Admissions Deadlines & Decisions

Please select the admission plan best for you:

Early Decision I and New! Early Decision II

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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 have two opportunities to apply for Early Decision consideration: by November 1 for Early Decision I or by January 1 for Early Decision II. Early Decision II allows students who realize that Northeastern is their first choice later in the application process to still show their high level of interest.

ED I Application Deadline
Nov 01
ED I Decision Notification By
Dec 15
ED II Application Deadline
Jan 01
ED II Decision Notification By
Feb 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 February 1.

Application Deadline
Nov 01
Decision Notification By
Feb 01

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.

Application Deadline
Jan 01
Decision Notification By
Apr 01

Transfer

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Transfer students have two opportunities to apply for enrollment at Northeastern—Spring 2018 (January) and Fall 2018 (September). To ensure that your application is reviewed for Spring admission, all required documents must be received no later than Friday, October 13.

The following colleges and majors will not be accepting applications for the Spring 2018 term:

  • D’Amore-McKim School of Business (all majors)
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Explore (Undeclared)
  • Studio Art
Spring Deadline
Oct 01
FAFSA/CSS Deadline
Oct 15
Fall Deadline
Apr 01
FAFSA/CSS Deadline
Apr 15

FAFSA and CSS Profile

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Beginning with the 2018-2019 cycle, our financial aid deadline for the FAFSA will shift to align with the CSS Profile deadline, thus allowing us to deliver more complete award notifications to admitted students at the time of their decision release.

For additional information regarding aid, please see our Applying for Financial Aid page or contact Student Financial Services directly.

ED I FAFSA/CSS Submission Deadline
Nov 15
EA FAFSA/CSS Submission Deadline
Dec 01
ED II FAFSA/CSS Submission Deadline
Jan 15
RD FAFSA/CSS Submission Deadline
Feb 15

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