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How to Apply?

Begin by either filling out our application online or download and print a paper application.

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The application process and admission requirements at Northeastern vary depending on applicant type. Before filling out an application, please learn more about our requirements and deadlines below.

When to Apply?

Whether you apply online or submit your application by mail, it is important to meet our application deadline. Deadlines vary for degree seeking, non-degree seeking and international students.

Domestic Applicant Deadlines
International Applicant Deadlines
Fall - July 15
Spring - November 1
Summer I - April 1
Summer II* - May 1
      *Undergraduates only
Fall - July 15
Spring - October 1
Summer I - March 1
Summer II*- April 1
          *Undergraduates only

Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Classification and Definition

Any former Northeastern undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student who has not attended for three consecutive terms must apply for readmission. Students who were dropped for poor scholarship at the time of last attendance must also submit a written letter of petition to the Academic Standards Committee.

NOTE: Undergraduate students who reenter the university after an absence of three or more full terms must meet the requirements of the catalog under which the student is re-admitted.

Undergraduate Readmission

Good standing at the time of last attendance at Northeastern. Readmission applicants are considered on the basis of their status at the time they left Northeastern and any college work they have completed elsewhere since their last attendance at the University.Students who have enrolled at other institutions since leaving Northeastern must have an overall “C” average and be in good standing at those institutions.

  1. Submit an application for admission with a $30.00 application fee to the Admissions Office. We encourage students to apply online for faster processing.

  2. Arrange to have official transcripts sent from any colleges or universities attended since leaving Northeastern.

  3. If you are a Permanent Resident of the United States, attach a clear photocopy of the front of your Permanent Resident card. If you have been granted temporary residence, conditional entrance, are a parolee, refugee, asylee, or in the process of becoming a Permanent Resident, you must submit appropriate U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services documentation and/or copy of a valid visa.

  4. International Students must submit a new/updated Northeastern Financial Statement and required supporting documents.

Graduate Student Readmission

A student who does not register for coursework for three consecutive semesters, including the summer term, will have his/her graduate status changed from “Active” to “Inactive” and will not be allowed to register for additional classes. To return to active status, a student has three options:

  1. Apply for readmission to his/her original program;

  2. Apply for admission to a new program; or

  3. Apply for admission as a student-at-large.

Good standing at the time of last attendance at Northeastern. Readmission to a student’s original program is not guaranteed. A re-admitted student must comply with the program requirements detailed in the Academic Catalog in effect for the term of re-admission.

Petition for Academic Reinstatement

Former Northeastern undergraduate students who left the University on academic dismissal status, regardless of whether they have attended another collegiate institution in the interval, must submit a petition to the Academic Standards Committee.

How to Apply

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