The U.S. Embassy in my country is still currently closed.  What options are available to me as a summer 2021 or fall 2021 applicant?

We are following the status of U.S. embassy and consulate openings daily.  International students will have an option to take online courses from their home country with the intent to take face-to-face courses in a future term.  Applicants can also choose to defer their application to a future start date.