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To apply for one of our Summer 2024 programs, please click the Apply Now button below.

How to Apply

We are looking for talented, highly motivated students who are passionate about the subject area and who are ready for a rigorous program. We mimic the Northeastern undergraduate application review process by performing a holistic review—reviewing all areas of the application equally (academic, extracurricular, etc.). Application requirements include: 

  • Application: Online Application 
  • Transcript: An unofficial high school transcript or report cards 
  • Personal statement: a short statement (maximum of 250 words) describing your passion for the subject matter, your motivation for enrolling in the program, and what you hope to gain from the experience 
  • Reference/Recommendation: Within the application, there is an option for students to submit the name and contact information of a teacher or counselor as a reference, this is not required.  

*Students should be rising juniors or seniors in high school between the ages of 16-18 by the start of any residential program.

Important Dates & Deadlines  

Priority Deadline

  • Applications Open – Early December
  • Priority Application Deadline – January 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET
    • Receive a $500 tuition discount stackable with financial aid
  • Priority Application Decision Release Via Email – By February 1
  • Priority Application Deposit Deadline* – February 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Final Tuition Deadline (Full tuition payment due) – May 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Regular Deadline

  • Applications Open – Early December
  • Regular Application Deadline – February 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Regular Application Decision Release Via Email – By March 15
  • Regular Application Deposit Deadline* – April 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Final Tuition Deadline (Full tuition payment due) – May 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Late Deadline

  • Applications Open – Early December
  • Late Application Deadline – March 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Late Application Decision Release Via Email – By April 1
  • Late Application Deposit Deadline* – April 15 at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Final Tuition Deadline (Full tuition payment due) – May 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET

PLEASE NOTE:

  • A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total tuition due (after financial aid/discounts) will be required to secure a space in the program for admitted students. All deadlines are set to Eastern Time (ET).
  • *Deposits are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as capacity allows. As programs typically fill prior to the deposit deadline, we recommend depositing early.
  • Families experiencing any financial concerns regarding deposits are encouraged to reach out to precollegeprograms@northeastern.edu
  • In the event of extremely high interest, a Pre-College program may become closed for applications after the priority application deadline. For students interested in a specific Pre-College program, we recommend applying by the priority deadline noted above.

Visit our Tuition & Financial Aid page for detailed information on program tuition, scholarships, and discounts.

More Information

Visit our Boston or Oakland campus programs page for detailed program information and dates for our Summer 2024 programs. To keep up to date with the latest program announcements, complete inquiry form