So many people have emailed me, asking for answers about the difference between Fall and Spring semester admissions to graduate schools in the U.S.A.
I have actually written several previous posts on the differences between Fall and Spring college admissions. But after reading some questions about college admission in Spring semester that I received recently, I decided to spend some time in collecting some “myths” (or unfounded rumors) from posts made by different students about grad school admission in Spring semester. Some came from actual conversations I had with grad students.
I also read some very “interesting” ideas students had about Spring semesters. It really makes me wonder how they were able to come up with questions about graduate school admissions in spring. Here’s a few of them:
- Courses are tough in spring
- Less internships and job opportunities
- Less chances to get aid and part time jobs
- Student visas are on a first-come, first-served basis (not available for spring)
- Less enrollments 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 tougher
- You have to work harder if you need to graduate in fall
- It will be difficult to find place to stay
Most people reading this blog subject are students who should have either applied for Spring semester college admission and just waited for the acceptance decision from the school or are planning to apply for Fall or Spring semesters next year.
PS: I came to the U.S. during a Spring semester. I took classes with students who started in Fall semester. I even graduated with the same graduate students who started in a Fall semester.
I have answered some of these questions (myths) in the next blog post.
- Is it okay 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 be considered for scholarships and aid?
Continued in Starting College: Spring or Fall Semester in USA >>