CPS Admissions Policies

Graduate Special Student Status

  • Students taking courses under special student status are not eligible for financial aid 
  • Special student status does not guarantee acceptance
  • Students studying in special student status must abide by the prerequisite course requirements listed in the course catalog
  • You may take a maximum of two courses in special student status
  • After completing two courses, you will be blocked from further course registration until you have been officially admitted into a program

Transfer Credit Policies


English Language Proficiency Exam Scores 

English Language proficiency exam scores are valid for two calendar years from the date of the exam.


Application Withdrawal Due to Inactivity

  • An application can be incomplete up to one year before it is automatically withdrawn due to inactivity
  • To reactivate an application, applicants have one year to do so from the time of their application withdrawal
  • If you have any questions or would like to reactivate your application call 617.373.2400, 877.668.7727, or email cpsadmissions@northeastern.edu

Request to Withdraw an Application 

  • Applicants can withdraw their application for admissions at anytime 
  • To reactivate an application, applicants have one year to do so from the time of their application withdrawal
  • To request withdrawal of your application call 617.373.2400, 877.668.7727, or email cpsadmissions@northeastern.edu 

Academic Deferrals

An acceptance to the College of Professional Studies is valid for one academic year, students can request deferral of their acceptance by emailing cpsadmissions@northeastern.edu (excludes the Doctor of Law & Policy Program).


Plagiarism

Please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism is defined as using the words, ideas, data, code, or other original academic material of another without providing proper citation or attribution. This includes our admissions process.