Students need to be both registered at Northeastern and at their host institution for a successful program abroad.

All students who have been accepted to a study abroad program will be issued an “ABRD” placeholder on their Northeastern Registration during their time abroad. This is a non-credit bearing Pass/Fail course.

  • If you have a hold on your account, it must be cleared prior to your ABRD registration and your departure. You can see if you have any holds on the “View Holds” link on the Self-Service tab of your myNEU account. Failure to remove these holds prior to departure will result in withdrawal from your study abroad program at your own expense.

Once GEO receives your host institution transcript, the ABRD placeholder will be replaced with the converted courses, credits, and grades.

All students must register for courses at the host institution. Please note that this is a separate process from Study Abroad Course Selections and Northeastern’s ABRD course registration. Instructions for doing so will vary for each Study Abroad program, so it is important to connect with your GEO Coordinator or with the host institution directly, depending on the program.

If you are intending on taking a course pass/ fail, please review the pass/fail policy in the Course Policies section.