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Foundation Year

How To Apply

Admission decisions will be sent to students on April 15. 

Next step for students who applied and attended Interview Day: If you want to be considered for financial aid, log on to your Application Status Check and submit your Social Security Number. 

Application Deadline was March 1.  The application is closed.

To be considered for Foundation Year, students must be:

  1. High school graduates and students holding GED completion certificates who live in Boston
  2. Motivated and willing to work hard to achieve their goals and earn a college degree
  3. Willing to commit to a full-time experience

To Apply:

  1. Submit your Foundation Year application online
  2. Attend the mandatory Interview Day
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online

Phone Number: 617.373.5549
Email: foundationyear@neu.edu

In addition to the above requirements, admissions will also conduct a comprehensive review of each applicant’s motivation and commitment to earning a college degree.

For Foundation Year candidates, there are no SATs required and there are no application fees.

Applying to Northeastern University and applying to Foundation Year are separate processes. For information about applying to Northeastern University, visit the Northeastern University Admissions website. Visit Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies for information about applying to their programs.

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