Application Information

How to Apply

Determining where to spend the next few years of your life is no easy task. Now that you have added Northeastern to your college list, we’re here to help make the next step of applying easier! Below are the necessary steps to ensure that your application is ready for review and in the right hands. We’re excited you’ve chosen Northeastern. This is higher education not just for a career, but for your life.

Application Steps

Follow these simple steps to ensure that your application is received and reviewed on time!


Create your application

Submit 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. Application fee of $75 or need-based fee waiver*

*Northeastern accepts need-based fee waivers from the Common Application, the Coalition Application, as well as organizations such as the College Board and ACT, or in a written request from a school official.  

Apply via the Common App Apply via the Coalition App with Scoir


Submit all required materials

Double check to 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. Northeastern University is test-optional and does not require standardized testing to complete an application for admission.

Review required materials


Check your application status

Within seven days of applying, you should receive a confirmation email containing your Northeastern University ID number and instructions for setting up your Application Status Check account.

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

Check your application status

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