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
Nov01
CSS Profile Deadline
Nov15
FAFSA Deadline
Feb15
Deposit Deadline
Jan15

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
Nov01
CSS Profile Deadline
Dec01
FAFSA Deadline
Feb15
Deposit Deadline
May01

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
Jan01
CSS Profile Deadline
Feb15
FAFSA Deadline
Feb15
Deposit Deadline
May01

Transfer

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The following majors will not be accepting transfer applications for Fall 2017:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Northeastern Explore Program (Undeclared)

Transfer Deadlines Fall:

All applications must be complete by April 15. Decisions will be released online no later than June 15.

Applicant Deadline
Apr01
CSS Profile Deadline
May01
FAFSA Deadline
May01

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