Tejaswini Kota

Updated on 24-05-2023


Spring(January) intake in USA 2024: Universities, Procedure & Deadlines

Spring(January) intake in USA 2024: Universities, Procedure & Deadlines

Batchwise intakes like summer intake, Fall intake, and Spring intake in USA happen in the b-schools, universities,and colleges to make the application process coherent and flexible. Through these intakes in USA, students get an opportunity to fulfil their dream to study in their desired universities and also get more options to study throughout the year.

The summer intake is less in demand and usually between May-August. The fall intake usually covers between September to December and spring intake in USA will be around January to May. Read this article till the end as it answers your many concerns about the upcoming spring (January) intake in USA 2024 like: List of  USA spring intake universities and their application deadlines, eligibility guidelines, how to plan and many more.

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What is spring intake in USA?

The Spring intake in USA is also known as January Intake and is the second intake for the students to enrol. This spring semester in USA is usually between January and May. Students who have missed the fall intake due to unforeseen circumstances can prefer this spring intake. Through this spring intake, Students can join US universities in an ongoing academic year.

The key highlights of spring intake in USA 2024 are as follows

  • Spring Intake 2024 deadline: July 2023 to December 2023
  • Classes Start date: January 2024
  • Classes end date: April 2024 
  • Popular Courses: MS in Data Science, Computerscience & software engineering, Business Analytics, Information Technology and MBA in finance, Executive MBA

List of Spring(January) intake Universities in USA

The table given below gives you data about list of colleges offering Spring admissions in USA

Popular USA Universities list offering Spring admissions
Name of the University Upcoming Spring (January) Intake Application Deadlines
University of Texas, Arlington

Masters: August 15, 2023

Bachelors: October 15, 2023

San Jose State University, California

Masters: October/ November 2023 (based on the course)

Bachelors: August 1, 2023

University of New Heaven, CT

Bachelors and Masters: November 15, 2023

Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey

Masters (full time): November 1, 2023

Phd: September1, 2023

January 2024 (part-time)


Early Action I: November 15, 2023

Early Action II: January 15, 2024

University of Cicinnati, Ohio

Masters: November 1, 2023

Bachelors: November 15, 2023

University of California, Riverside

Masters: December 1, 2023

Bachelors: To be announced

New Jersy Institute of Technology, NY

Masters: November 15, 2023 (online)

PhD- October 15, 2023

Bachelors: November 1, 2023 (Rolling admissions)

Rowan University, New Jersey

Masters: November 1, 2023

Bachelors: October 28, 2023

University of Colorado, Denver

Masters: September/October 2023

Bachelors: To be announced

University of Bridge Port Masters and Bachelors: December 1, 2023
De Paul University, Chicago

Masters: January/February 2024

Bachelors: November 15, 2023 (early action)

for school of music: December 1, 2023

California State University, Long Beach

Masters: August 1st to 31st, 2023

Bachelors: To be announced soon

Rochester Institute of Technology

Masters: December 1, 2023 (rolling admissions)

Bachelors: October 15, 2023 (Priority basis)

Application submission closes by December 1, 2023 and material acceptance by December 3, 2023

Click here to know how to plan for upcoming Spring (January) intake 2024

Eligibility Guidelines

The spring intake  usually covers from January to May. The deadline for spring intake in USA will be around July and September. It is the best alternate option for applicants who missed the fall intake. Follow the guidelines given below to secure your chances of admission

  • GRE and GMAT Scores
  • Original Transcripts
  • PTE,TOEFL and IELTS scores
  • A good Statement of Purpose (SOP), Letter of Recommendation (LOR)
  • A perfect CV
  • Results of the last qualifying test
  • And a Valid Passport

What is the procedure to apply for spring intake colleges in the USA?

Make a note of the following admission steps before you begin your application process.


  • Narrow down the list of various universities offering admissions in the spring semester. April or May is the best time to start your preferred courses and  institutions shortlisting procedure.

  • After shortlisting is done look for fee structure, admission process, eligibility, any available scholarships or grants etc.

  • Appear for the tests like IELTS, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, SAT, PTE, ACT, DET etc. as per your preferred university requirements. 

  • Start applying for the colleges by scrutinising the eligibility criteria and with documents including academic Resume/CV, original academic transcripts, proof of English language proficiency, Statement of purpose (SOP), Letter of Recommendation (LOR), GMAT/GRE/SAT/ACT scores, a valid passport and others.

  • Submit the results of the last qualifying test document. If results are not available then you can apply with a conditional offer letter to the universities. 

  • After receiving admission confirmation and letter of acceptance from the university you have applied for, you can apply for F1 student visa holding documents like passport, proof of identity, photos, application fee payment receipt etc.

