ContiNUe the Northeastern Legacy

Built on Northeastern’s legacy and leadership in experiential education, and its commitment to instilling an entrepreneurial mindset in its students, ContiNUe is an innovative, year-long academic program for talented first-year students. With a focus on preparing our students to be leaders, ContiNUe teaches students transferrable skills such a problem-solving, decision-making, and the “game-changer” mindset. Through ContiNUe, students will have the opportunity to engage with faculty, current students, and the Northeastern network through an immersive entrepreneurial experience.

Utilizing Northeastern's network of resources and expertise in experiential learning, you will tackle real-world problems and explore solutions—taking your ideas from prototype to pitch. Through first-year courses designed to transition students to their chosen major, ContiNUe prepares you to thrive at Northeastern and take the lead on achieving your goals by integrating an entrepreneurial spirit with academic studies.

We look forward to all that you will achieve as a ContiNUe student!

Molly Dugan, PhD
Director, ContiNUe Program


ContiNUe: Curriculum

Offered through Northeastern's College of Professional Studies, ContiNUe students will enroll in two semesters of first year courses. Upon successful completion of ContiNUe program requirements, students will seamlessly transition into one of Northeastern's residential day colleges in the 2019 Summer I Term (May 2019). Though coursework may vary between students, a full selection of courses will be available to keep you on track for your intended program of study.

Course Offerings Include:
Calculus I and II
Business Statistics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
College Writing I and II
Social and Political Philosophy
History: 1945-Present
Intro to Psychology

 

Tuition, Fees, and Housing

To enroll in ContiNUe, you will be required to pay a one-time, non-refundable enrollment deposit of $600 by May 1, 2018. The estimated cost of tuition and fees for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 terms of ContiNUe is $34,755.

Enrollment Deposit: $600
Estimated Tuition: $34,755

ContiNUe offers both a residential option as well as a commuter option for those living nearby. The non-refundable housing deposit of $400 is due by May 1, 2018.

Housing Deposit: $400
Estimated Room and Board
: $16,080

Have questions about ContiNUe? Check out our FAQs!

What is ContiNUe?

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ContiNUe is Northeastern’s innovative first year program built on our legacy and leadership in experiential education. In addition to a full load of core freshman year classes offered during the day on Boston’s main campus, ContiNUe is designed to enhance your first-year with curriculum and programming built to develop an entrepreneurial mindset—a key component of success at Northeastern for students in all majors.

Why was I admitted to ContiNUe?

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ContiNUe offers a unique opportunity for select students, who have a strong connection to and fit for the university, to engage with faculty, students, and the Northeastern network through an immersive entrepreneurial experience. Students are carefully selected for this program based on their application, achievements, and family history with Northeastern.

What are the costs associated with ContiNUe?

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To enroll, you will be required to pay a one-time, non-refundable enrollment deposit of $600 by May 1, 2018. The estimated cost of tuition and fees for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 terms of ContiNUe is $34,755. ContiNUe offers both a residential option as well as a commuter option for those living nearby. The non-refundable housing deposit of $400 is due by May 1, 2018. The estimated cost of room and board for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 terms of ContiNUe is $16,080.

Am I eligible for Financial Aid or scholarships?

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Yes. If you have completed your FAFSA application and CSS Profile, you will be considered for federal need-based aid during the fall and spring semesters of your first year. Should you demonstrate additional need eligibility, you will receive institutional aid beginning in the Summer I term as a rising sophomore. All students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships as part of the review for admission to Northeastern, though we offer no Legacy-specific scholarships at this time.

What types of courses do ContiNUe students take?

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Offered through Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies, you will enroll in two semesters of on-ground, daytime, first year courses. Classes will be taught by Northeastern faculty and will be taken with other ContiNUe students. Academic schedules will vary by student depending on your chosen major and the requirements of the College (e.g., College of Science, D’Amore-McKim School of Business) to which you’ll be transitioning in the summer of 2019 to complete your program of study at Northeastern. Students will work closely with academic advisors throughout their first year to choose the most appropriate courses for their chosen program of study and any advanced standing credits earned in high school will be evaluated.

What is required to matriculate to my chosen program of study as a full time undergraduate day program at the end of ContiNUe?

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Upon successful completion of ContiNUe, including completing all coursework with a program GPA of 3.0 or better and course grades of B- or better in each class, you will be prepared to transition fully into your chosen program of study as a full time undergraduate day student. You will not be required to require to submit any additional application materials. You will be on-track to graduate at the same time as your peers within Northeastern’s academic colleges, and once enrolled in your major degree program you’ll be eligible to participate in all Northeastern experiential opportunities including co-op and study abroad.

Why is there an entrepreneurial requirement for ContiNUe students?

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Entrepreneurship at Northeastern is more than starting a business or executing on a great idea—it’s a frame of mind, a thought process, a mindset. Having entrepreneurial skills is about learning to work within a team, how to advance ideas, how to think critically, and how to be creative. In fact, Northeastern’s bold and ambitious academic plan: Northeastern 2025 identifies an entrepreneurial mindset as a critical skill that all learners will need to be successful in the age of artificial intelligence. ContiNUe will give you the tools needed to nurture this mindset and help you make an impact on campus, in the community, and across the globe.

How are students supported in their first year?

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As a ContiNUe student, you will have access to a wealth of resources offered at Northeastern, including a dedicated academic advisor, tutoring, and student support services. Additionally, you are encouraged to take advantage of all university facilities such as the Marino Center and become involved in campus organizations and events.

Is housing available for ContiNUe students?

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ContiNUe offers both a residential option where all ContiNUe students will live together as part of a Living Learning Community, as well as a commuter option for those living nearby. Choose which works for you!

What is NUterm? And as a ContiNUe student, can I take advantage?

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NUterm is a unique academic option offered to rising sophomore students. NUterm allows you to earn up to 8 course credits while exploring other available experiences. For more information, see the website here. Participation in NUterm will set ContiNUe students up for long-term academic flexibility and will offer an opportunity to connect with the broader first year class at Northeastern through coursework and co-curricular opportunities.

Will the credits I earn through ContiNUe transfer?

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Yes, upon successful completion of the program, credits earned will transfer directly toward your chosen program of study at Northeastern.

What are my next steps for enrollment?

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To participate in ContiNUe, you must submit your nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $600 by May 1, 2018. You may submit your deposit through your Application Status Check. To deposit as a residential student, an additional $400 housing deposit will be required by May 1, 2018.

Is being admitted into ContiNUe a binding decision?

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No. If you applied to Northeastern as an Early Decision I or Early Decision II applicant and were admitted into ContiNUe, it is not a binding decision. You will have until May 1, 2018 to make your enrollment decision.

Have Questions? Contact us at continue@northeastern.edu.