Application Information

Early Decision Benefits

Applying Early Decision for Fall 2022

For students whose unequivocal first choice is Northeastern, we recommend you consider applying Early Decision. To recognize that Early Decision students make a commitment to us, we’re making a commitment to you by offering additional benefits to those considering applying Early Decision and to those who are ultimately admitted through the Early Decision program.

Apply Early

Students applying Early Decision have two deadlines to select from. Visit our How to Apply page for detailed next steps.

Early Decision I

Application Deadline: November 1
Decisions Released By: December 15

Early Decision II

Application Deadline: January 1
Decisions Released By: February 15

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Early Decision Programming

Early Decision Visit Days

For students interested in applying Early Decision, we will have ED-focused visit opportunities. For additional information and to register, please click the button below.

Fall Virtual Open House

Join us starting October 2 for our Fall Virtual Open House—an interactive virtual experience for high school seniors and their families. For additional information and to register, please click the button below.

Early Decision Benefits

Early Need-Based Financial Aid Reviews

In order to provide you and your family with a better understanding of your financial commitment when applying Early Decision, we have committed to providing you with an early estimated need-based financial aid review. In order to receive yours, you must submit your CSS Profile, early review application, as well as any additional financial aid documents (such as federal tax returns) that may be required by Student Financial Services, no later than Friday, October 22. Please note that early reviews for merit scholarships are not possible, as these are tied to the admission review and selection process.

Ability to earn credits through NU Accelerate Scholarship

Early Decision enrolling students can launch their Northeastern academic experience before they even graduate through remote, asynchronous coursework offered through NU Accelerate: Pre-College Programs. Leveraging coursework curated specifically for first-year students, Early Decision students will be awarded a scholarship to take up to two courses between the Spring and Summer terms. Early Decision I students will be eligible for the Spring and Summer terms; Early Decision II students will be eligible for Summer term only. Courses will span a wide range of academic areas, such as Writing, Calculus, Economics, Global Health, First Year Writing, Calculus, Business, Art, History, Psychology, and more. Additional information on NU Accelerate will be shared in the coming weeks.