Special (Nonmatriculated) Students
Students outside of Northeastern University and Northeastern employees may petition to take undergraduate classes on a semester-by-semester basis. Approval is based on the student’s academic qualifications and on the space availability of the class. Nonmatriculated undergraduate students may take up to 20 cumulative semester hours at Northeastern (not including related labs).
Classes are billed at a per-credit-hour rate; details.
Step 1: Print out the Undergraduate Special Student Form.
Step 2: Find the class you want to take by searching the class schedule by term. In doing so, please note the following information:
Step 3: Contact the student service department of the college offering the class to obtain the dean’s office signature:
|College of Arts, Media and Design
|D’Amore-McKim School of Business
|College of Computer and Information Science
||202 West Village H
|College of Engineering
||220 Snell Engineering
|Bouvé College of Health Sciences
|College of Science
|College of Social Sciences and Humanities
||180 Renaissance Park
|Office of the Provost
Step 4: Submit the completed form to the Office of the Registrar, 120 Hayden Hall, fax 617.373.5351.
Step 5: You will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar confirming your registration when it is complete.
Important Additional Information
- If you need to drop a class as a special student, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your NUID, the term, and the class(es) you want to drop.
- If you need to swap or add classes, fill out a new Undergraduate Special Student Form, obtain the required signatures, and submit to the Office of the Registrar with a notation that it is a swap or addition to your current schedule.
- Your bill, which is generated electronically on your myNEU, should be paid by the end of the first week of the class. If it is not paid in a timely fashion, you may be dropped from the class. Billing and payment information.