FAQ

Applying to college and graduate school is a complicated decision, and we want to make the process as smooth as possible. Below you’ll find answers to commonly asked questions our admissions officers field. Do not hesitate to contact us with additional questions, should you have any.

You will use different application systems for different programs. Please visit Start Your Application to find the right one.
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TOEFL iBT (all programs): 3671 (program code); 02 (department code)

PTE (all programs): W9H-K8-65

Full-time MBA: GMAT, 276-C0-88; GRE, 8332

JD/MBA: GMAT, 276-C0-88; GRE, 8334

LLM/MBA: GMAT, 276-C0-07; GRE, 8339

Executive MBA: GMAT, 276-C0-81; GRE, 8337

MS in Accounting: GMAT, 276-QH-99; GRE, 6924

MS in Accounting/MBA: GMAT, 276-QH-86; GRE, 7489

MS in Business Analytics: GMAT, 276-C0-51; GRE, 7508

MS in Finance/MBA (full-time or part-time): GMAT, 276-C0-26; GRE, 8333

MS in Finance (full-time or part-time): GMAT, 276-C0-53; GRE, 7920

MS in Innovation: GMAT, 276-C0-86; GRE, 7490

MS in International Business (full-time or part-time): GMAT, 276-C0-84; GRE, 8338

MS in Taxation: GMAT, 276-QH-18; GRE, 6925

MS in Technological Entrepreneurship (full-time or part-time): GMAT, 276-C0-14; GRE, 3857

Part-time MBA: GMAT, 276-C0-92; GRE, 8335
Yes. English proficiency, both written and verbal, is necessary for success in D’Amore-McKim classrooms. If you are not a native English speaker, we require a standardized test of English language proficiency. Exceptions are granted to those who completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at an accredited institution where English is the language of instruction, as well as to those who have worked full-time in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, or other native English-speaking environment.

Demonstrating Proficiency with Test Scores

We accept the following English language proficiency test scores: TOEFL iBT®, IELTS, and PTE Academic . Enter your scores and upload a scanned copy of your results as a document in your online application. Results from these tests are valid for two years.

We do not accept TOEFL’s MyBest™ scores.

Demonstrating Proficiency with an Admissions Interview

If you are applying to a Graduate Certificate program, and have not completed an English language proficiency test, feel that your scores are not an accurate representation of your abilities, or simply prefer an interview, you may request an intake interview in lieu of providing test scores. Interviews are typically 30 minutes long, may be completed remotely or in-person, and are arranged at the time of application review.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the standard application requirements, we also require a passport and English translations of academic transcripts.

If you are neither a citizen nor a permanent resident of the United States, you must submit a scanned copy of your passport into the Supplemental Section of your online application.

Any scanned academic transcripts that you submit through our application must include an English translation. Include all postsecondary educational institutions you have attended—as well as any technical or professional schools—and your diploma or degree earned. Do not include transcripts from your secondary school or high school.
Yes. If you have applied for a graduate business program within the last year, you must submit the following to re-apply:

1) A completed Admission Application. Please note, when you complete your application, select the check-box to indicate that you are re-applying to the program.

2) An application fee of $100 USD ($50 for graduate certificate programs) is required. A check or money order (United States currency) made payable to Northeastern University. This is a non-refundable application fee. Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank. Money orders must be U.S. currency. No foreign checks or money orders will be accepted. When you apply online, you may also pay by credit card.

3) Be sure to include an updated résumé.

4) Also include a new essay which briefly describes why you are re-applying to the program; notes any changes that have occurred since you last applied; and highlights new qualifications that the Admissions Committee should be aware of as they evaluate your application.

5) Be sure to include any new official transcript(s), official GMAT, GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic test scores that you have received since the last time you applied to the program. (For MBA applicants, please note that while you may submit the GRE, the GMAT is preferred by admissions officers.)
For the most part, you will upload documents into your online application; however, should you need to mail credentials for graduate business programs please use these addresses:

Graduate Accounting Programs

Admissions Office
Graduate School of Professional Accounting
Northeastern University
412 Dodge Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000

All Other Graduate Business Programs

Graduate Business Admissions Office
D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Northeastern University
350 Dodge Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000

Please note that you may submit your application at any time. We will create an admissions file for you and will add supporting materials, such as your official test scores or letters of recommendation, as we receive them.

Additional Questions? We Can Help.

Evelyn J. Tate

Assistant Dean, Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

Linda Harding

Associate Director, Graduate Recruitment and Admissions

Lizbeth Jones

Assistant Director, Graduate School of Professional Accounting

Alexandra Munroe

Associate Director, Graduate Admissions

Dena Snyder

Admissions Manager, Graduate Programs

Carolyn Boviard

Director, Specialty MBA Programs

Matthew Foster

Director, Online MBA Programs

Christina Jaracz

Executive Director, Corporate Learning Practice

Cassie Dennison

Recruiting Specialist, Graduate School of Professional Accounting