About Foundation Year

Is Foundation Year Right For You?

As a first-year college student, you will take rigorous freshman level courses in English, sociology, mathematics, and history. You can also focus your studies by choosing electives in a business, STEM, or liberal arts track. In all, you can earn 32 semester hours of credit—the equivalent of one year of college credit.

In support of your personal achievement, Foundation Year advisors and tutors are accessible in person and by phone, email, or text message whenever you have questions or concerns. Foundation Year also provides all students with textbooks and laptops to use for the entire academic year.

The dates for the Foundation Year Summer Academy are July 12 - August 18 from 9am-5pm, Monday- Friday.   Attendance at Summer Academy is mandatory.

Where will you go from here?

After completing Foundation Year, you are eligible to transfer your first year credits and:

  • Transfer to another college at Northeastern. Students admitted to Northeasterns full-time undergraduate residential colleges after the completion of the Foundation Year are awarded a financial aid package that meets full demonstrated need for the cost of attendance including room and board.
  • Transfer to another college or university and transfer first-year credits toward an associate or bachelor's degree program.