Congratulations on your acceptance to Northeastern University—and welcome to CCIS graduate school. The information below will help you prepare for your academic experience, as well as life on campus and in the bustling city of Boston. If you have any questions, please email the CCIS Administrative Office or call us at 617-373-6840.
myNEU is your portal for all things Northeastern. From your account, you can access your email, view and pay your bill, register for courses, and much more.
To get started, click “How do I get a myNEU username and password?” and follow the instructions. A few tips for creating your account:
- You will be asked for your SSN. If you didn’t include your SSN on your application, or if you are an international student and don’t have one, you have been assigned a PKID (or an international ID), which you can find in your enrollment deposit confirmation email.
- If your permanent address zip code is not five digits, the system may not recognize it. Instead, please enter 02115.
- The myNEU HelpDesk can assist you with trouble activating your account. Please email email@example.com or submit a trouble ticket after the failed registration attempt.
You will need to set up a CCIS account in addition to your myNEU account. Your CCIS account provides access to computing resources that is required for CCIS courses.
If you have any questions about this process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, we will not be able to confirm your account until after the semester begins. If you are unsure if you successfully created your account, please wait until after the start of the semester to reach out to the systems group.
The Office of the Registrar keeps an updated and searchable course catalog. Please note which campus each course is offered. Some courses are only available on specific campuses, and it’s important to select the appropriate campus when registering.
You can also find the open registration date and an academic calendar at the Office of the Registrar. Please pay close attention when registration opens for new students, as well as the deadline to complete registration. Adding or dropping courses after the registration dates listed on the registrar’s website may incur fees.
How to register
You can register for courses on myNEU. The portal allows you to add and drop courses, confirm course registration, find room assignments, and obtain final exam schedules. The system works in real-time, so your course add/drop will be processed immediately.
Visit myNEU, log in with your username and password (or click “How do I get a myNEU username and password?” if you have never used the system before). Click on “Self- Service,” then “Course Registration,” and follow the on-screen prompts.
As the new semester approaches, details for your program’s orientation session will be posted below. Program orientation is MANDATORY. It will give you an opportunity to meet some of the people available to you during your time at CCIS, as well as fellow students. Academic policies, course registration, co-op, and more will be outlined during the session, and you will have a chance to ask questions about graduate student life.
Fall 2017 Orientation Dates
ALIGN New Student Orientation
Tuesday, September 5
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 5
MSCS New Student Orientation Session #2
Tuesday, September 5
Behrakis Health Sciences Center 010
Monday, September 4
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
PhD New Student Orientation
Tuesday, September 5
MSIA New Student Orientation
Tuesday, September 5
Health Data Analytics New Student Orientation
Wednesday, September 6
OGS orientation (for international students)
New international students will need to complete the Mandatory International Student Online Check-In Process to complete your visa clearance.
The Office of Global Services (OGS) will send an email before the start of the semester with instructions on how to complete the orientation. In addition, OGS will hold information sessions and other events during the week leading up to, and the week of, the beginning of classes. OGS is located in 405 Ell Hall. For more information, please email email@example.com or call ISSI at 617-373-2310.
Are you considering taking an online course for your graduate studies? Online courses are very convenient, and many people are surprised that they need to approach the course a little differently than on-campus classes.
New students taking at least one course on campus need to have a student ID, also known as a Husky Card. Once you have registered for a course, bring a photo ID to a Husky Card pick-up location. If you have any questions about getting your student ID, please contact Husky Card Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-373-8740. Please note, students taking courses exclusively online do not need a Husky Card.
Health insurance requirements
Massachusetts law requires all full-time domestic students on the Boston campus, and every international student, to be enrolled in a health insurance plan for coverage of unanticipated medical costs.
All graduate students are automatically enrolled in the Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP), an affordable option that allows graduate students without coverage to obtain care at the University Health and Counseling Center. For more information, please email email@example.com or call the University Healthcare Services insurance coordinator at 617- 373-8007.
Graduate students may waive NUSHP by showing proof of comparable coverage. Students who waive coverage may pay an annual fee for their unlimited primary care at UHCC. Please read the for more information.
All full-time or international graduate students taking courses on campus must submit a Health Report Form prior to enrolling at Northeastern University. This form needs to be returned to University Health and Counseling Services—not the graduate office. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who are taking courses exclusively online do not need to fulfill the health requirements.
Paying your bill
View and pay your bill by logging into myNEU. Your bill will be posted after you register for courses. If you do not pay your bill by the payment deadline, you will be charged a late fee.
If you are concerned about paying your bill on time, would like to set up a payment plan, or have questions about payment methods, please contact Student Financial Services at email@example.com or 617-373-2270.
On-campus graduate housing is extremely limited. If you are interested, complete the Graduate Housing Application. For more information, please contact Housing and Residential Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-373-2814.
Most new students will need to find off-campus housing. Off Campus Student Services can offer a lot of guidance, including information about temporary housing and community resources, plus an Apartment Search database of listings. For more information about off-campus housing, please email email@example.com or call 617-373-8480.
Transportation and parking
Due to limited on-campus graduate housing, most students commute to campus for classes. Northeastern’s Commuting Services is a good resource for the various commuting options in Boston—from driving to bicycling to taking the T. We recommend you review the information before arriving on campus.
The Boston public transportation system is called the MBTA, or simply the T. It can be a little confusing at first. Northeastern is accessible by two different subway lines—Orange and Green “E” train—as well as several bus routes. The MBTA provides information about routes, fares, and rider tools to help map out your trip. If you’re flying into Boston, check out the MBTA’s tips on taking the T to and from Logan Airport.
Students who commute to campus by car need to obtain a parking permit. Complete an application on myNEU, under the “Self-Service” tab. Permits can be purchased semester by semester, and fees are added to your bill on your myNEU account. For more information about parking regulations, costs, and permit types, please email Commuting Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, parking in the city can be challenging. It is extremely important to make note of where you can and cannot park on campus. Failure to follow regulations could result in a fine or in your vehicle being towed.