Application Timeline

International students who wish to study in the United States often underestimate the amount of time it takes to complete and send a college application. The following application timeline for international students will help plan the steps leading to studying in the USA.

18 months before studying in the US

Begin searching for colleges and universities with your programs of study

Register and prepare for entrance exams

12-14 months before studying in the US

Choose the schools to which you will apply

Write your application essay

Choose your references

Request transcripts

Take the required entrance exams

Mail your completed applications

3 months before studying in the US