If you want to succeed in college, Foundation Year is the place to start.

Designed for recent high school graduates and GED completers, Foundation Year integrates rigorous academics with student support services to create an environment where you can be successful in your first year of college.

As a Foundation Year student, you are enrolled in Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies where you earn a full year of college credit. To foster camaraderie and peer-to-peer learning, the program is a cohort model, which means that all Foundation Year students attend classes together.

To be considered for this award-winning, results-driven program, you must:

  • Live in the city of Boston
  • Be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate
  • Want to attain a college degree
  • Be committed to a full-time college schedule

Foundation Year Application Timeline:

The Foundation Year application for the 2015-2016 academic year is now open. Please see the "How to Apply" page to apply.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

Interview Days:

In order to be invited to Interview Day you must have a complete application (online application, submitted transcript, guidance counselor recommendation, teacher recommendation). Attendance at one Interview Day is required to be considered for Foundation Year.

Interview Day #1: February 11, 2015

Interview Day #2: March 11, 2015