*Published on June  28, 2021*

As Northeastern prepares for a fully in-person fall 2021 academic term with a return to on-ground and in-person instruction and normal campus activities, we also recognize the unique needs of some students who may be unable to return to in-person learning because of travel restrictions, co-ops, or other individual circumstances.

To accommodate those needs, Northeastern will continue to offer a limited number of remote courses for students who are unable to be in the classroom. Because courses are limited, students will need to apply to become remote students and take all of their classes remotely or online for the full academic term.

How to Request Remote Learner Status

Students will need to apply for remote learner status by completing the Remote Learning Request form. Undergraduates should complete the form by July 23, 2021 to accommodate university housing deadlines, and graduate students should complete the form by August 15, 2021.

Students should complete the form if they’re:

Students who are enrolled in a fully online program or who are domestic College of Professional Studies undergraduate and graduate students do not need to request remote learner status.

Students applying for remote learning status will attend only Hybrid NUflex courses remotely or online courses until December 31, 2021. There are limited course options available and most labs, studios and other hands-on courses will not be offered through Hybrid NUflex. Some programs may not allow remote learning due to accreditation requirements.

Important to Know Before Requesting Remote Learner Status

Requesting remote learner status may impact students’ financial aid and their progress toward a degree. We urge students to consult with their financial aid counselor and with their academic advisor before requesting remote learner status. International students who are present in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa should not request remote learner status or plan to attend Hybrid NUflex classes remotely.

Please see our Hybrid NUflex FAQs for more detailed information or talk with your academic advisor about your options.


David Madigan
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs