You've talked to current students, visited the campus and performed research about your prospective major, and you know one thing for sure: Northeastern University is near the top of your college list. If this is the situation for you, get to know a few facts about how to apply to Northeastern during the 2020-2021 application cycle.
- Complete the application on either the Common App or the Coalition Application — Northeastern accepts either one.
- Write your personal essay (650 words for Common App, 550 words for Coalition).
- Ask your counselor to send your transcript and your secondary school report to Northeastern.
- Send your test scores (when applicable) directly from the testing agency site. Northeastern is currently test-optional, so submitting scores is up to you.
- Determine which deadline applies to you: Early Decision I (Nov. 10), Early Action (Dec. 1), Early Decision II (Jan. 10) or Regular Decision (Feb. 1).
- Have a teacher and counselor submit a recommendation letter. One teacher recommendation letter is required, but you can send another rec letter if you choose.
- Pay the fee ($75) unless you have a fee waiver.