Admissions Deadlines & Decisions

Please select the admission plan best for you:

Early Decision

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Choose Early Decision if Northeastern is your number one choice and you are committed to attending if admitted. Early Decision is ideal for students who are confident that Northeastern is the right academic, social, and financial fit for them and their family.

Early Decision is binding—if you are admitted, you are committed to attending and withdrawing all applications from other institutions. You will be notified of your decision online by December 15.

Applicant Deadline
Nov 01
CSS Profile Deadline
Nov 15
FAFSA Deadline
Feb 15
Deposit Deadline
Jan 15

Early Action

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Choose Early Action if Northeastern is a top choice—and you feel that you can put your best foot forward at this earlier date, since the Admissions Committee will not see your senior year grades or late fall standardized testing.

Early Action is non-binding—you will be notified of your decision online by December 31.

Applicant Deadline
Nov 01
CSS Profile Deadline
Dec 01
FAFSA Deadline
Feb 15
Deposit Deadline
May 02

Regular Decision

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Choose Regular Decision if you would like the Admissions Committee to review information from the first semester of your senior year, and to have additional time to put the finishing touches on your application.

Regular Decision is non-binding—you will be notified of your decision online by April 1.

Applicant Deadline
Jan 01
CSS Profile Deadline
Feb 15
FAFSA Deadline
Feb 15
Deposit Deadline
May 02

Transfer

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Our Spring ’16 transfer application deadline is October 1. Decisions are non-binding and are released online by December 1.

Our Fall ’16 transfer deadline is April 1. Choose our transfer option if you attempted at least 12 semester hours of credit at an institution or university after completing high school. Decisions are non-binding and are released online by June 15.

Transfer students cannot apply to the following colleges/majors for Fall 2016:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Undeclared

Transfer Deadlines Spring:

Applicant Deadline
Oct 01
CSS Profile Deadline
Oct 15
FAFSA Deadline
Oct 15

Transfer Deadlines Fall:

Applicant Deadline
Apr 01
CSS Profile Deadline
May 01
FAFSA Deadline
May 01

For freshman applicants, once you submit your application, you will receive one of the following admissions decisions: