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Northeastern offers a robust menu of virtual options to engage with staff and current students, including information sessions, campus tours, college-specific sessions, and more. Please visit our virtual experience page to learn more and register for virtual programming.

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1. Review our deadlines and required materials here.
For applicants applying for the 2021-2022 academic year, Northeastern University is test-optional and does not require standardized testing to complete an application for admission.

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

3. Submit your application.

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Application Deadlines

EARLY DECISION I: Nov. 1

EARLY ACTION: Nov. 1

EARLY DECISION II: Jan. 1

REGULAR DECISION: Jan. 1

If Northeastern is your number one college choice, and you are committed to attending if admitted, Early Decision is the admissions program that is right for you. Early Decision is ideal for students who are confident that we are the right fit—academically, socially, and financially. Please note, Early Decision is binding—if you are admitted, you are committed to attending and required to withdraw all applications from other institutions.

Applying Early Decision this year comes with some clear and tangible benefits for those who consider Northeastern to be their number one choice. We expect to enroll up to half of our entering class through Early Decision—to calibrate, for the class entering Fall 2020, the ED admit rate was 32% compared to the overall admit rate of 20%.


Financial Aid Information

A top-tier education is an investment, and one of the most important and rewarding decisions you and your family will ever make. At Northeastern, we work to keep the costs affordable while offering the highest possible educational value.

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In Their Own Words

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Help at Every Step

View our resources to see how Northeastern can help put your future in motion.

Prospective Student Brochure

Learn how a top-tier education is only the beginning.

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Prospective International Student Brochure

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Financial Aid Brochure

Find out how Northeastern helps you fund your college dream.

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Northeastern at a Glance 

Get a glimpse of what’s possible at an innovative university.

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Boston High School Students

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Boston Housing Authority Opportunities

Students living in BHA public housing are eligible for a full tuition scholarship.

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Torch Scholars Program

The Torch Scholars Program is a bold and innovative endeavor that provides students with the opportunity to explore their passions and expand their global horizons.

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