  • Apply for the student loan as well to show the monetary proof to visa officials. And make sure to have an international debit/credit card before you depart which will be needed.

  • Once the USA visa application process is done, Book the flight tickets. Make a pre-departure list, gather necessary documents etc. to avoid last minute hassle.

The spring application deadlines are crucial and mostly it will be between mid July and early November of the preceeding year. We have given you application deadlines of some popular courses for upcoming spring intake. 

Specialisation University Name Application Deadline
MS in Engineering Courses Arizona State University August 01, 2023
Cornell University October 01, 2023
Texas Tech University October 17, 2023
University of Florida September 15, 2023
University of Southern California September 15, 2023
MS in Data Science Boston University November 01, 2023
Illinois Institute of Technology November 15,  2023
University of Chicago August 31, 2023
The University of Illinois at Chicago October 15, 2023
MS in Computer Science and Software Engineering University of South Florida November 15, 2023
University of Florida September 15, 2023
Boston University November 01, 2023
Colorado State University October 01, 2023

6 Steps to plan for study in Spring Intake in USA 2024

If you are planning to take admission for spring intake in USA, your preferred universities shortlisting, necessary related research should be done by August. Crack the other english language tests and other competitive eligibility tests by September/ October. After that, soon focus on your admission application and visa process.

Here is the step by step approach to be followed to secure spring admission 2024 


Benefits about applying Spring intake in USA

The benefits of opting spring intake includes:

  • Chances of admission is higher in spring semester when compared to other intakes as the student applications are comparatively less in spring intake.
  • Spring intake offers a lower price than other intakes. And you will have some ample time and space to prepare yourself for exams like GMAT/GRE/IELTS/SAT/ACT, for any relocation, or to apply for student visa, scholarships and other formalities.

  • Though the course offerings are smaller in spring intake, it will give you a possibility to save one year while enrolling in recognised institutions.

  • For Indian students, admissions in Fall intake are required to defer until the next academic year. However, that is not the case for spring intake.

  • Spring intake in the USA provides opportunities for students to boost their level of expertise through research jobs, summer internships, volunteer work and many more.

Apart from these benefits, some students still have wrong perceptions/ myths about the spring intake in USA. Let's have a look into it as well. 

Myths about applying spring intake in USA

  • Students feel that the course offerings in top universities are comparatively less and also curriculum varies in spring intake. But the fact is that the quality of learning and course curriculum stays the same irrespective of the intakes.

  • There is a myth that internships, research assistance availability are not available  in spring intake. But in reality internships, assistantships are available and availability depends on the department funding.

  • Another wrong perception is that getting a student visa is quite difficult in spring intake in the USA. However the fact is visa approval depends on the applicant’s qualification and eligibility.

Suggested reads:

Scholarships for MBA in USA Education loan in USA for Indian Students


Many leading institutions provide admissions for Undergraduate and MS programs in spring intake for international students. Check your preferred course eligibility, university offering spring intake in USA and plan your timeline accordingly. Keep this article as reference. 

Still confused about how to proceed? Contact Kanan International and connect with our professionals to get your queries cleared. Our expert counsellors will provide you with assistance throughout your study abroad journey, making your dream a success.

Spring intake in USA- Frequently asked questions

1. Which month is spring intake in USA?

Spring intake in USA is also called January intake, which usually occurs from January to May. Students who failed to apply for the fall intake due to unexpected circumstances can apply for the spring intake. Although fewer courses are offered, many institutions still accept international students.

2. What is January intake? 

January intake is also called Spring intake in the United States happens in the month of January. During this time, new students join universities in the second half of the academic year as a part of secondary intake. These students graduate a semester later than those who start in september.

3. How many intakes are in USA?

There are three intakes in USA available for international students for top university admissions. 

  1. Fall intake: Starts in August/September
  2. Spring intake: Starts in January. Suits best for students who miss their admission in fall/ september intake
  3. Summer intake: Usually starts around May. This intake is available for limited colleges and courses.

4. Which intake is best for USA for Indian students?

Fall Intake is usually preferred intake. Ideally, you should plan and begin the applications 9-12 months prior to intake. For US universities, it takes around 8 to 12 weeks to process the applications. In case you miss the fall semester, you can choose the spring semester.

5. When can I apply for US spring 2023 intake?

The application deadline for US spring intake 2023 is from July to December 2022.








About Author Tejaswini Kota

Tejaswini is an enthusiastic writer, reader and a passionate learner. Additionally, she was a research fellow and holds a grip in English writings and research/paper publications. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in engineering. She spent three years in the education industry and is currently working as a full-time content writer at Kanan International, writing articles for study abroad projects. She is proficient in creating good quality content that helps the students for language proficiency tests like IELTS, GRE, TOEFL etc. and can help in advising you the right choice of college for admission.

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