Student Visa for US Summer Intake 2024


Meridean Overseas

Updated On 28 October 2022 & Read Time 6 minutes



With high education standards and great career prospects, the US is an amazing country to pursue higher education. Industries highly value the degrees that international students gain in the US. Apart from the quality education and multiple skills, international students also get amazing cultural experiences while they study in US. They get an opportunity to meet with people from different walks of life and learn from them. The US universities offer three intakes to international students, i.e., in January, May, and September. The highest chance of getting an offer letter from a US university is in the May intake, as the number of applicants in the May intake is less than the other two intakes. Before studying in the US, students must apply for an F-1 visa.

The Process to Apply for USA Student Visa for Summer Intake

For the smooth process of visa for summer intake, the students have to follow the following procedure to apply for it.


Step 1: Apply to a US university and get an offer letter

The first step is to apply for your course at a preferred university and eventually be accepted. To apply for the F-1 Visa, an offer letter from a US university is very important; without that, you cannot apply for the visa. To timely get an offer letter from the university, students must apply last by the end of November. You have to apply for the visa as soon as you receive an offer letter from the university.


Step 2: Get your Form I-20 from the university

The Form I-20 is a certificate which proves that you have enrolled in a US university as a non-immigrant student. After being accepted by the university, students will receive Form I-20 from the university.


Step 3: Deposit the SEVIS fee

After receiving the I-20, students have to pay their I-901 SEVIS fee online. The SEVIS fee for an F-1 visa is about 350 USD.


Step 4: Look for the nearest US embassy or consulate

The students can search for the nearest US embassy or consulate through the online portal of the US Department of State. The time for obtaining the visa may fluctuate slightly depending on which embassy you apply through.


Step 5: Fill out the DS-160 form

The students have to fill out the DS-160 form online. It is a non-immigrant visa application form which you have to fill out to get an F-1 visa. While filling out this form, students have to select US Embassy, where they can reach for the visa interview. 


Step 6: Select an appointment for your visa interview

After filling out the DS-160 form, students have to contact their US Embassy to schedule their visa interview.


Step 7: Pay your visa application fee

As soon as you schedule the visa interview, you must pay your visa application fee. The US student visa application fee is 160 USD. Also, it’s important to carry the receipt of the visa application fee while appearing for an interview. 


Step 8: Appear for the visa interview

The students have to compulsorily appear for the interview on the scheduled date and time. Make sure you reach out well in advance at the embassy and are formally dressed. The interview is a very important part of your visa process. It decides whether you will be granted a US student visa or not.


Step 9: Get a visa 

If the student has fulfilled all the visa requirements and cracked the interview, they’ll definitely get the US visa. Please know that some embassies will ask you to pick up your visa in person, while others will simply ship it to you.

US Student Visa Requirements (F1 Visa)

For your US F1 Student Visa application, you will typically require the following documents:

  • A valid passport

  • Passport size photograph

  • DS-160 confirmation page

  • Form I-20

  • SEVIS application fees must be paid

  • Non-immigrant visa application

  • Evidence of sufficient fund

  • 2 SOPs (Statement of Purpose)

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Summer Intake Universities in USA

The US is a hub for various top-ranked universities. More than 80 universities are accepting applications from international students in the summer 2023 intake. Some of the best universities for summer intake in US 2023 and the number of courses available in them are mentioned below.


Number of Courses

DePaul University


Illinois State University


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Johns Hopkins University


University of Arizona


Oregon State University


The University of Alabama at Birmingham


University of New Mexico


Drexel University


Auburn University, Alabama


The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa


Mississippi State University


University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Saint Louis University


Kent State University


Montana State University


American University Washington DC


Missouri University of Science and Technology


Texas State University


Marshall University


University of Colorado Colorado Springs


Embry Riddle Aeronautical University


State University of New York Oswego (SUNY Oswego)


Webster University - (St. Louis, Missouri)


Auburn University at Montgomery


Dallas Baptist University


Charleston Southern University


List of Top Courses Available in Summer Intake in USA 2023

While studying in the US, international students have a wide range of course options. No matter what career they choose to enter in, US universities have the course to support their dream career. Some of the courses available in the US May intake are mentioned below.

  • MS in Computer Science

  • MS in Engineering Management

  • MS in International Business

  • MS in Biomedical Engineering

  • MS in Civil Engineering

  • MS in Data Science

  • MS in Information

  • MS in Agriculture

  • MS in Social Work

  • MS in Accountancy

  • MS in Environmental Sciences

  • MS in Geography

  • MS in Microbiology


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