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.
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.
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.
Transfer students have two opportunities to apply for enrollment at Northeastern—Spring 2018 (January) and Fall 2018 (September).
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 freshman applicants, once you submit your application, you will receive one of the following admissions decisions: