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New Student Checklist

The information in the links below will help new graduate students prepare for their studies at Northeastern and answer questions related to topics such as billing, housing, and required forms.

Academic Advising and Registration
Students unsure of the course(s) in which to enroll should contact their advisor within the department.

Academic Calendar
Students should check the Registrar’s Office Website for important dates.

Address Changes
Students with address changes should update it through the myNortheastern portal and notify their department, and the Graduate Office.

Students will receive an e-bill shortly after registering for classes. Students with assistantships should pay the balance of what is not covered by the award. Contact Student Financial Services at 617.373.5899 with any billing questions.

University Health and Counseling Services
Massachusetts state law requires all students to submit a health report form to the University before beginning their studies.

Please download the form from the University Health and Counseling Services’ (UHCS) website. The form must be returned no later than 30 days prior to the start of classes to the UHCS. Health services will block all students from registering for their second semester if no health form is on file. Any questions concerning the form should be directed to University Health and Counseling Services at:

University Health and Counseling Services
135 Forsyth Building
Phone: 617.373.2772
Fax: 617.373.2601

Graduate students are automatically charged for the health plan. Students with comparable Massachusetts required insurance must waive the NUSHP by the deadline established by Student Accounts. Please contact Student Accounts with any questions.

Financial Aid
U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens who will be enrolling in degree programs are eligible to apply for federally sponsored financial aid administered by Northeastern University.

Graduate Student Financial Services
354 Richards Hall
Phone: 617.373.5899
Fax: 617.373.8735

Housing (on-campus and off-campus)
On-campus graduate housing is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Northeastern University Housing and Residential Life
4 Speare Commons
Phone: 617.373.2814
Fax: 617.373.8794

Off-campus Housing Online and Off-Campus Student Services provide resources to students who live off-campus or who are looking for off-campus housing.
Off-Campus Student Services
226 Curry Student Center
Phone: 617.373.8480

Husky Card and Email Accounts
Students may obtain a Husky Card at 4 Speare Commons, after registration.

Students can apply for an email account through myNortheastern. InfoCommons can ssist with any problems at: 184 Snell Library, 617.373.4357 or help@northeastern.edu

Parking Permits
Student Financial Services in 354 Richards Hall issues parking permits for Northeastern students who wish to commute by car. To obtain a parking decal, students must complete the online parking permit application.

Direct Deposit Form
All students are now required to sign up for direct deposit. Please note that if you are a Stipended Graduate Assistant (SGA: Teaching or Research) your first stipend may be in a form of a paper check. Bring your Northeastern student identification card to 250 Columbus Place to pick up your check.