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Shanghai Calendars – 2021 Spring Accelerated

Program Deadlines

July 1, 2020 Application opens, Early Admission begins
October 15 Spring Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application closes (late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Spring Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
December 1 Spring Tuition Refund Deadline (No refunds after this date)

Program Dates

NOTICE Should your program country (or location) require a quarantine upon arrival, your program dates will be the same as below. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.
January 2, 2021 Departure from U.S. on optional group flight
January 3 Arrival in Shanghai
January 4 Mandatory orientation
January 5 Spring Courses begin
January 8 Shanghai City Tour
January 9 - 10 Overnight Hangzhou and water village field trip
February 11 - 17 Chinese New Year holiday
March 6 - 7 Nanjing Field Trip
March 22 - 23 Final examinations
March 23 Program end date
March 24 Move out of program housing
Open return Students establish their own date of return.

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

Spring Accelerated (Jan-March): Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer Session I (5 weeks): Open

Summer Session II (4 weeks): Open

Summer Session I&II (9 weeks): Open

Fall/Yearlong: Open

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Approval from Home University

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

50 students


English | Chinese

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