Continue the Northeastern Legacy.

Built on Northeastern’s legacy and leadership in experiential education and its expanding network, Continue is an innovative, year-long academic pathway program for first-year students.

With a focus on preparing students to leverage the Northeastern network, Continue teaches students transferrable skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, decision-making, personal and professional effectiveness, and the “game-changer” mindset. Through Continue, students will participate in Northeastern’s integrated learning ecosystem and develop the skills that will foster expert experiential learners.

With first-year courses designed to transition students to their chosen major, Continue prepares students to thrive at Northeastern and take the lead on achieving their goals by practicing the skills, competencies, and literacies necessary to move flexibly through a complex world.

Molly Dugan, PhD Associate Dean, University Pathways Portfolio


Continue: Curriculum

Offered through Northeastern's College of Professional Studies, Continue students enroll in two semesters of first-year courses. Students take classes as a cohort during the day on the Boston campus. Upon successful completion of the Continue program requirements and progression standards, students will transfer to one of Northeastern's residential day colleges in the 2020 Summer I Term (May 2020). Though coursework may vary between students, a selection of courses will be available to meet both university NUpath requirements and students’ college-specific program requirements. Course Offerings Include: Biology Business Statistics Calculus I and II Chemistry College Writing History: 1945-Present Intro to Psychology Intro to Sociology Macroeconomics Microeconomics Professional Speaking Social and Political Philosophy

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, 2019 through your Application Status Check. The estimated cost of tuition and fees for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 terms of Continue is $36,307. Enrollment Deposit: $600 Estimated Tuition: $36,307 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, 2019. Housing Deposit: $400 Estimated Room and Board: $16,994

Have questions about Continue? Check out our FAQs!

What is Continue?

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Continue is Northeastern’s innovative first-year pathway program built on our expanding network and our legacy and leadership in experiential education. Students are enrolled in core freshman year classes offered through the College of Professional Studies which will then transfer to their chosen destination college their second year. Students take classes as a cohort during the day on Boston’s main campus. Continue’s course offerings are designed to meet NUpath requirements as well as course requirements for multiple majors. Continue is designed to enhance students’ first year with curriculum and programming built to develop the skills, competencies, and literacies needed for success at Northeastern and beyond.

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. 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, 2019. The estimated cost of tuition and fees for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 terms of Continue is $36,307. 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, 2019. The estimated cost of room and board for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 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 Continue. 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, students enroll in two semesters of on-ground, daytime, first-year courses. Students can earn between 23-26 credits in their first two semesters at the College of Professional Studies and then, once matriculated at their destination college, students can enroll in NUterm/Summer 1 to earn an additional 8 credits. Classes are taught during the day by Northeastern faculty and are taken with other Continue students. Academic schedules vary by student depending on the student’s chosen major and the requirements of the college to which the student will be transferring in the Summer 2020 term. 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 student at the end of Continue?

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Upon successful completion of Continue pathway program, including completing all coursework with a program GPA of 3.0 or better, course grades of C or better in the fall, and course grades of B- or better in the spring for each class, students will be prepared to transfer to their chosen program of study as a full-time undergraduate day student. Students will not be required to submit any additional application materials. Students’ GPAs will reset upon matriculation at their destination college. Once enrolled in their major degree program, students will be eligible to participate in all Northeastern experiential opportunities including co-op and study abroad.

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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For their first year, Continue offers both a residential option at the Midtown Hotel where all Continue students will live together as part of a Living Learning Community, as well as a commuter option for those living nearby. Students can choose either option. Beginning in the Summer I 2020 term, students may participate in the housing process for transfer students, for which university housing is not guaranteed. As a reminder, all students may utilize the Off-Campus Student Services Office.

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 students to earn up to 8 course credits while exploring other available experiences. For more information, see the website here. Participation in NUterm will allow Continue students to add credits to bring them to the 32 credits that most freshmen earn in their first year at the undergraduate day colleges 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 meet NUpath requirements and will transfer toward students’ chosen program of study at Northeastern. Students’ GPAs will reset upon matriculation at their destination college.

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, 2019. 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, 2019.

What is Northeastern's College of Professional Studies?

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The College of Professional Studies is one of Northeastern’s nine academic colleges, focusing on innovative and flexible academic degree programs at the professional, graduate, and undergraduate levels. With a faculty of respected scholar practitioners and industry leaders, the College of Professional Studies offers academic programs grounded in theory and applied in practice. Continue students will be provided with an academic curriculum that reflects the demands of today’s world, and the foundation necessary for a successful transfer into Northeastern’s undergraduate day programs.

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, 2019 to make your enrollment decision.

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