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Merit America

Northeastern has partnered with Merit America to provide a pathway for Merit America learners to enroll in our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or our Bachelor of Science in Analytics degree programs. Recognizing the close alignment of the missions of Merit America and the College of Professional Studies bachelor’s completion programs, the partnership, launched in September 2020, enables learners who complete Merit America to receive up to 18 credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or 12 credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Analytics. This accelerates learners’ time to degree and amounts to a cost savings of approximately $8,000 for students completing their bachelor’s degrees. Students may also be eligible for scholarships up to $15,000.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

To get started, please contact Nicolette Aduama, associate director, Opportunity Pathway Programs, at n.aduama@northeastern.edu or call 617.378.1099.

Information regarding the admissions process can also be reviewed online at cps.northeastern.edu/admissions-aid.

Who is eligible?

Merit America participants who successfully complete either the approved IT Support program or the approved Java Development program will be eligible for a maximum of 18 undergraduate transfer credits upon admission to the Northeastern University Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program.

Merit America participants who successfully complete the approved Analytics program will be eligible for a maximum of 12 undergraduate transfer credits upon admission to the Northeastern University Bachelor of Science in Analytics program.  Students are also eligible for scholarships up to $15,000.

How is credit received?

Merit America participants who complete the IT or analytics track will submit a Merit America Certificate of Completion. Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies will award transfer credit and apply the credit toward the BS in IT or the BS in Analytics program.