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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The following colleges/majors will not be accepting transfer applications for Spring 2017:

  • College of Computer and Information Science
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Northeastern Explore Program (Undeclared)

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

  • Physical Therapy
  • Northeastern Explore Program (Undeclared)

Transfer Deadlines Spring:

All applications must be completed by October 15. Decisions will be released online no later than December 1

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

Transfer Deadlines Fall:

Decisions will be released online no later than June 15.

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: