Q. How do I know which courses I should select?
A. Location-specific curriculum course maps and a course description guide will be available on the N.U.in Program website in the coming weeks to help guide your selection. If you are still not sure which class(es) to select after reviewing these documents, you should go ahead and pick the courses that you feel best align with your academic needs and interests. Remember that you will have the chance to consult with your Northeastern University academic advising office to finalize your course selections before your program launches.
Q. Why are some or most of my classes already selected for me?
A. Many first-year programs of study have a fairly prescribed curriculum. The N.U.in Program works closely with the colleges and academic departments at Northeastern to ensure that first year requirements can be met. The classes you see that have been pre-selected for you are based on academic requirements for your major.
Q. What do I do if I have AP, IB, or other advanced or transfer credit for any courses I was pre-selected into?
A. Don’t worry! It is not uncommon for students to come in with advanced credits and pass out of certain academic program requirements. You should review your curriculum course map on our website to start thinking about alternative courses that you will need or want in lieu of those that you placed out of. You do not need to email your home college advising office now. Your home college advising office will be contacting you soon! You will discuss course alternatives and finalize these selections with your home college advising office this summer (mid-June through July).
Q. Once I choose my courses in the system, are my selections final?
A. No. You will have the opportunity to work with your home college academic advising office to make adjustments to your course selections over the summer (mid-June through July). You will be able to discuss your classes with an academic advisor, and any necessary adjustments will be made at that time.
Q. What is NUpath? How do I know which ones to pick in my N.U.in fall semester?
A. Here is more information on the NU Core Curriculum. You should choose an elective course that carries any NUPath attributes that are not otherwise fulfilled by major course requirements in their major. You will speak with your home college advising office this summer to provide guidance on your fall N.U.in courses.
Q. Will I be able to make any changes to my course selections and schedule once I arrive to my N.U.in Program location?
A. Yes. Course changes during your host institution’s add/drop period are possible. Students can make changes to their schedules during their host institutions add/drop period, which typically runs the first week of class. However, while students can request a change, they are strongly discouraged from doing so. Your courses were carefully reviewed and confirmed with your NU academic advising office over the summer. Any changes once you arrive on site may impact your academic progress. Please also keep in mind that requests are not guaranteed. Factors such as capacity, timetabling, and add/drop deadlines may not allow for a change to be made.
Q. What’s my schedule going to be? When do I get my schedule? What time will my classes be?
A. Your final schedule will be shared by the N.U.in Program partner institutions during on-site orientation. Dates, times, locations of classes, etc. will be shared by your N.U.in program institution once you arrive for the fall semester.
Q. When will I get to select my Spring 2024 courses?
A. There will be an Academic Advising Week for all N.U.in students this Fall. This typically takes place in late October, through the middle of November. You will again have the opportunity to work with your home college advising office to work through the course registration process for spring. Additionally, many NU academic advising offices will be sending representatives to the N.U.in program locations this fall to meet with their students to discuss their academic plans for the spring semester. Finally, there will also be a spring orientation in January where you may have another chance to review your courses with your home college advising office and confirm your classes.
Q. When will I receive my final transcript from my fall N.U.in semester?
A. You may request an e-version of your transcript from your fall N.U.in semester during the Spring 2024 semester. For an official sealed copy, students can contact the partner host institution directly. As a reminder, you must earn the equivalent of a D- grade or better in order for your coursework and credits to transfer to your Northeastern undergraduate record.