Graduate Application Timeline

Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis, however we do recommend following the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term. If you are an international student, please consult the international admissions deadlines.

doctoral Applicants

PROGRAMDEADLINE
Doctor of EducationWinter 2021:
Priority deadline: December 1, 2020
Final deadline: December 14, 2020
Start date: January 19, 2021
Doctorate in Law & PolicyWinter 2021 (Seattle):
Priority Deadline: December 1, 2020
Final Deadline: December 14, 2020 
Start date: January 19, 2021
Transitional Doctor of Physical TherapyReference graduate domestic deadlines in chart below 

Graduate domestic deadlines

TERMSTART OF CLASSESDEADLINE FOR ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Winter 2021January 19, 2021January 1, 2021
Second Half Winter 2021February 22, 2021February 12, 2021
Spring 2021April 12, 2021April 2, 2021
Second Half Spring 2021May 24, 2021May 14, 2021
Summer 2021July 12, 2021July 2, 2021
Fall 2021September 20, 2021September 7, 2021
Second Half Fall 2021November 1, 2021October 18, 2021

International students requiring F1 student visas should consult the following website for their specific deadlines: https://cps.northeastern.edu/admissions/international/application-timeline.