New Domestic Student Checklist

To get you started out right as a student at Northeastern, make sure you read and familiarize yourself with this thorough checklist.

After You've Been Admitted

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

Your myNortheastern account is your student electronic portal to access your student email account, register for and/or drop courses, confirm course registration, find classroom assignments, access online classes, view billing information, check your financial aid application status, apply for a parking permit, view your grades and academic history, and apply to graduate.

To Activate Your myNortheastern Account

  1. Go to and click on Request Access
  2. Follow the instructions under the student section to activate your account

If you have trouble accessing your myNortheastern account, please contact the Services Desk at 1-617-373-4357 (HELP), at, or at the InfoCommons located inside Snell Library on the main Boston campus.

Once you’ve confirmed your admission, you may want to reach out to Learner Services for assistance choosing and getting registered for classes, speaking with career or academic support services, or helping you solve any questions you may have as you navigate the process of becoming a new student. We want your transition to Northeastern to be as smooth as possible.

Learner Services will direct you to the people who can best answer your questions. And they are available to help throughout your entire journey as a student at Northeastern, not just at the beginning.

Contact Learner Services:

Phone: 1-833-NU-LEARN (1-833-685-3276)

Financial Aid

Even if you don’t think you would qualify, everyone is encouraged to apply for financial aid. Many factors are considered, including financial need, academic promise, and filing deadlines, when determining financial awards. Our goal is to meet as much of a student’s financial need as available funds will allow. The only way to know if you are eligible for grants, loans, and scholarships, is to apply. CPS students must complete and file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at least three weeks prior to the start of the term.

Financial aid is awarded throughout the academic year once all application materials are submitted.

Paying your tuition bill

Paying your tuition is managed online through your myNortheastern account. The first e-bill is posted one to two weeks prior to the start of the term. Second-session courses are billed one to two weeks prior to the start of the second-half session. Payments can be made online via NUPAY on myNortheastern.

For information on funding options, including a monthly payment plan that allows you to divide your education costs into manageable, convenient monthly installments, contact the Office of Student Financial Services. Student Accounts (for inquiries about billing, payments, and third-party funding) are located at 354 Richards Hall. Phone: 1-617-373-2270. Fax: 1.617.373.8222. Email: studentaccounts@northeastern.eduStudent Finance website


Submitting transcripts from previous colleges and degree programs is an essential part of your application process.

Undergraduate: Students applying for undergraduate programs should submit official high school or GED transcripts, transcripts from each institution attended, and an associate degree transcript stating conferral and date. Learn more about transferring credit.

Graduate: Students applying for graduate programs should submit undergraduate and/or master’s degree documentation. Learn more about transferring credit.

All students are responsible for regularly checking their Northeastern email accounts (HuskyMail). Official university correspondence is sent to HuskyMail accounts only.

Students can forward their HuskyMail to a secondary email account (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.). Here’s how:

  1. Login to your HuskyMail account through myNortheastern
  2. Click “Settings” in the upper right corner
  3. Go to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab
  4. Select Forward a copy of incoming mail to
  5. Enter your desired email address to receive your forwarded HuskyMail
  6. Select the action that you would like messages to take after being forwarded

The curriculum for your particular academic program can be found by checking your degree audit. A degree audit itemizes academic course requirements that you need to fulfill to complete your certificate or degree. It shows courses you have taken and those you still need to take.

Undergraduate students should reference their manual degree audit from their Career and Academic Coach. To request a manual audit, complete and submit the Request for Degree Audit form, allowing 2-4 weeks for completion.

Graduate students have access to their degree audit online via myNortheastern

To discuss your curriculum and academic program further, please contact your designated Career and Academic Coach.

Follow these simple steps to get signed up for your first courses.

  1. Log into your myNortheastern account
  2. Click on the Self-Service tab
  3. Click on Course Registration
  4. Click on Add/Drop Courses
  5. Select the correct CPS Term (for example, Fall 2016 CPS Quarter or Fall 2016 CPS Semester)
  6. Add the CRN (five-digit code; available on online course descriptions) of each course you want into the boxes on the Add Classes Worksheet
  7. Click Submit Changes


Contact Learner Services for help with registration.

By phone: 833-NU-LEARN (833-685-3276)

By email:

Watch the online course demo for how to get set up to start learning online—and to make sure you have the the most up-to-date technology.

