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Northeastern University - 2016

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Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to Northeastern is selective and competitive. In building a diverse and talented incoming class, the Admissions Committee seeks to enroll students who have been successful academically and who have been actively involved in school activities and in their communities.

Academically, the typical Northeastern admitted student has been extremely successful in a challenging course load. When considering applicants for freshman admission, the committee considers whether the applicant's high school transcript reflects the various academic opportunities offered such as honors, advanced placement, international baccalaureate, or college-level courses.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Admission is to the college of engineering. The admitted student is free to choose his/her major within the college.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

In order to maintain lawful student status in the United States, international students must be very mindful of the rules and regulations that govern their non-immigrant visa classification. Numerous U.S. federal mandates and regulations implementing the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) make it especially important for students in the F1 (student) and J1 (exchange visitor) categories to consult regularly with an international student adviser at the International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) before taking any action that might impact their immigration status and educational endeavors in the United States. International students must register full time, on time (within the appropriate registration period) during the regular academic year. In addition, international students must not begin or resume any type of employment without first obtaining proper employment authorization or verification from the ISSI. Any exceptions from full-time registration requirements must be pre-approved by the ISSI in accordance with specified federal regulations.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

(Same as for resident students)

Residency Requirements

Students may transfer up to 60 semester-hours of credit from an accredited two-year college, or up to 80 semester-hours from an accredited four-year college or any combination of two- and four-year college/university credit to a maximum of 80 credits. Once they matriculate, students are expected to complete all course work for their degree at Northeastern. More specific information is available in the current University catalog.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

When reviewing transfer students, the committee takes into consideration such factors as the candidate's academic transcript, resume, recommendations and essay.