So many people have emailed me asking to answer difference between Fall and Spring semester admission to Graduate Schools in USA.

I actually started writing about what it the difference between Fall and Spring college admission, but after reading some questions about college admission in Spring semester, I decided to spend some time in collecting some Myths (or rumors) posted by different students about grad school admission in Spring semester.

Also, I read very interesting ideas students had about spring. I really wonder how they come up with questions about graduate school admission in spring. Here’s a few for you read

  • Courses are tough in Spring
  • Less Internships and job opportunities
  • Less chances to get aid and part time jobs
  • Student Visa’s are first come first served basis (not available for Spring)
  • Less intake in spring, so not many courses will be offered
  • Getting internships will be easier
  • Limited seats for Spring admission
  • More pressure on students since courses will be tough
  • You have to work hard if you need to graduate in fall
  • It will be difficult to find place to stay

Majority of the people reading this post should have either applied for Spring semester college admissions and waiting for acceptance decision from the school or students who are planning to apply for Fall or Spring next year.

PS: I came to USA in Spring semester. I took classes with students who started in Fall semester and even graduates with same graduate students who started in Fall.

I have answered some of  of the questions (Myth’s) in the next blog post.

  • Is it ok to apply for College Admission in Spring
  • What about admission chances?
  • What are the chances of getting Visa?
  • When can I apply for Internships?
  • Will I be eligible for Summer Internships?
  • Will Spring students considered for Scholarships and Aid?

Continued in Starting College : Spring or Fall Semester in USA  >>

 

Comments

  1. I have a GPA of 9.24 from VTU (autonomous program). GRE 321. TOEFL i am yet to write. 1 Year of work experience. Kindly suggest some good colleges that I can apply for MS in mechanical Engg in the US

  2. Hi.. my name is Namratha doing my final year engineering in electronics and communication.. i will be writing my gre and toefl by september end.. my aggregate is around 56%.. can you please tel me wil i get a seat to do MS in USA… if i have good scores… if yes then can you please suggest me some universities to apply for MS in control system

    • @Namratha Try to get good score in gre and toefl and try to add some work experience to ur profile to get good weightage..

  3. Hi,

    I am a B.Tech graduated in 2010. I am into job for last 1.5 years. I am planning to write GRE in Sep’12.

    I want to know generally how much time does it takes to start the course from the time of writing GRE.

  4. Hello Sir,
    I am planning to take up gre on 16 jan,12. can i get sufficient time to apply for colleges?
    I want to take admissions in fall,12.I think i’m bit late. please suggest me.

  5. i have completed my B.TECH in 2011 . present im staying in US . would like apply for MIS (masters program for one year) . do i have any chances of getting in any univs if i apply at this time (december) ? i have given my gre n yet to give my toefl

  6. hi sir,

    I complete my B.Tech in the stream of I.T in 2011 but i am actually 2008 passed out batch,it takes 3 more years for the completion of backlogs,i have 32 backlogs,i am planning for M.S in U.S.A in spring 2012 is it possible to get visa with this number of backlogs and 3 years gap,i got 920 in gre and i want to take TOEFL,i take TOEFL test if visa is possible other wise i stop the process.so please give me the proper suggestion.

  7. sir i have given gre exam on 17th of june 2010 and yet not given toefl. i planed to take toefl on 12th of sept. can i apply for january 2011.

  8. this is prasath.i pursued my B.E(ECE) in may 2010.i am going to take take GRE and TOEFL in this month(july) end.is it possible for me to apply for spring 2011(jan intake)??

  9. this is prasath.i pursued my B.E(ECE) in may 2010.i am going to take take in this month(july) end.is it possible for me to apply for spring 2011(jan intake)??

  10. i am planning to write my GRE in july 2010 .. can i get admissions on or before january 2011??? is it the right thing to do?

  11. hi sir,

    I have done B.Tech- Biomedical Instrumentation and Engineering from India. I have given my GRE but unfortunately my score is 930/1600-verbal-300; Quants-630; AWA-3. My TOEFL score is 82/120-W-25; R-17; L-20; S-20.

    I would like to know

    -if there is some opportunities for Biomedical engineers in US or Singapore.

    -Should I retake my GRE and TOEFL???

    -Should i try for spring,summer or fall intake, which is advisable.

    PLEASE HELP,

    Thank you!!!

    Reply

  12. i am planning to write my GRE in july 2010 .. can i get admissions on or before january 2011??? is it the right thing to do?

  13. sir, i want to do ms in petroleum engineering.

    i have done my btech in mechancial eng (8.38/10) from NIT in 2009.

    i want to do ms in those univ where i can get financial aid and the job oppurtunity is high.

    can i get admission in 2010 or 2010jan.

    i will give gre in 2010 march.

    when should i apply?

    help me in this regard.

  14. i am planning to write my GRE in july 2010 .. can i get admissions on or before january 2011??? is it the right thing to do?

  15. i am planning to write my GRE in july 2010 .. can i get admissions on or before january 2011??? is it the right thing to do?

  16. Hi folks,

    I'm planning to take GRE and TOEFL in the last week of september(2009). so can i be able to join any school for spring(2010)?

    And whether it is useful if i join in spring?

    Please advice me on this..

    Thanks

    prashanth

  17. pls i have apply for the spring semester in texas but i dont realy no when it is going to start. pls help me.is it in jan 2010 or when.

    thanks

  18. @santhosh: When I applied to UT Arlington Spring, I got my I-20 on Nov 17. Usually it takes 2-3 months to hear back. Keep checking the status online.

  19. i have completed b.tech biotech & my gre score 1050(verb=510,quant=540)toefl 109 aggre 79% i hv appld for spring 2008 term to Texas Tech,Texas Arlington,Illinois state univ,California state univ northridge i hv sent my packets on jul 15 & hvnt received i20 4m anywhr yet ,i keep checking my appl status, no response how long does it take ?is is long duration for spring?plz guide me

  20. This is Manikandan, completed BE Mechanical Engg and planning for Masters in Industrial Engg.

    Academic percentage: 735
    GRE: 1030(v-370, q-660)
    TOEFL: 81 (iBT)

    I applied for University of Texas Arlington, wayne state university and Eastern Michigan university.

    what r the other universities I can apply with this score..?
    please help me out..

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