Technical Requirements

  • PC (Vista/7/8) or Mac (10.6+)
  • Many classes require a microphone and webcam
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Firefox (final release channel) recommended
  • Internet Explorer 11+ and Safari 6+ are also supported
  • Chrome (stable channel) is compatible with most functionality

What you need to know

  • E-mail
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Uploading, downloading, & attaching files
  • Navigating the Web

You will want to contact and make an appointment with your Career and Academic Coach as soon as possible. They can help you map your journey here and achieve your academic and professional goals. Find your Career and Academic Coach here.

After You've Registered

All students are expected to have textbooks and required readings by the first day of class. You may search for course textbook requirements in the course syllabus or on the Northeastern University Bookstore website. The Northeastern University Bookstore is located in 4 Ell Hall on the main Boston campus.

Access the Registrar’s Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines, e.g., registration and holidays.

All new students are expected to attend the on-ground orientation. The purpose of New Student Orientation is to provide information and tools for each student’s success from the point of program entry to degree completion. If you cannot attend the on-ground orientation, please be sure to review thoroughly all components of this New Admitted Student Site as well as the Student Reference Guide.

Online Orientation:
New Student Online Orientation is similar to an online course in that it is accessed via Northeastern University Online and can be completed at your own pace. It is expected that you complete the Online Orientation prior to beginning your first course(s). It should take roughly one to two hours to complete.

  1. Log into your myNortheastern account and click on the Services and Links tab
  2. Click on Northeastern University Online Blackboard, then on CPS Online Orientation


On-ground Orientation:
New students taking courses on-ground receive an invitation to the on-ground orientation. This is a chance to familiarize yourself with the campus; get your Husky ID; learn about the various resources that are available to you; meet various college and university representatives, including your Career and Academic Coach; and ensure you have all the information you need to make a smooth and successful transition into CPS.

Husky Cards allow access to a wide range of campus events and facilities including the library, computer labs, and the Marino Recreation Center.

There are two methods to obtain a Husky Card:

From your HuskyMail account, email your NU ID number and mailing address to This address must match the mailing address that is listed in myNortheastern. You can then upload a photo through myNortheastern, which will be reviewed by the Husky Card Services Office for approval. Once approved, you will receive an email confirmation.

Please allow one to two weeks to receive your Husky Card by postal mail. Note that your NU ID number is not on the series of numbers listed on the front of your Husky Card. To find your NU ID, login to your myNortheastern account and click on the Self-Service tab. Your NU ID number will be located at the top of the left-hand column.

Bring a photo ID (state license or passport) to the Husky Card Office in 4 Speare Commons.

Your First Weeks of Class

All students are required every academic term and session (first and/or second half of a term) to verify their intent to enroll through their myNortheastern accounts during the first week of class. This verification process is called “I Am Here.” Students who fail to complete this process will be automatically dropped from their class(es).

Prior to your first course:

The link for “I Am Here” becomes available to students on the first day of the academic term (for those enrolled in full-term and first-half classes) and on the first day of the second-half session (for those enrolled in second-half classes).

Completing I Am Here:

  1. Log into your myNortheastern account and click on the link to open the pop-up window
  2. Follow through the series of screens where you can confirm that you will be attending classes during that particular term
  3. This is also your opportunity to make schedule adjustments. Please ensure you complete the “I Am Here” process and do not log out of the system early. If you do not receive a pop-up message confirming completion of the process, then you have not reached the end of the procedure, and must start again. Please print or save a copy of the confirmation page for your records.


For problems with the “I Am Here” process, contact If you add a course to your enrollment after the first day of class, and you have already completed the “I Am Here” process, you will not be required to do so again. Your act of registering for the course after the term starts will serve as confirmation of your intent to enroll in this course. Should you change your mind about enrolling in this added course, you will need to drop it yourself. Please always be mindful of registration deadlines.

Meeting with your Career and Academic coach is an important step in pursuing your long term academic and personal goals. Find a time to meet with your Coach and discuss with them items such as your program curriculum, academic support services, and tips for successful students.

Each student enrolled in a certificate or degree program has a designated Career and Academic Coach. To find your Coach’s contact information, log into your myNortheastern account; or visit the Career and Academic Coach directory.