Accepted International Students (Studying On Campus)

To help you get started, review our Pre-Arrival Guide, and please follow the steps below:

1) Confirm Your Enrollment 
  • Log in to your application portal here
  • After logging in, click on “Your application decision is now available online” to get to the decision screen
  • On the decision screen click on “Report Your Enrollment Decision” to go to the Enrollment Confirmation screen

After Enrollment Confirmation Is Received:

  • Activate myNEU
  • If you haven’t done so already, submit your official transcripts
  • Wait 72 hours after activating myNEU to access myOGS, where you will submit your e-form. Click here for detailed instructions 
  • Complete eForm in myOGS in order to submit your I20 request by the  appropriate deadline
  • Familiarize yourself with the program’s curriculum so you are ready to get registered once registration opens. If you have questions, ask the  graduate  or  undergraduate  Learner Services Team
2) Create Your myNEU Account

On myNEU you can:

  • Register for courses and add/drop courses in real time
  • Confirm your transactions and final schedule instantly
  • Confirm course registration
  • Find room assignments
  • View billing information
  • View grades and transcripts
  • Access NU Online

Upon your acceptance, it will take two business days before you can access your myNEU account. After two business days, visit myNEU and click on “How do I get a myNEU username and password?” to activate your account.

3) Complete the Process for your Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) 

Please read through and follow the instructions on our Visa Information page here to submit a request for an I-20.

4) Review the SEVIS Guidelines

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) tracks and monitors non-immigrant students and exchange visitors during their stay in the United States. In order to remain in good standing with your visa, you must comply with all SEVIS regulations.

  • As an undergraduate student you must take a minimum of 12 semester hours (SH) of credit per semester to stay in compliance with SEVIS regulations
  • As a graduate student you must take a minimum of 8 quarter hours of credit per quarter to stay in compliance with SEVIS regulations

Please refer to OGS for a complete guide to full-time course registration

5) Register for Your Courses

After creating and accessing your myNEU account, you will be able to register for classes. Curriculum for each program is listed in the academic programs section of the website. The curriculum outlines the courses required to complete your program. To find your program’s curriculum:

  • Find your program
  • Select the curriculum tab 

*Attention fast-track students! Your program manager will register you for all classes, you do not need to complete the registration process outlined above.

6) Participate in New Student Orientation

There are two ways you can participate in a New Student Orientation to help you get acclimated to the College of Professional Studies and Northeastern University. Information about both can be found on the CPS Orientation website.

  • The Online Orientation: All students can benefit from exploring the information presented in the Online Orientation, as it provides details regarding academic support resources, basics of online learning, and matters such as financial aid, Co-op, and course registration. This should be something you review before you begin your degree program.
  • The On-Campus Orientation. The Office of Academic Advising offers students a New Student Orientation session on campus, as well. Sessions are held three times per year before the fall, winter, and spring quarters for graduate students, and twice a year before the fall and spring semesters for undergraduate students. 

As part of the On-Campus Orientation, international students have a mandatory session which covers SEVIS requirements, immigration clearance, and other important information for you as an international student.

7) Order Your Books

Please refer to the Northeastern University Bookstore. You will need to provide the course department, course number, and section number to determine which textbooks you need for each class. To contact the bookstore directly, please call (617) 373-2286.

8) Get Your Husky Card 

The Husky photo ID is required to gain access to all parking areas, Snell Library, computer labs, and other campus locations. You may deposit money into a Husky account to use as a debit card in the Curry Center Food Court, bookstore, as well as a number of on- and off-campus locations. Please go to 4 Speare Commons to get your Husky ID. Alternatively, you can obtain your Husky ID online  here .

9) Log in to NU Online

To access your online, hybrid, blended, and on-campus courses on Northeastern University Online, please log into your myNEU account and select the Northeastern University Online link. To log in to NU Online you will use your myNEU username and password.

We have put together some helpful tips on online learning.

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Cooperative Education and Experiential Learning

Our Experiential Learning program offers great opportunities for students to apply in-class learning to real-world work environments, explore career interests, and network with potential employers through full-time co-ops and part-time internships.

Transfer Credit (Undergraduate Only)

Transfer credit is reviewed and processed once all official transcripts and/or college-level proficiency examinations are received from each prior institution. It takes approximately 2-3 weeks for an award to be processed. All transfer credit awards will be submitted to students via email. You are encouraged to register for courses while you are waiting for your transfer credit award and degree audit.

  • The transfer credit award will state which credits have been accepted and the equivalent courses
  • The transfer credit award will be followed by a degree audit
  • The degree audit will show you how your transfer credits fit into your program and which courses you have to complete

For information on graduate transfer credit visit our graduate transfer credit page .

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