NU Start is a completely remote program built exclusively for first-year students. NU Start will have both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities and it will have a support and community-building structure designed to help engage first-year students in a robust way. Additionally, NU Start offers resources and supports specifically for students who are engaged in remote learning. NU Start is the right program for a student who knows they will not be in Boston for the fall or spring terms.
NUflex is a teaching modality that the majority of undergraduate classes will be taught in for the upcoming year. It provides flexibility for students to attend some class sessions in person, and others in a virtual fashion. While students can complete NUflex courses remotely, the classes delivered through NUflex for remote students will be done in a fully synchronous manner, meaning a student needs to be “attending” the class at the same time the course is being taught in Boston. This may not the most ideal option for first-year students in other time zones. NUflex classes are recommended for a first-year student who intends to be in Boston for most or all of the fall and spring terms.