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All prospective undergraduate students should visit Northeastern’s Undergraduate Admissions website for application requirements, procedural steps and policies. Visit site »
1) Online application form

2) Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended

3) Personal statement, detailing your interest in the program and goals

4) Non-refundable application fee of $75 to $100 (if required)

5) One to three letters of recommendation

6) Professional resumé

7) Official GMAT (preferred) or GRE scores (If required)
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.

Demonstrating Proficiency with an Admissions Interview

For graduate certificate applicants, if you 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.

Global Pathways Program

If your proficiency in the English language does not meet the minimum requirement, you may apply to the university’s Global Pathways program. This program will help you improve your English language skills and academic knowledge before enrolling in your program of choice.

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.

Additional Information

Be sure to check our FAQ for answers to a wide range of questions, including: What are the program codes used for submitting various test scores; What do re-applicants need to know; and more.

Admissions Policies

  • Each applicant may be considered for only one graduate business degree program per academic year.
  • All applications (including supporting documents) must be submitted online.
  • Each applicant is responsible for completing his/her own application and ensuring that the information and material submitted is truthful. Northeastern reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission made to any applicant whose work or any part of the application is found to be false or inauthentic.
  • Each submitted application (along with supporting materials) becomes the property of Northeastern University and is nonreturnable.
  • Because of the volume of applications, we are not able to provide feedback to candidates who are not offered admission.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to assume the costs of verifying and/or authenticating any documents associated with the application.
  • Each application is kept on file for one year after it is submitted. In working with re-applicants, the Admissions Committee may, at its discretion, use some materials from an application submitted up to one year earlier. After one year, a re-applicant must submit a new application and supporting documents.
  • 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.
  • If you have not completed an English language proficiency tests, 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.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Northeastern University is committed to providing equal opportunity to its students and employees, and to eliminating discrimination when it occurs. The University does not condone discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, religious creed, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status or disability status. Moreover, the University will not ignore any form of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment of any member of the Northeastern community. Nor will Northeastern condone any form of retaliatory activity against any person who brings a complaint of discrimination or harassment, or who cooperates in a complaint investigation.

Disability Services

Support services are available to students with disabilities through the Disability Resource Center. Inquiries can be made by calling 617.373.2675 (voice) or 617.373.2730 (TTY).