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Fall 2021 Start Options

By Shorelight Team
Last updated on August 17, 2021

All Shorelight universities are offering on-campus start options this fall for undergraduate and graduate programs, and hope to welcome students to campus in the coming months.

Shorelight universities are working to provide our students with flexible and supportive start options this fall to ensure they can begin their studies on time.

All Shorelight universities are offering on-campus start options this fall for undergraduate and graduate programs, and hope to welcome students to campus in the coming months. However, as we know that students may face delays with travel or visa plans, our universities are also working to provide virtual start options to ensure students can begin their studies on time.

If students are already in the US with a valid visa, or outside of the US and are able to get a visa, we recommend they begin their studies on campus this fall. If students are outside the US and are unable to get a visa, they can begin their studies virtually — no need to delay. 

We know students are eager to get to campus for the full US university experience, and we are here to help them. As US embassies continue to open around the world, our Enrollment Services and Global Recruitment teams are receiving daily updates and standing by to support you and your students through the visa process.

For virtual learning options, many universities are offering virtual versions of their curriculum, either asynchronously or optimized for other time zones. Also, many universities are offering later application deadlines for virtual programs. Please check with your Shorelight representative for more information.

Others may choose American Collegiate Live, which provides an award-nominated, real-time digital classroom experience with as much direct engagement as a traditional classroom. Plus, students receive bilingual support* for academic coursework with local counselors, courses delivered in their time zone, and recognized credits to partner universities.

Fall 2021 Deadlines

Adelphi University

Undergraduate Academic Plan

Virtual* + On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 21, 2021

Graduate Academic Plan

On Campus + Virtual* for Business programs

Graduate Application Deadline

July 21, 2021

October Start Application Deadline

September 16, 2021

American Collegiate DC at American University

Undergraduate Academic Plan

On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 15, 2021

China Residential Option

Yes

American Collegiate Live

Undergraduate Academic Plan (including Honors + Academy)

Virtual

Undergraduate Application Deadline

August 23, 2021

October Start Application Deadline

October 10, 2021

American Collegiate LA at UCLA Extension

Undergraduate Academic Plan

Virtual* + On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

August 16, 2021

American University

Undergraduate Academic Plan

Virtual + On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 15, 2021

China Residential Option

Yes

Graduate Academic Plan

Virtual + On Campus

Graduate Application Deadline

July 15, 2021

Auburn University

Undergraduate Academic Plan

Virtual* + On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 21, 2021

October Start

Yes - for Academic English + undergraduate programs excluding International Direct

October Start Application Deadline

On campus - September 7, 2021; Virtual - October 4, 2021

Graduate Academic Plan

On Campus + Virtual* for Education and other select programs

Graduate Application Deadline

July 21, 2021

Auburn University at Montgomery

Undergraduate Academic Plan

On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 15, 2021

Cleveland State University

Undergraduate Academic Plan

On Campus + Virtual* through American Collegiate Live

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 20, 2021

Graduate Academic Plan

On Campus

Graduate Application Deadline

July 20, 2021

Florida International University

Undergraduate Academic Plan

Virtual + On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 21, 2021

Gonzaga University

Undergraduate Academic Plan

On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 21, 2021

October Start Application Deadline

September 22, 2021

Louisiana State University

Undergraduate Academic Plan

On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 15, 2021

University of Dayton

Undergraduate Academic Plan

On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 19, 2021

Graduate Academic Plan

On Campus

Graduate Application Deadline

July 19, 2021

October Start Application Deadline

September 8, 2021

University of Illinois Chicago

Undergraduate Academic Plan

Virtual + On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

August 1, 2021

Graduate Academic Plan

On Campus

Graduate Application Deadline

April 1, 2021

October Start Application Deadline

September 15, 2021

University of Kansas

Undergraduate Academic Plan

Virtual + On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 13, 2021

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Graduate Academic Plan

Virtual - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Graduate Application Deadline

August 14, 2021

University of Massachusetts Boston

Undergraduate Academic Plan

On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

August 12, 2021

Graduate Academic Plan

On Campus

Graduate Application Deadline

July 12, 2021

University of Mississippi

Undergraduate Academic Plan

On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 19, 2021

Graduate Academic Plan

On Campus

Graduate Application Deadline

July 19, 2021**

University of the Pacific

Undergraduate Academic Plan

Virtual* + On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 26, 2021

China Residential Option

Yes

Graduate Academic Plan

Virtual* + On Campus

Graduate Application Deadline

July 26, 2021

October Start

Yes - General English programs

October Start Application Deadline

September 25, 2021

University of South Carolina

Undergraduate Academic Plan

Virtual + On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 16, 2021 - On Campus; August 6, 2021 - Virtual

October Start

Yes - Academic English (virtual and on-campus) + Extended Accelerator (on-campus) only

October Start Application Deadline

On campus + Virtual - September 10, 2021

Graduate Academic Plan

On Campus + Virtual for Hospitality, Retail and Sports Management, and Masters in International Business programs

Graduate Application Deadline

July 16, 2021 - On Campus; August 6, 2021 - Virtual

University of Utah

Undergraduate Academic Plan

Virtual* + On Campus

Undergraduate Application Deadline

July 22, 2021

Have questions? Reach out to your Shorelight advisor for personalized assistance. 

*Please check with your Shorelight representative for the extended application deadline for Virtual Start options at select universities.

**Graduate application deadlines vary by degree. See full list on the University of Mississippi website.