Application Timeline

For all the Canadian universities, the academic year is mainly into two semesters – winter and summer semester. If you are applying for admission for the Winter sem, your deadline can be somewhere in September. If you are applying for admission for Summer, your deadline starts around January. The entire application process takes a maximum of ten months if properly planned. Each institution will have its own deadlines which may differ between universities.

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Application Timeline

You need to plan every task, depending on your target semester, to meet the deadline. Below table gives our recommended action plan.

Summer 2020 Timeline (Approx.)

TaskTypical Time Duration
Passport1-4 weeks
IELTS2-8 weeks
GRE4-10 weeks
Transcripts and Degree Certificate 1-2 weeks
CV, SOP, LOR1-3 weeks
Send Applications*1-2weeks
First University Admit-
Education Loan**3-6 weeks
Travel Insurance15 - 30 mins
Flight Booking15 - 30 mins
American Student Visa2-6 weeks
Prepaid Cards1-3 days
Health Checkup1-2days
Shopping1 week
Fly to America~20 hours
Commencement of classes-


  • You might have a late start or even fall behind a bit. But do not lose hopes! If you manage everything, you can make it pleasantly through the admission process.
  • The best time to apply is always as soon as the application period begins. But keep all your documents ready.


The actual dates and facts may vary for each individual institution depending on the programme, university, personal situation etc. The above table only gives the most comprehensive idea about the application timeline.

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