American Universities are very particular about application deadlines. They want that all required application material (listed below) should reach them before the deadline.
Application (online prefered by most)
Application Fee ( if applied online payment through a credit card prefered by most)
Standardised Test Scores (Official through ETS demanded by most)
Essay or Statement of Purpose ( Some waive this)
Resume (if required)
Lastly international students are also required to send ‘Financial Support Documents’. You have an option of submitting these after you receive an acceptance communication. However I will advice that the documents be sent initially.
If you are a savvy student you will observe the following:
1.Deadlines do change please verify the dates from the universities you are applying.
2.Your graduate application will be seperately processed by two sections of the university – graduate school and the deparment to which you are applying.There is a likelyhood that both observe different deadlines. To be safe follow the one falling earlier. In most of the universities the graduate school has an earlier deadline.
3.There is no harm in applying early this will be a safer option than applying nearer the deadline.The risk of certain documents requiring resubmission if they are non compaliant with the universities requirement will be covered.
General Graduate School deadlines
Program Specific DeadlinesElectrical / Computer Engineering
Application Deadlines – Computer ScienceComputer Science Schools with low GRE and Spring AdmissionComputer Science- Universities With No Spring IntakeComputer Science Admission Requirements of Top USA Schools
Business Studies (MBA)
Program Specific Deadlines – LLM
Master of Public Health (MPH)