Application FAQ

Questions about applying to Northeastern University College of Professional Studies?

We’ve got answers.

When should I apply?

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. You can apply to a program up to one full year prior to your desired start term.
  • For domestic students, we recommend you submit your application at least eight weeks prior to the start of the term. View the domestic application deadlines.
  • For international students requiring an F1 visa or study permit, view the international application deadlines.
  • Please note: if you have previously applied, you will need to create a new account using a different email address than previously used in order to submit a new application.

How long will it take to complete the application?

This answer is different for everyone. Keep in mind you’ll need to fill out all applicable fields in the online application as well as produce additional documents including transcripts and recommendations.

What kind of transcripts do I need to submit?

  • Students applying for graduate programs must submit their undergraduate/bachelor’s degree documentation. Students may also submit their master’s degree documentation, if applicable. 
  • Students applying for bachelor’s completion programs should submit the following:
    • For students without an Associate or equivalent degree, you will need to submit:
      • GED, official high school transcript or attestation form AND
      • College transcripts from all institutions attended (where you are seeking transfer credit)
    • For students with an Associate or equivalent degree, you will need to submit:
      • Associate degree transcript stating conferral and date
      • If you attended other schools before obtaining your Associate degree, please provide those transcripts as well (if you wish to receive transfer credit)

Do I need to submit all required documents before receiving a decision?

  • Yes, we will not be able to review your application until we have received all necessary application requirements to make your application complete.
  • If you are required to submit recommendations, your recommender’s name(s) must be submitted online, even if they will be submitting your recommendation offline.

How long will it take to receive a decision on my application?

Once your application is complete, we begin the review process. You will typically receive your admissions decision in 5-10 business days.

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