How To Apply

Foundation Year Application Timeline:

The Foundation Year application for the 2015-2016 academic year is open.

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 To be considered for Foundation Year, students must be:

  1. High school graduates and students holding GED completion certificates who live in Boston
  2. Motivated and willing to work hard to achieve their goals and earn a college degree
  3. Willing to commit to a full-time experience

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

Students who apply by January 23, 2015 will be invited to Interview Day #1.  Students who apply after January 23, 2015 through March 1, 2015 will be invited to Interview Day #2. 

To Apply:

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

Phone Number: 617.373.5549


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.