How to Apply
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All prospective undergraduate students should visit Northeastern’s Undergraduate Admissions website for application requirements, procedural steps and policies.
- Online application form
- Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended
- Personal statement, detailing your interest in the program and goals
- Non-refundable application fee of $75 to $100 (if required)
- One to three letters of recommendation
- Professional resumé
- Optional GMAT or GRE scores: For the 2021-22 and 2022-2023 academic years, Northeastern University is test-optional and does not require applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores to be considered for admission. For more information, review our admissions policies.
- If applying to the LLM/MBA or JDA/MBA programs, you’ll need to independently apply and gain admission to the School of Law and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. You must be admitted to the School of Law before being admitted to the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
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 unless you completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at an accredited institution where English is the language of instruction, or you have worked full-time for two years in the United States or other native English-speaking environment.
Demonstrating Proficiency with Test Scores
We accept the following English language proficiency test scores: TOEFL iBT®, IELTS, Duolingo and PTE Academic. Enter your scores and upload a scanned copy of your results as a document in your online application. Tests results 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 a test score. Virtual interviews are typically 30 minutes long 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.
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.
Visit our FAQ page for answers to a wide range of questions about optional GMAT or GRE testing, program codes for test score submissions, second-time applications, and more.
- 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 their 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 unless you completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at an accredited institution where English is the language of instruction, or you have worked full-time for two years in the United States 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.
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).