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Northeastern University Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to Northeastern University. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

What are the transfer requirements for Northeastern University?

Northeastern University requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of Some
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
Interview Not Required
Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

In addition to the above requirements, Northeastern University also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

Northeastern University requires a minimum of 12 credits.

What are Northeastern University’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down Northeastern University transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline -
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline -
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for Northeastern University transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to Northeastern University on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
Winter Transfer Deadline -
Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
Summer Transfer Deadline -

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is Northeastern University’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, Northeastern University received 3538 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 1101 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for Northeastern University is 31.12%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into Northeastern University...

Additionally, of the 1101 accepted transfer students, 451 students enrolled - that means the yield was 40.96%.

Northeastern University accepts 32 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the Northeastern University transfer GPA requirements?

Northeastern University does not require a minimum college GPA for transfer applicants. Note this may no longer be accurate and is based on survey data from 2019

Additional Transfer Info. for Northeastern University

Northeastern University has noted the additional policies: SAT Reasoning or ACT scores required of transfer applicants with less than one year of college..

Will you enjoy transferring to Northeastern University?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to Northeastern University. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to Boston...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at Northeastern University is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to Northeastern University then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into Northeastern University

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned.
Northeastern University accepts 31.12% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into Northeastern University, you should have a current GPA of at least - ideally you’re GPA will be around 0.0. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of Northeastern University students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 680 770 725
SAT Reading 650 740 695
2018 Total SAT Score 1330 1510 1420
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 29 - 29
ACT Reading 31 35 33
2018 Total ACT Score 60 35 47

Northeastern University’s average SAT score is 1420. To be a competitive applicant for Northeastern University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to Northeastern University, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to Boston University
Transfering to Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
Transfering to Harvard University
Transfering to New York University
Transfering to The University of Texas at Austin
Transfering to UC Berkeley
Transfering to UCLA
Transfering to University of Florida
Transfering to University of Southern California