Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Eligibility & Documents Required for Admission

Northeastern University provides beyond 200 in-class, online and hybrid graduate degree and certificate programmes in 20 distinct fields of study, which gives opportunity to prospective students to pursue their personal and professional goals.
Graduate admissions differ depending on the programme or college. Prospective students should conduct study into their desired programme to learn about the relevant criteria and deadlines.

Application Requirements in General

The following documents must be submitted by all graduate applicants:

  • list items An online application form
  • list items Transcripts from all colleges and schools attended till date as an undergraduate or graduate student
  • list items A personal essay describing your motivation for the programme and your objectives
  • list items $75-$100 non-refundable application fee (if required)
  • list items One to three recommendation letters
  • list items Curriculum vitae and/or a professional resumé
  • list items GRE, LSAT, or GMAT scores that are official (If required by your program) 
  • Admission Dates & Process

    Students who do not speak English as a first language must not only complete the steps listed above, but also:
    According to your college's requirements, submit proof of English proficiency in the form of official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo exam scores. Please keep in mind that programme requirements differ.
    If your English language skill falls short of the minimal criteria for a business, social sciences, engineering, mathematics, or scientific programme, you may apply to the university's Global Pathways programme. Before enrolling in your chosen programme, this programme will help you strengthen your English language abilities and academic understanding.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Common Application or Coalition Application starts and ends the procedure (Northeastern accepts both). You must pick Northeastern as one of the schools to which you are applying when you establish an account. Then, using the Application portal, complete and submit your application online.
    Using the Application Status Check, students can indicate whether they want to take the test. This preference defaults to what is specified in the application, and students have until the following dates to make their decision—after that date, test-optional status will be locked in:
    Early Decision I is due on November 10th, and Early Action is due on December 1st. By the 10th of January, you must have made your Early Decision II. 1st of February, regular decision
    To begin, let's define each term: Early Decision is a great option for students who know Northeastern is the proper intellectual, social, and financial match for them. Hence, if enrolled, you must commit to attending Northeastern and withdraw all other applications.
    Early Action is a non-binding option for students who want to have their best foot forward sooner rather than later. Senior year grades and late fall standardised testing scores will not be seen by the Admissions Committee.
    Early Decision I and Early Action applications must be submitted by November 1, and Early Decision II applications must be submitted by January 1.