College Readiness
Northeastern has a long history of supporting local Boston Public School (BPS) students and their parents with the college admissions process. Northeastern understands that preparing for and navigating the process of getting into college is not simple. Northeastern uses the resources it has to hold College Readiness events to help guide students to the college of their choice.

Foundation Year
Foundation Year was created to help local students who do not have the credentials to get into a four- year college earn class credit and the skills to eventually gain admittance. Foundation Year is designed for recent high school graduates or individuals who have completed the GED. Foundation Year integrates rigorous academics with student support services to create an environment where students can be successful in their first year of college.

Foundation Year students are enrolled in Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies where they earn a full year of college credit. To foster camaraderie and peer-to-peer learning, the program is a cohort model, which means that all Foundation Year students attend classes together.

Snell Library
Visitors who meet the criteria below are welcome during regular service hours [add link] and are required to show photo identification to the security guard at the entrance to Snell Library.

  • Current Northeastern students, faculty, and staff may bring up to two guests at a time to the Snell Library. Guests will be issued a pass.
  • Members of the public who seek to use Northeastern information resources not available to them at their public or institutional libraries; please apply for a temporary researcher pass here.
  • Visitors to the Archives and Special Collections; guidelines are located here.
  • As a federal depository, the Northeastern University Libraries ensure public access to federal government publications on deposit.

Transfer Opportunities
Northeastern works to create as many methods as possible to help BPS students attend Northeastern. One of the methods created for students who do not meet the standards for admittance as a freshman is allowing these students to transfer in after meeting predetermined goals while attending a community college in Boston.


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