How To Apply

The Foundation Year application for students applying for the 2016-2017 academic year is now closed.  Admission decisions will be released by April 18, 2016. 

 To be considered for Foundation Year, students must be:

  1. High school graduates or students holding GED completion certificates who have lived in Boston and attended a Boston school or METCO program a year prior to applying to the program
  2. Motivated and willing to work hard to achieve their goals and earn a college degree
  3. Willing to commit to a full-time college course load

The application for the 2017-2018 academic year will open in October 2016.  

To Apply:

  1. Submit your Foundation Year application online
  2. Attend the mandatory Interview Day
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online

Phone Number: 617.373.5549
Email: foundationyear@neu.edu

In addition to the above requirements, admissions will also conduct a comprehensive review of each applicant’s motivation and commitment to earning a college degree.

For Foundation Year candidates, there are no SATs required and there are no application fees.

Applying to Northeastern University and applying to Foundation Year are separate processes. For information about applying to Northeastern University, visit the Northeastern University Admissions website. Visit Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies for information about applying to their programs.