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What We Send You, and When
This checklist covers all the steps you need to take to complete your enrollment and ensure your place as a Husky. Refer to the tabs for more detailed information about requirements and deadlines.
This checklist will help you keep track of all the information you’ll receive over the coming months, some electronically and some by mail. Here’s what to expect, and when.
Offer of financial assistance (Student Financial Services) Available at time of admission decision
S ubmit nonrefundable enrollment deposit by May 1 (through myNEU* Admitted Student Portal)
In APRIL, AFTER DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED
S ubmit housing application by May 1 (through myNEU Admitted Student Portal)
Register for orientation (through myNEU Admitted Student Portal) Send final high-school transcript (if applicable) S end Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or official secondary-school national exam test results for consideration of advance credit (if applicable) Complete National Merit Finalist, National Achievement Finalist, or National Hispanic documentation (if applicable) Send new or updated SAT/ACT scores (if applicable)
Orientation information (New Student Orientation) Health report form (University Health and Counseling Services) Information on financial planning, billing, and loans (Student Financial Services) MAY–JULY
Housing assignment (Housing and Residential Life) BEGINNING IN MID-JUNE
Information about the mandatory ISSI sessions scheduled for international students with F-1 visa BEGINNING IN MID-JUNE
Move-in instructions and campus information (Housing and Residential Life)
omplete change-of-address information online at myNEU C (if applicable)
BEGINNING IN MID-AUGUST
S end transcripts from any previous college course work (if applicable)
FOUR TO SIX WEEKS BEFORE START OF TERM
International students** Complete these steps in addition to the ones above: Send updated TOEFL/IELTS results (if applicable) Provide required information and supporting documents via myISSI 1. Copy of the identity page of your passport 2. Source of funding such as bank statement and affidavit of support from your sponsor 3. Complete Transfer-in verification form (only for international students currently studying in the US in F-1 or J-1 status) * For details on how to set up your myNEU Admitted Student Portal, see the Staying in Contact tab. ** For more enrollment information related to international students, please refer to the international tab. Note: For enrollment information related to transfer students, please refer to the transfer tab.
First billing statement (Student Accounts) Health insurance and waiver information (Student Accounts) F OUR TO SIX WEEKS BEFORE START OF TERM, ALONG WITH FIRST BILLING STATEMENT
S tudent Employment registration information (Student Financial Services) During Orientation
Student perspectives, deadlines, costs, meal plans, and more
Everything you need to know to enroll at Northeastern HOW TO ENROLL
FINALIZING YOUR ENROLLMENT
The first step you must take to secure a place at Northeastern is to submit your nonrefundable enrollment deposit. This applies to everyone, including freshmen required to live on campus— even if tuition and/or housing expenses will be covered in full by financial aid or scholarships. More details may be found at myNEU.neu.edu.
Without exception, all students must successfully complete their current academic program and submit all final transcripts. High-school students must also submit proof of graduation, which is typically found on the final high-school transcript. Failure to submit your final high-school transcript may impact your financial aid or scholarship award. Failure to successfully complete your current academic program in good standing could result in a decision to rescind your offer of admission. Disciplinary issues that have occurred since admission, at Northeastern’s New Student Orientation programs, during Move-in, or prior to the official start of the semester, must be fully disclosed as terms of admissions. Northeastern reserves the right to rescind your offer of admission or engage in any appropriate disciplinary action related to these issues.
DEPOSITS Your nonrefundable enrollment deposit must be paid to reserve a place at Northeastern. This secures your enrollment and transition activities. If you are an international student, your enrollment deposit includes the $250 international student fee. This fee covers a variety of services and programs to support international student life on campus.
Deadlines Your nonrefundable enrollment deposit is due by the date indicated in the admission letter you received online. Your place in the class will be reserved only if you submit your deposit by this date. The deadline for freshmen to guarantee a place in the class and to secure housing is May 1, 2014.
How to Submit Your Deposit Online: The fastest and easiest way for you to submit your nonrefundable enrollment deposit is to pay online through the Admitted Student Portal at myNEU.neu.edu. Paying online is the preferred method. (See the Staying in Contact booklet for details on the portal.) By mail: For details on how to pay your enrollment deposit by mail, please contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sending Academic Information After you submit your deposit, please send the following information, if applicable, as soon as possible: • Final high-school transcript (required) • Advanced Placement test results • International Baccalaureate exam results • New or updated SAT/ACT scores • National Merit Finalist, National Achievement or National Hispanic documentation (if applicable) • Official secondary-school national exam results • Updated TOEFL/IELTS results • Submit required financial documentation via myISSI (International Students) • Change-of-address information (you can do this on the Admitted Student Portal) • College transcripts from any previous or in-progress course work
GETTING STARTED You’ve done the hard part already: You’ve shown us what you’ll bring to Northeastern. To learn more about what the Northeastern experience can do for you, log on to the Admitted Student website to find out more at northeastern.edu/admissions/admittedstudents. Now there are a few things you have to do in order to be officially enrolled. Let’s get started.
• Carefully read through all the booklets in this folder. • Use the comprehensive checklist on the right-hand panel of the folder. • Submit enrollment deposit and housing application, register for orientation, and send final records. • View and print a copy of your official letter of admission.
Download our mobile application! Northeastern has a mobile app that will help you stay close to campus. You can tour buildings, check out campus events, look at photos, and connect with other students. Download northeastern.edu/mobile!
Log on to the Admitted Student Portal at myNEU.neu.edu Mail this information to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions Application Processing Center Northeastern University Post Office Box 120 Randolph, MA 02368-9998 USA
Various meal plan options are available, including plans offering 19, 15, or 10 meals per week. All students residing in traditional residence halls or suite-style residence halls are initially billed for the 15-meal plan. All freshmen residing in apartmentstyle accommodations are billed for a 5-meal plan. You may change your meal plan online through the Admitted Student Portal at the “Self-Service” tab. Students may also put money on their Husky Cards for meals or snacks. This Northeastern ID card is accepted at more than 100 locations on and around campus, including a variety of eateries, hair salons, bookstores, hardware stores, and more.
Change of Major We review and approve requests for change of major after enrollment on a case-by-case basis. Students who wish to request a change of major may do so through the “Self-Service” tab on the Admitted Student Portal. Please submit at least three weeks prior to your orientation session. Changing your major may affect your orientation session date.
Housing Application Please read the Housing booklet in this folder for all information relating to housing.
Deferring Your Enrollment In general, students who have paid their deposit may request to defer their enrollment one time for a maximum of one year for reasons such as travel, medical conditions, military obligations, or work. Students may not matriculate into a degree-granting program during the deferral period. Requests are granted on a case-by-case basis. Students who are granted a deferral must submit a nonrefundable enrollment deposit to secure their place for the future term. Deferral requests must be submitted by July 1, 2014, through the “Self-Service” tab on the Admitted Student Portal.
COSTS Actual charges for 2014–2015 will be available in spring 2014. Students pay the equivalent of four years (eight semesters) of tuition whether they pursue a four- or five-year program. Room and board charges may differ, depending on room type and meal plan. See the Financing booklet in this folder for more information.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT You will receive a number of communications in the coming months, including information on financial planning, orientation, housing and roommate assignments, and moving in. Please refer to the “What We Send You, and When” section of this folder, and be sure to contact the Office of Admissions if your email address changes. In addition, make sure to check your application status check your admitted student portal for updated information.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION FOR ALL It is mandatory for all freshmen and transfer students to participate in an orientation program. Students enrolling in the fall will attend orientation during the summer. You and your family will have the chance to meet some of your classmates and learn your way around campus and Boston. You’ll also prepare for the start of the academic year by exploring your college and major, meeting with an academic advisor, discovering more about experiential learning, and finding out what makes Northeastern unique. You’ll register for classes, get your Husky ID card, and have some fun! The Undergraduate Student Fee supports first year students orientation costs, including the opportu-
nity to have two complimentary guest participate in the Parent and Family Program, which runs simultaneously to the Student Program. This fee will also support student Welcome Week activities as well as parent communication. Students will automatically be billed this fee upon enrollment; more information may be found on the Student Financial Services website.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) offers comprehensive medical and behavioral health services on campus and through a network of off-campus specialists and hospitals. All full-time undergraduates, including those on co-op, may receive care at UHCS. For more information, visit northeastern.edu/uhcs.
ACCESSIBILITY Northeastern, through the Disability Resource Center (DRC), has a long-standing commitment to support students with disabilities or who are deaf or hard of hearing, enabling them to participate fully in the life of the university.
DRC Services and Accommodations Services are available for, but not limited to, students with the following documented diagnoses: • Learning disabilities and/or AD(H)D • Asperger’s Syndrome and related disorders • Chronic or degenerative disorders • Hearing loss • Mobility impairments • Psychiatric disorders • Traumatic or acquired brain injury • Vision impairment The DRC works with each student to make accommodations that will allow him or her to compete on a level playing field. In keeping with current laws and national guidelines, eligibility for services is determined by review of recent, comprehensive diagnostic information. Documentation must show a substantial limitation in one or more major life activities.
Enrolling Made Easy Seeing Northeastern through the portal The myNEU Admitted Student Portal is your lifeline to Northeastern. It’s where you’ll find messages and important information from your college and learn ways to connect with Northeastern! Log on today—the Staying in Contact booklet in this folder tells you how—and get a jump-start on learning what life at Northeastern is all about.
Keeping Track Of It All Use the checklist on the folder to help you ensure that you’ve completed all the necessary processes to finalize your enrollment at Northeastern.
Examples of accommodations include: • Exam accommodations • Note-taking services • Alternate format materials • Assistive technology • Disability-related academic advising and advocacy • Scheduling accessible classrooms • Communication access
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Transfer and international students Youâ€™ll find specific important information on your deadlines and processes, which can be different from dates mentionted here at myNEU.neu.edu. Be sure to read the information closely. Registering with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) Since eligibility does not automatically transfer from high school to college, it is crucial to begin the registration process right away. Students should provide documentation to the DRC at their earliest convenience to allow sufficient time for review. Students admitted for fall should send their documentation to the DRC directly. For more information, to learn about documentation requirements, or to start the process, please contact us at: Disability Resource Center 20 Dodge Hall Northeastern University 360 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115 617.373.2675 (voice) Contact DRC via Relay 711 617.373.7800 (fax) northeastern.edu/drc
Learning Disabilities Program In addition to the free services offered at the DRC, the Learning Disabilities Program (LDP) offers a comprehensive program. It best serves students with learning disabilities and AD(H)D who would like additional, individualized support and who are committed to improving their academic skills, better understanding their disability, and becoming more effective learners.
In the LDP, students meet with a learning disabilities specialist for regularly scheduled appointments twice a week. This regular schedule of individual meetings ensures the dynamic, personal, and intensive character that makes the program successful. Content for tutorials is drawn directly from the studentâ€™s course work. While all colleges provide mandated accommodations for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder, and a few schools offer structured programs, the specialized, professional program offered at Northeastern is extremely rare. The LDP is a fee-based service. Students must apply for admission by completing the program application form, available online at northeastern.edu/uhcs/ldp/apply.html. Interested students are invited to contact the LDP directly at 617.373.4526.
Accessible Housing Northeastern provides accessible housing in the residence halls that support a variety of needs. Please see the Housing booklet for more information.
Undergraduate Admissions Contact Information Office of Undergraduate Admissions Northeastern University 360 Huntington Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02115 617.373.2200 (general information) 617.373.8780 (fax) email@example.com northeastern.edu/admissions
Types of Living Learning Communities, housing, and more
Something for everyone Finding a home away from home
Living right in the heart of Boston is an exciting part of the Northeastern experience. And our on-campus housing options will allow you to get the most out of that experienceâ€”connecting you with people who share similar interests, fostering friendships that will last a lifetime, and fueling your intellectual growth.
Choosing an LLC
All first year students have more than 20 Living Learning Communities (LLC) to choose from that is at the heart of residential living at Northeastern University. Living Learning Communities provide opportunities for you to live with people of similar interests - whether that be of a personal interest or interest within a specific field of study.
LLCs are available for freshmen beginning in the fall, and for transfer students as space opens up. While it is likely that you will be placed in the LLC of your preference, openings can be limited. Therefore, you will be asked to submit a second and third choice. LLCs are open to all majors. To choose your LLC option, refer to the housing application on myNEU.
Living Learning Communities An LLC is a welcoming home away from home, where you can explore ideas and activities alongside students who share your passions. Our LLCs offer a quintessential residential college experience, coupled with a meaningful support system to help you maximize your academic and experiential pursuits. Whether you want to explore a new culture, collaborate on media projects, or live more sustainably, youâ€™ll have plenty of LLCs to choose from. Community sizes vary. Typically, an LLC occupies a residence hall floor or partial floor, and is led by a resident assistant.
As an incoming freshman, you will be asked to choose three LLC preferences on your housing application. If you are requesting a roommate, please be sure your request is mutual and you both select the same LLC preferences.
An engaged, diverse community A great place to call home Through the Department of Housing and Residential Life, you’ll find a wide variety of housing options. Please pay careful attention to the following: • All students entering as freshmen are required to live on campus their first and second year. (Transfer students are not guaranteed housing, and are served on a first-come; first-served basis.) • Incoming freshmen choose from more than twenty Living Learning Communities to begin their residential experience at Northeastern. • Freshmen must submit their enrollment deposit and
housing application by May 1, 2014. (Transfer students should refer to deadlines noted in their admission letter.) You’ll find the housing application at myNEU.neu.edu. • You may be assigned to campus housing or nearby university-sponsored residential space. • Apply early! Housing preferences are reviewed, and assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis in order of the date we receive enrollment deposits.
See housing options and more at northeastern.edu/housing
Live with friends who share your interests! northeastern.edu/housing
2014–2015 Living Learning Communities College Affiliated LLCs
• Bouve College • College of Computer & Information Science (CCIS) • College of Engineering • Connections (for Women in the College of Engineering) • inNUvate (College of Science) • Global Visions (D’Amore-McKim School of Business) Corporate Explorers International Business Women in Business
• Community Service • Creative Expressions From Novel to Big Screen Musical Motifs • Fusion • Living Green • Global Frontiers • Trailblazers • Political Engagement in the Urban Society • Leaders of the Pack • Sports Leadership • Healthy Living
Interdisciplinary LLCs • Honors • NU Journeys (Program for Undeclared Students) • Pre-Healthy
On-Campus residence TYPES
Northeastern’s residence halls give you the best of both worlds—proximity to Boston’s vibrant downtown and the opportunity to live as part of a tightknit community on a beautiful tree-lined campus.
• Standard Single: Single room for one person • Standard Double: Room shared by two students • Standard Triple: Room shared by three students • Economy Double: Smaller-sized room shared by two students at reduced cost • Economy Triple: Smaller-sized room shared by three students at reduced cost • Economy Quad: Smaller-sized room shared by four students at reduced cost • Semiprivate Double: Room shared by two students; a bathroom is shared with another semiprivate double room • Semiprivate Single: Single room; a bathroom is shared with another semiprivate single room
Traditional Residence Halls • 10 co-ed residence halls, all smoke-free • Primarily double- or triple-occupancy rooms • 60 to 500 students per hall • Dining halls in two of the largest buildings • Common study areas in most halls • All bath facilities single-gender
Suites (limited availability) • Multiple-bedroom units • Shared bathroom • Common room in some cases
Semiprivate Accommodations (International Village) • Single and double room with shared bath • Usually reserved for Honors Living Learning Communities • Dining hall in building
Important Information Availability Limited numbers of each room type are available. Room assignments are based on availability on the date your enrollment deposit (for freshmen) or housing deposit (for transfers) is received. Room rates include all utilities except telephone service in Northeastern-owned properties.
University-Sponsored Housing To accommodate the increased demand for student housing, Northeastern leases residential space near campus. Freshmen and transfer students may be placed in such housing.
