Once a student submits an application, they will receive one of the following admissions decisions:

Students applying for admission may apply one of the following ways:

Early Decision

Choose Early Decision if Northeastern is your number one choice and you are committed to attending Northeastern if admitted. Early Decision is ideal for students who are confident that Northeastern is the right academic, social, and financial fit for them.

Early Decision is binding—if you are admitted, you are committed to attending and withdrawing all applications from other institutions. You will be notified of your decision online by December 15.

Early Decision Deadlines: 

Applicant Deadline: November 1
CSS Profile Deadline: November 15
FAFSA Deadline: February 15
Deposit Deadline: January 15

Early Action

Choose Early Action if Northeastern is a top choice and you feel that you can put your best foot forward at this earlier date, since the Admissions Committee will not see senior year grades or late fall standardized testing. 

Early Action is non-binding—you will be notified of your decision online by December 31.

Early Action Deadlines: 

Applicant Deadline: November 1
CSS Profile Deadline: December 1
FAFSA Deadline: February 15
Deposit Deadline: May 1

Regular Decision

Choose Regular Decision if you would like the Admissions Committee to review information from the first semester of your senior year and have additional time to put the finishing touches on your application. 

Regular Decision is non-binding. You will be notified of your decision online by April 1.

Regular Decision Deadlines: 

Applicant Deadline: January 1
CSS Profile Deadline: February 15
FAFSA Deadline: February 15
Deposit Deadline: May 1

Information for Transfer Students

Fall Admission for Transfer Students

Transfer decisions are non-binding and are released online by June 15. Transfer applicants cannot apply to the College of Engineering, undeclared and physical therapy programs.

Transfer Deadlines: 

Applicant Deadline: April 1
CSS Profile Deadline: May 1
FAFSA Deadline: May 1 
Deposit Deadline: Rolling based on decision release. 

Note: Northeastern releases admissions decisions online. Make sure your email address is updated in our system.

Spring Admission for Transfer Students

The application for Spring 2015 will be available through the Common Application website on August 1.

The application deadline for transfer applications for Spring 2015 admission is October 1. Decisions will be released online no later than December 1.

For Spring 2015, transfer applicants can apply directly into the following colleges/majors:

  • College of Arts, Media & Design (all majors) 
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities (all majors) 
  • Bouvé College of Health Sciences (Nursing, Health Science, and Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology only) 
  • Health Science
  • Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

For more details and specific application requirements, please review the required materials for your applicant type.