International high school students should refer to required high school materials plus the following:
- Standardized Tests
- Proof of English Proficiency
Additionally, international applicants are welcome to provide interviews for consideration as part of their application materials. Please submit interviews through InitialView, Vericant, or another recognized interviewing service provider.
Standardized Testing Policy – Students Studying Outside the U.S: For students applying from secondary schools located outside of the U.S., the SAT and ACT are not required. However, for applicants interested in presenting the most competitive application, Northeastern University strongly encourages applicants to submit one of the following: AP exam results, a full IB diploma, three higher level IB exam scores, or the results from nationally or regionally accredited exams that signify completion of secondary education, are required for entry into universities in their home country and are administered by an independent organization other than the school. National and regional exams that would further strengthen an application are listed here. If an exam is not listed, please contact email@example.com.
Standardized Testing Policy – Students Studying Inside the U.S., U.S. Territories, and DOD Schools: Applicants attending/graduating from a Department of Defense school located outside of the United States and international students (non-US citizens/non-US permanent residents) studying/graduating from schools in the United States and U.S. territories are excluded from this policy and are required to submit SAT or ACT (with writing) score results. Northeastern’s SAT CEEB code is 3667 and ACT College Code is 1880.
Proof of English Proficiency
For students whose native language is not English – REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU ARE STUDYING – proof of English proficiency is required. There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Applicants should submit results of one of the following: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced English Exam (CAE) or Pearson Test of English (PTE) exam. The minimum passing requirements are as follows: TOEFL 92 (reading sub score 22, listening sub score 22, speaking sub score 24, writing sub score 22; IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0); PTE 62 (no band below 62); CAE 58. In the rare instances when a student is admitted with scores below these minimums, that student will be required to take an additional Northeastern University-based English language assessment prior to enrollment. The results of that assessment may require a student to take supplemental English instruction in the first semester of the freshman year. Additionally, individual applicants may, through the application review process, be identified as students for whom we need additional information regarding English proficiency. These students will also be required to take the additional assessment and will be notified prior to May 1 if that is the case.
Certification of Finances
Non-U.S. citizen applicants are required to submit the Certification of Finances form for their application to be considered complete. The Certification of Finances is designed to assist colleges and universities in obtaining complete and accurate information about the funds available to international applicants. As Northeastern is unable to offer state or federally-funded financial support to international applicants, the process of verifying the financial resources of students is essential.
Northeastern University expects all applicants to submit an application (essays, transcripts, test scores, etc.) that is in its entirely their own work. No part of the application can have been completed partially or completely, or significantly enhanced partially or completely, by persons (including paid agents, admissions support agencies or personnel) other than the student.
The use of such services violates Northeastern University policy, and may lead to the rejection of application materials, the revocation of an admissions offer, cancellation of admission, or involuntary withdrawal from the university.