters. Please note that the minimum score for these exams varies according to the university's standards, so prepare accordingly.

How to Apply for Fall Intake in USA?

To successfully apply to a university in the fall intake in America and reap its benefits, 

Here is an easy-to-follow step-by-step guide with some handy tips:

STEP 1: Start your application procedure as early as possible. Keep these things in mind.

  • Start early as, by August, you must have shortlisted 8 to 12 universities you wish to apply to, along with their application requirements, due dates, etc., from their websites.
  • You should be aware of the scholarships and bank loan options to aid your education by September.
  • You should begin by downloading helpful admission brochures from the universities' websites, published a year earlier before the intake.
  • You should also perform some early research on various accommodation options.

STEP 2: Now you have noted down the essentials, it is time to appear for and crack the admission exams – January to February 2023. 

Here are some helpful tips for this step: 

  • Begin preparing for standardised exams such as GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS, relying upon the degree and university.
  • You should enrol for GRE or GMAT by June or July or three months before the test date.
  • For English language competency tests such as IELTS or TOEFL, we advise you to register at least a month before the test date.
  • Write the required exams around September, and please plan for an intermediary time if you need to retake the tests.

STEP 3: begin by applying to the colleges and universities on your list. The application time is between February and March 2023. 

Here's what you should consider: 

  • You need to prepare well for your application. Here, a tip is to think about what makes you stand out. It's crucial to include your strengths and self-appraisal in your letter honestly.
  • You need to contact your professors and direct managers to get at least 2 to 3 reference letters a month before your application due date.
  • The next part is to draft your Statements of Purpose (SOPs) and essays. We advise you to give it a month to structure these documents properly.
  • Apply before the due date or deadline.

STEP 4: if you are selected, you will get acceptance letters and interview details via mail – from March to April 2023. 

Here are a few things to consider: 

  • Avoid unnecessary delays in replying to college emails. Also, please note that you will get a few emails, so respond to all of them appropriately.
  • You need to appear for video or personal interviews, usually scheduled around January to March.
  • Once your receive acceptance letters, make your choice as soon as possible.
  • As per the deadline, inform me whether you wish to enrol or not at the universities.
  • To confirm your seat or spot at the university, you must pay a non-refundable deposit.

STEP 5: The next step for you is to apply for a Student Visa and education loan between May and June 2023. 

Here are some tips for your benefit: 

  • You can search for and begin applying for external scholarships (if required). You won't need it in most cases, as American universities provide many scholarships. You will indeed be eligible for one of them in your institution.
  • You can apply for a student loan after receiving your acceptance letter to aid your education further.
  • Now you need to gather all the essentials for your American Student Visa.
  • Please apply for the USA Student Visa as early as possible because it takes time to process your application.

STEP 6: Book your flight tickets and departure between July and August 2023. 

Here's what you need to plan to avoid a rush: 

  • Book airline tickets.
  • It is essential to get an international debit or credit card.
  • Gather all the documents and photocopies you need to take to the USA.
  • Check out a pre-departure checklist and ensure that you are ready to go to America.

STEP 7: Done.


This was a wrap on Fall Intake in the USA 2023. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact our expert. Suppose you are interested in studying in the USA. In that case, AECC can help you quickly get admission to a university of your choice with our expertise. Contact us today.

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