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Graduate FAQs

Prospective Students, Applicants, & Newly Admitted Students

  • You can find frequently-asked questions and answers concerning Graduate Engineering admissions at our Support Center.

Student Services

  1. I need proof that I am enrolled at Northeastern. What do I do?
  2. What do I do if I receive an error message when I click on the Apply to Graduate link on myNEU?
  3. I have been appointed as a Stipended Research Assistant or Teaching Assistant. How do I get paid?
  4. I have been appointed as a Stipended Research Assistant or Teaching Assistant. When can I expect to see my tuition credited to my student account?
  5. I can’t register for a course using the online registration system. What do I do?
  6. Is there a charge for the ENCP 6000 Introduction to Coop course?

Job Opportunities

  1. What are the on-campus job opportunities?
  2. Are international students allowed to work off-campus while studying?
  3. Are industry internships available during the summer?
  4. What are the job prospects after graduation?

Student Services

  1. I need proof that I am enrolled at Northeastern. What do I do?
    Students needing verification of enrollment on Northeastern University letterhead may obtain this in person at the Registrar’s Office.
  2. What do I do if I receive an error message when I click on the Apply to Graduate link on myNEU?
    This is most likely because your expected graduation date is not listed for the current year you are applying in or you are applying after the deadline. Please contact the Graduate School of Engineering to update your Expected Graduation Date.
  3. I have been appointed as a Stipended Research Assistant or Teaching Assistant. How do I get paid?
    Step 1: If you are an international student and you do not have a Social Security Number, the Graduate School of Engineering will produce an “Engagement Form” for you. This form is provided to the Office of Global Services (OGS)on campus so that they can process a Social Security Number for you. If you are a newly-admitted student, the “Engagement Form” will have been provided to the Office of Global Services for your arrival check-in. Otherwise, please request the Engagement Form from the Graduate School of Engineering.

    Step 2: All students: Visit the Student Employment Office at 101 Curry Student Center and complete a Direct Deposit Authorization Form and a Form W-4 for tax purposes.

    Step 3: All students: Your stipend will be paid directly into your bank account on the 15th and the 30th or 31st of each month during which you hold your assistantship. If your Direct Deposit has not yet been set up, you will collect your paper paycheck at the Human Resources office at 716 Columbus Avenue.
  4. I have been appointed as a Stipended Research Assistant or Teaching Assistant. When can I expect to see my tuition credited to my student account?
    ​While your tuition waiver will usually be credited to your student account within the first 5 weeks of the semester, it can sometimes take up to 8 weeks. If you are concerned about your tuition waiver, please contact the Student Financial Services office in 354 Richards Hall, 617-373-2270, studentaccounts@neu.edu . If you register for a course late (after the course add deadline), you will need to notify Student Financial Services of the late registration so that your account can be reviewed for a tuition waiver.
  5. I can’t register for a course using the online registration system. What do I do?
    You should try using the " Course Override Request Form ."
  6. Is there a charge for the ENCP 6000 Introduction to Coop course?
    The ENCP 6000 – Introduction to Coop course is a one-credit course that is billed at one semester hour. Students who began their studies at the Graduate School of Engineering prior to Fall 2012 will have the charge waived.

Job Opportunities

  1. What are the on-campus job opportunities?
    Once you are registered as a student at Northeastern, you can access hourly on-campus job postings through Northeastern’s Student Employment web site. The Student Employment office manages all student employment on campus. The Student Employment web service is available to help students and employers in the job posting and hiring process. Students must log into the Student Employment web service through the Self-Service tab on myNEU in order to apply for a job.
  2. Are international students allowed to work off-campus while studying?
    F-1 students can work off-campus in their area of study only as part of an approved graduate co-op . It is possible for students to go a co-op after one semester as long as their GPA is at least 3.200 and they meet the other program requirements. More information on the legalities regarding Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for international students can be found here
  3. Are industry internships available during the summer?
    Industry internships at Northeastern University are part of the co-operative plan of education . Co-ops are usually 6 or 8 months in duration. This program does not as a rule support summer internships or co-ops of 4 months or less, as they are regarded as being too short for a true educational experience. Students are not restricted to the Boston area for co-op, and may go on co-ops elsewhere in the U.S.
  4. What are the job prospects after graduation?
    The Career Development office at Northeastern holds career fairs in both Fall and Spring semesters. Many companies also carry out on-campus recruitment. Students nearing graduation use HuskyCareerLink to learn about job opportunities.