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Northeastern's Test Optional Policy

We are pleased to announce that Northeastern will remain test-optional for the foreseeable future. At Northeastern, we have always been committed to providing every application with a thorough and holistic review, and we will continue to do so. To learn more, visit our Application Information page.

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Application Deadlines

We have four different deadlines, depending on your goals, interest, and timeline. Visit our Deadlines and Decisions page for details on each deadline.

Early Decision I

Nov 1

Decisions released by January 1

Early Action

Nov 1

Decisions released by February 15

Early Decision II

Jan 1

Decisions released by March 1

Regular Decision

Jan 1

Decisions released by April 1

How to Apply

Determining where to spend the next few years of your life is no easy task. Below are the necessary steps to ensure that your application is ready for review and in the right hands.


Step One

Create your application through The Common Application or the Coalition Application (both are accepted). Once you have created your application, please select Northeastern University to directly submit your application to us.

Apply via the Common Application Apply via the Coalition Application


Step Two

Make sure that you have submitted all required materials. Even if your application has been submitted, we cannot begin reviewing your file until all of your required materials have been received.

Review Required Materials


Step Three

To ensure all of the necessary documents have been submitted, and for updates or information about your application, visit your application status check.

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