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Registration Information for Undergraduate
Special (Nonmatriculated) Students

Students outside of Northeastern University and Northeastern employees may petition to take undergraduate classes on a semester-by-semester basis. Approval is based on the student’s academic qualifications and on the space availability of the class. Nonmatriculated undergraduate students may take up to 20 cumulative semester hours at Northeastern (not including related labs).

Classes are billed at a per-credit-hour rate; details.

Registration Process

Step 1: Print out the Undergraduate Special Student Form.

Step 2: Find the class you want to take by searching the class schedule by term. In doing so, please note the following information:

Screenshot of class schedule

Step 3: Contact the student service department of the college offering the class to obtain the dean’s office signature:

College Phone
College of Arts, Media and Design 617.373.5583 100 Meserve
D’Amore-McKim School of Business 617.373.3270 250 Dodge
College of Computer and Information Science 617.373.2462 202 West Village H
College of Engineering 617.373.2154 220 Snell Engineering
Bouvé College of Health Sciences 617.373.3320 120 Behrakis
College of Science 617.373.4475 206 Mugar
College of Social Sciences and Humanities 617.373.3980 180 Renaissance Park
Office of the Provost 617.373.8589 110 Churchill

Step 4: Submit the completed form to the Office of the Registrar.

Step 5: You will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar confirming your registration when it is complete.

Step 6: Students will need to complete “I Am Here” (attendance confirmation process) through myNEU. “I Am Here” begins the Thursday before classes start. The link can be found during that time under the “Self-Service” tab of myNEU, as shown below:

Screenshot of myNEU


Important Additional Information

  • If you need to drop a class as a special student, email with your NUID, the term, and the class(es) you want to drop.
  • If you need to swap or add classes, fill out a new Undergraduate Special Student Form, obtain the required signatures, and submit to the Office of the Registrar with a notation that it is a swap or addition to your current schedule.
  • Your bill, which is generated electronically on your myNEU, should be paid by the end of the first week of the class. If it is not paid in a timely fashion, you may be dropped from the class. Billing and payment information.

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