Completing your application Review the following residential-housing information, and complete the steps below: • Complete the housing application at myNEU.neu.edu. If you do not have Internet access, call Housing and Residential Life. • Freshmen must submit the housing application by May 1, 2014. • You will be asked to accept the terms and conditions of the Residence Hall and Dining License Agreement to complete your housing application. (This agreement commits you to live on campus for your first and second year. Failure to sign this contract prior to or upon check-in at your residence hall may lead to cancellation of your housing.) • The roommate compatibility questions will be used to determine your roommate assignment(s). • Please note that if any of your responses change after you submit the application, you must inform Housing and Residential Life in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the address noted on the Staying in Contact booklet. For freshmen, this information must be received by May 1, 2014.
Housing Requests • Roommate: You may request a specific roommate by providing both his or her name and myNEU username on your housing application. If you are requesting more than one roommate, please send an email to email@example.com. The request must be mutual and reflect the same Living Learning Communities preferences. • Living Learning Communities: You will be asked to identify your top three LLC preferences. If you are requesting a roommate, please be sure you both select the same LLC preferences. For College Affiliated LLCs, eligibility includes students enrolled in a corresponding academic program or those who have a specific interest in the associated field of study. • Accessibility: If you have a disability or medical need that may require special accommodations, please submit a housing accommodation form prior to May 1, 2014. More information can be found at northeastern.edu/housing/policies. • Smoking: All residence halls are smoke-free.
Billing, payment plans, financial assistance, and more
An investment in your future Paying for your Northeastern education FINANCIAL RESOURCES
There are four methods of meeting the cost of your education: paying from your family income and savings, the Northeastern University Monthly Payment Plan, financial aid, and supplemental loans. No matter which option or combination of options you choose, you should strive to reduce the overall cost of your education by:
The university offers interest-free monthly payment plans administered through TuitionPay. The extended-payment plan allows families to divide the annual cost into nine, ten, or eleven monthly payments, depending on when the student enrolls in the program. More information is available at tuitionpay.salliemae.com/northeastern.
• Paying as much as you can out of your current income and savings as the bill becomes due, or by using the monthly payment plan. • Using student loans that have been awarded through the financial aid process (e.g., the Federal Perkins, Nursing, Health Professions, and Stafford subsidized and unsubsidized loans) before considering other types of loans. • Minimizing borrowing whenever possible. The less interest you pay on the money you borrow, the lower your total cost will be.
Determining award amounts
E-bill information Northeastern University uses an online billing and payment system. All Northeastern students and authorized third parties, such as parents, guardians, or sponsors, must view billing statements electronically. Students and any authorized third parties will be notified via their myNEU account whenever an e-bill is generated.
Your offer of financial assistance is based on a number of factors. We begin with the estimated cost of education. From this, we subtract the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated from information you submitted on the FAFSA and PROFILE forms, to arrive at your financial need. In addition to the need component, Northeastern recognizes a student’s academic merit when awarding institutional grant funds.
A sustained commitment Personalized support throughout your time here We’re here to help as you and your family plan how to pay for your education. The Student Financial Services office is committed to doing its best to make your Northeastern experience affordable, to sustaining that commitment the whole time you are here, and to providing friendly, personalized support along the way. Over the next few months, look for the following:
78% of Northeastern students receive financial aid.
• Offer of financial assistance (online, through Application Status Check) • Federal Loan Entrance Counseling (online) • First billing statement (myNEU) • Stafford Promissory Notes (online) • Perkins Promissory Notes (by mail) • Title IV Authorization (online)
Find information on grants and scholarships at northeastern.edu/financialaid/grants-scholarships Costs Information about charges for 2014â€“2015 will be available in spring 2014. Whether you choose four or five years for your undergraduate degree, you will only pay tuition for the academic experience (tuition is not charged for the experiential education periods). If you choose to live on campus during co-op, you will be responsible for room and board charges.
Accepting your offer We do not require that you officially accept your offer of assistance. We will assume that you accept the entire aid package unless you specifically notify us in writing that you wish to decline all or part of the award.
Reporting Outside Assistance If you will be receiving any forms of assistance not listed on your offer (such as a scholarship from a high school or other organization), you must notify us of this additional resource. Outside awards will be added to your aid package, and will be applied first to unmet financial need. We will replace loans and/or work-study, and will reduce institutional grants and/or scholarships as a last resort.
