can we start the process in march ending for cs and msi courses for spring intake (September)?

Asked by Murali Krishna over 1 year ago

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Priya Singhania

Priya Singhania

MentR-Me Team

The specific application process and deadlines for the September intake will vary depending on the university or institution you are applying to. Generally, most universities have application deadlines for the fall semester (September intake) between December and April. 

It's worth noting that some universities have multiple deadlines, such as early action, early decision, regular decision, and rolling admissions. It is advisable to start the application process at least a few months before the deadline, to give yourself enough time to gather the necessary documents, write a strong personal statement, and prepare for any required tests.

Here is a list of some universities that offer Computer Science (CS) and Management of Information Systems (MIS) programs:

  1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  2. Stanford University
  3. University of California-Berkeley
  4. Carnegie Mellon University
  5. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  6. University of Texas-Austin
  7. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  8. Georgia Institute of Technology
  9. University of Maryland-College Park
  10. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Note that this is not a comprehensive list and there are many other universities that offer CS and MIS programs. It is recommended that you research and look into the universities that match your specific needs and preferences.

Darak Sarita

Darak Sarita


Starting the application process by the end of March for Computer Science (CS) and Master of Science in Information (MSI) courses for the spring intake (typically starting in January) might be a bit late, as many universities prefer applications to be submitted much earlier.

However, if you're aiming for a September start, which is the usual fall intake, beginning your preparations in March is perfectly timed.

Here’s what you should focus on:

Researching Programs: Make a list of potential universities that offer CS and MSI programs, noting each program's unique aspects and strengths.

  • Preparing Documents: Begin gathering all necessary documents, including academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and resume/CV. This process can take some time, especially if you need to request documents from your undergraduate institution.
  • Standardized Tests: If the programs you are applying to require GRE scores, plan to take the test if you haven’t already. Additionally, ensure any required language proficiency tests like TOEFL or IELTS are completed, as scores from these tests are often required for non-native English speakers.
  • Application Deadlines: Check the specific application deadlines for each university. For a September intake, deadlines can vary but typically fall between December and March. Starting in March allows you to finalize and submit any last-minute applications for universities with later deadlines, but ideally, you would start preparing even earlier to avoid rushing and to have time for any contingencies.
  • Financial Preparation: Look into scholarship and funding options early. Many scholarship applications have deadlines well before the program application deadlines.
  • Visa and Housing: Once accepted, you’ll need to apply for a student visa, which can be a lengthy process depending on the country. Similarly, sorting out housing early can save you from last-minute hassles.

In summary, while March is a suitable time to finalize and submit applications for a September intake, it's advisable to begin the preparation and application process even earlier to ensure all components are completed thoroughly and on time.


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