Northeastern offers several innovative programs for freshman and transfer students designed to enhance the academic experience and provide an added level of support and guidance.
Exceptionally motivated students who are seeking an opportunity to enhance their educational experience may be invited to join the University Honors Program. The Honors community is an active group of thinkers who are committed to making a difference. They benefit from demanding and challenging academic opportunities, as well as living and learning options in thematic communities. Scholars who are invited into The University Honors Program are among our most highly accomplished and motivated applicants, and will be notified of their selection in their letter of admission. There is no separate application, and only students admitted for the fall semester are considered for this program.
American Classroom is an innovative transitional experience for international students who are looking for advanced English language preparation and an introduction to the American education system and college culture. This program is an excellent start to your American university studies and provides a comprehensive academic and cultural experience designed to help you succeed at Northeastern University and improve your English language skills. For the highly motivated international student—American Classroom is your opportunity to jump into the flow of American college life while exposing you to an environment conducive to a successful transition to university. Throughout your time in American Classroom, you will benefit from individual academic advising and support services. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be enriched from your exposure to college life and academics and prepared for a degree program. For more information about American Classroom, click here.
The U.S. Sino Pathways Program (USPP) is a collaboration of a consortium of North American universities designed to offer academically qualified Chinese students an opportunity to pursue undergraduate studies in the U.S. In addition to completing the Fall and Spring terms at 8 USPP sites in China, successful students participate in the U.S.-based Summer Bridge portion. Students successfully meeting all academic progression requirements and admissions criteria of their preferred consortium institution may enroll into an undergraduate degree program. Download the catalog here.
This innovative first-year college program is designed for recent high school graduates and GED completers who would like to pursue a college education and would benefit from a more structured and supportive first year in order to be successful in the rest of their college career. Foundation Year offers students rigorous academic and career preparation as well as wraparound support services that include advising, tutoring, mentoring, social networking, and work ready skills.