Verification of Data Approximately one-third of all financial aid applicants are selected by either the U.S. Department of Education or Northeasternâ€™s Student Financial Services office to verify the accuracy of information provided. If you have been selected for verification, your offer of assistance is tentative, pending the completion of the verification process. Upon receipt of the required materials, we will finalize the review of your application for financial aid. If documentation is not received by May 1, 2014, your offer of assistance could be canceled. Should the verified financial information differ significantly from the original information provided, your aid may have to be adjusted. Please be sure to respond to requests for follow-up documentation in a timely manner.
TYPES OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE The three major types of financial aid are grants, loans, and work earnings. Grants are a form of aid that does not have to be repaid; loans must be repaid. Money from both grants and loans is applied directly to your tuition bill. The money you earn from work is intended to help you with expenses during the academic year. These earnings are not credited to your tuition bill.
Grants More detailed information on all types of financial assistance is available at northeastern.edu/financialaid.
Northeastern Institutional Funding Merit Scholarships Northeastern University awards merit scholarships to select students within the top 25 percent of freshmen admitted to the university. Need-Based Grants and Scholarships Most grants and nonmerit scholarships funded by Northeastern require that a student demonstrate financial need.
Federal Grants ederal Pell Grant F Up to $5,645 (the maximum for 2013–2014) is awarded, on the basis of EFC. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant This grant is awarded directly from Student Financial Services to students who demonstrate exceptional need.
State Grants Many states offer support to students who meet specific qualifications. If we have added a state grant to your award, it reflects our best estimate of your eligibility.
About Financial Aid Awards Review of Data We will review the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE data of all first-year students who have made a deposit. If it is determined that there are discrepancies, additional documents may be requested to resolve the inconsistencies. If necessary, we will recalculate your aid eligibility using the correct data. In some cases, we will revise the original offer, and a new offer of financial assistance will be sent to you.
Finding Info Online Information about your financial aid application or offer can be viewed at the Application Status Check on myNEU.neu.edu. Select the “Self-Service” button, and then “My Financial Aid Status.”
Changes in Financial Circumstances We recognize that a family’s income is not always consistent from one year to the next, and that circumstances beyond a family’s control may inhibit the ability to contribute to educational expenses. Therefore, we welcome the opportunity to discuss any change in your family’s financial status that is not reflected on the FAFSA and PROFILE forms. continued on back
Information on supplemental loans can be found at northeastern.edu/financialaid/loans/supplemental.html Loans Federal Perkins Loans You must demonstrate financial need and meet the priority filing date for consideration, as funds are limited.
Northeastern’s Financial Promise We are dedicated to maintaining our commitment to students as they participate in Northeastern’s unique educational experience. That is why we have created the Financial Promise. Under the Financial Promise, we guarantee the following: 1. Northeastern University grant and scholarship funds are guaranteed not to be reduced (for up to eight in-class semesters).* 2. Northeastern University need-based grant funds will be increased annually at the same percentage rate as the increase in tuition. 3. If your family experiences a substantial negative change in financial circumstances, we will reevaluate your aid package and make available all financial resources for which you qualify. *Students must file the FAFSA each year and meet satisfactory academic progress standards to be eligible for Northeastern University grant funds. Students must maintain the minimum cumulative GPA required to be eligible for any scholarship funds.
Federal Stafford Loans These may be subsidized, unsubsidized, or a combination of both. With a need-based subsidized loan, the federal government pays the interest that accrues while you are in school. On a non-needbased unsubsidized loan, interest accrues while you are in school. Supplemental Financing There are a number of educational loan programs available to assist you in covering your expenses over and above any financial aid that may be awarded to you.
Federal Work-Study This program assists students in securing part-time employment on campus, or at an approved offcampus agency, to help pay for incidental expenses during the year.
