Applying During COVID-19

We recognize that for many, applying to college will be much different from what anyone ever imagined. As a university, we are committed to working with you at every step. Now, more than ever, we are joining together as a global community to help you experience a seamless application process.


As with all universities, the applicant pool at Northeastern changes annually in size, diversity, and the qualities of students applying. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Northeastern does not require the SAT or ACT for applicants applying for admission this year, which is markedly different from previous years. For students who wish to send us a standardized test score, more information can be found in our Test Optional Policy as well as our  Test Optional and Standardized Testing FAQ, including last year's middle 50% SAT/ACT range for admitted students. We hope this information allows you to make the best decision about what to submit in your application.

Evaluating each application holistically is something Northeastern takes pride in—we focus on the rigor of coursework and academic performance, but no less critical are your self-expression and passions. We consider each applicants' entire profile, including leadership positions, extracurricular involvement, entrepreneurial pursuits, and personal qualities.

Here are some ways you can determine how Northeastern will help you meet your goals as you prepare your application by engaging with us through a robust menu of virtual options. You’ll have ways to connect with staff, faculty, and current students to learn more about what makes Northeastern special—what sets us apart—and what makes us a good fit for your college choice.

Explore and Engage with Us through Virtual Admissions Information Sessions and Tours 

Discover the Northeastern Difference through Virtual Academic Information Sessions

Connect with Current Students Ready to Share Their Northeastern Experience 

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1. Review our deadlines and required materials here.

2. Create a Common Application or Coalition Application account and select Northeastern.

3. Submit your application.

Application Deadlines

EARLY DECISION I: Nov. 1

EARLY ACTION: Nov. 1

EARLY DECISION II: Jan. 1

REGULAR DECISION: Jan. 1

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