Student Financial Services Contact Information 617.373.3190 617.373.8735 (fax) firstname.lastname@example.org northeastern.edu/financialaid NU Student Financial Services on Facebook
Office Hours in 354 Richards Hall 8:30 am–7:00 pm, Monday through Thursday 8:30 am–5:00 pm, Friday
Telephone Hours 8:30 am–5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Staying in Contact
How to use myNEU, important phone numbers, and useful websites
General Asian American Center
Latino/a Student Cultural Center
617.373.5845 (voice) 617.373.2009 (TTY) northeastern.edu/latino
Co-op Connections 617.373.7492 (voice) 617.373.8794 (fax) northeastern.edu/coopconnections
Disability Resource Center 617.373.2675 (voice) Contact DRC via Relay 711
Housing and Residential Life 617.373.2814 (voice) 800.240.7666 (toll-free) 617.373.8794 (fax) 617.373.4019 (TTY) northeastern.edu/housing
New Student Orientation 617.373.3868 (voice) 800.696.6516 (toll-free) northeastern.edu/orientation
Student Financial Services Financial Aid 617.373.3190 (voice) 617.373.8735 (fax) northeastern.edu/financialaid
International Student and Scholar Institute
Student Accounts (for billing and payment questions) 617.373.2270 (voice) 617.373.8222 (fax) northeastern.edu/financialaid/studentaccounts
University Health and Counseling Services
John D. Oâ€™Bryant African American Institute
617.373.2772 (voice) northeastern.edu/uhcs
General Studies Program
College of Arts, Media and Design
Dâ€™Amore-McKim School of Business 617.373.3270 northeastern.edu/damore-mckim
College of Computer and Information Science 617.373.2462 northeastern.edu/ccis
College of Engineering 617.373.2152 northeastern.edu/coe
BouvĂŠ College of Health Sciences 617.373.3320 northeastern.edu/bouve
College of Science 617.373.5085 northeastern.edu/cos
College of Social Sciences and Humanities 617.373.3980 northeastern.edu/cssh
University Honors Program 617.373.2333 (voice) 617.373.5300 (fax) northeastern.edu/honors
Program for Undeclared Students 617.373.3980 northeastern.edu/undeclared
University Scholars Program 617.373.7044 northeastern.edu/universityscholars
myNEU: Your primary source for information myNEU is the primary source of information for Northeastern students. Everything a Northeastern student needs is on myNEU—from class registration and grades access, to campus resources and access to your student account. Now, as an admitted student, you can experience this personalized resource. Through your myNEU portal, you can check out our social media, submit your deposit and housing application, RSVP for Welcome Days, and much more.
Get Started Now 1. Log on to myNEU.neu.edu. 2. Click on “How do I get a myNEU username and password?” 3. Read the computer and network policy, and accept the terms to continue. 4. To verify your identity, you will be asked to provide the following information: • The last four digits of your U.S. Social Security number or if you are not a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident, use the International Student ID number (900-number) assigned to you - found in your Admitted Student Portal Instructions in your Application Status Check.
• Y our five-digit (permanent address) ZIP code. If you do not have a U.S. ZIP code, use 02115. • Your last name as it appears on your admission letter. If inaccurate, email email@example.com before you create your account, and include the correct spelling of your last name. You will receive an emailed response within 48 hours and may use that information to create your myNEU account. • Your date of birth. 5. Choose a password. Remember this password, and do not share it with anyone. 6. Provide a challenge question and an answer to that question. 7. Enter your NU ID number as it appears on your acceptance letter. 8. Once the process is complete, please print the confirmation page for your records.
Questions? If you have any issues logging on, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject line “Admitted Portal Issue” and include the last four digits of your Social Security number, your ZIP code, and your full name as they appear on your admission letter. Also include a phone number. We will respond within three business days.
Destination Northeastern, Let the Journey Begin!
Congratulations on your admission to Northeastern University! You and your family are invited to admitted student events both on and off campus. Join us for opportunities designed specifically for you! Admitted Student Welcome Days Saturday, February 8 Sunday, February 9 Destination Northeastern In April, we will be hosting admitted student events around the world including: Seattle, Chicago and Fort Lauderdale to name a few! Check out the Admitted student website for dates and more locations to come. Information Sessions Daily information sessions for admitted students are offered Monday through Saturday at the Northeastern Visitorâ€™s Center. Visit the Admitted Student Website at
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The University Honors Program
An overview of the University Honors Program, including academic and housing options
Connected. Supported. Successful. The Honors Program establishes connections built on a set of shared values: interdisciplinary thinking, a willingness to accept challenges both inside and outside of the classroom, the use of a global lens, and the commitment to community. Through Honors Welcome Week, the First Year Inquiry Series, Advising Resources, and our Living Learning Community, students become connected to one another, supported on their academic and personal journey, and frame their own vision of becoming successful as they study and live with other Honors students. The Honors experience is characterized by outstanding faculty, innovative curriculum and engaged students. Each of these three components work together synergistically to produce a unique learning environment. Faculty-designed courses for Honors include the First Year Inquiry Series with its emphasis on meeting NU CORE requirements through a global lens and the upper-class Interdisciplinary Seminars series with its challenging topics and lively exchanges inspired by a graduate class model. Both offer faculty and students the chance to meet and work together in customized courses.
The University Honors Community The University Honors Program at Northeastern reaches beyond the classroom. In addition to demanding and challenging academic opportunities, you will be connected to an active community of thinkers committed to making a difference. The Honors Program opens doors to exciting cultural
Congratulations on your admission into Northeastern and the University Honors Program!
For more information about the University Honors Program, visit northeastern.edu/honors events, makes important contributions to the Boston community, and provides the opportunity to take a leadership role starting within Honors and moving forward beyond the university. Regular programs such as Pizza and Professors as well as the Honors Evening, which showcases Honors in the Discipline Projects, as well as experiential learning opportunities add depth and breadth to your undergraduate years.
The Honors e-Portfolio All first-year students are guided through the development of an e-Portfolio. This digital tool is a way to integrate your Honors experience across your years on campus, reflect on the different opportunities of classroom and experiential learning afforded by your time here at Northeastern, and represent yourself and your work in a meaningful way. The e-Portfolio will become the basis for tracing your educational arc tying together your earliest work in Honors, your work in your major, your upper-class capstone and your experiential and global experiences.
Living Learning Community All incoming Honors students are part of the Honors Living Learning Community (LLC) housed in International Village and linked to the Faculty-In-Residence initiative. The LLCâ€™s Faculty In Residence and staff help create connections to broader social, cultural, and community service opportunities on campus and beyond. All of these opportunities are grounded within the larger commitment to support and facilitate educational challenge and excellence.
Honors Program Advising The goal of Honors advising is to guide and support students in their years on campus, help students to become connected to resources and opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, and to be a consistent source of support during the undergraduate experience. Honors advisors connect with students to empower them to make the most of their time at Northeastern University. In the Honors Program, we
advise students in ways that will assist them in having a rich and well-rounded undergraduate experience. All first-year students meet with an Honors advisor in both the fall and spring to discuss their academic plan. Upperclass students meet with an Honors advisor to discuss academic and other issues including undergraduate research, leadership development, and global opportunities.
Upperclass Opportunities Upper-class students in the University Honors Program choose from a wide range of Honors Interdisciplinary Seminars as part of their advanced Honors work. They often participate in undergraduate research opportunities and complete their college requirements for Honors in the Discipline. They may also volunteer as Honors Ambassadors, Honors Teaching Assistants, and Honors Mentors. These and other Honors opportunities serve as a platform for the exciting and individualized experiences our students seek out as they advance through their undergraduate experience.
How to Enroll in The University Honors Program To complete your enrollment in the University Honors Program, you must submit the Honors Participation Agreement through your myNEU student portal. You will not be enrolled in the Honors Program until this form is received.
Frequently Asked Questions How do Honors courses differ from regular courses at Northeastern? Honors courses often feature smaller class sizes and indepth discussions of course content frequently linked to research activities. Our Honors First Year Inquiry Series offers specialized interdisciplinary courses that also fill Northeasternâ€™s core requirements.
How many Honors classes are students required to take? In order to receive Honors Distinction, students must take a total of six Honors courses, one of which must be an Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar, before graduating.
Are Honors students required to do a thesis or research project in order to graduate? The Honors in the Discipline Project is not a requirement, but it is highly encouraged. Each college has specific requirements for Honors in the Discipline, and students should consult with an Honors advisor or college Honors liaison for details. A student who completes a project successfully according to college requirements will receive Honors in their respective discipline upon graduating.
Where are Honors students placed for housing during their first year? First-year Honors students live in the Honors Living Learning Community in International Village.