Register for Courses

Before registering for courses, your Academic Advisor must approve your preliminary course selections. You need to be both registered at Northeastern and at their host institution for a successful program abroad.

Northeastern Registration

If you have been accepted to a study abroad program you will be issued an “ABRD” placeholder on your Northeastern Registration during your time abroad. This is a non-credit bearing Pass/Fail course.

If you have a hold on your account, it must be cleared prior to your ABRD registration and your departure. You can see if you have any holds on the “View Holds” link on the Self-Service tab of your myNEU account. Failure to remove these holds prior to departure will result in withdrawal from your study abroad program at your own expense.
Once GEO receives your host institution transcript, the ABRD placeholder will be replaced with the converted courses, credits, and grades.

Host Institution Registration

You must register for courses at the host institution. Please note that this is a separate process from Study Abroad Course Selections and Northeastern’s ABRD course registration. Instructions for doing so will vary for each study abroad program, so it is important to connect with your Global Experience Advisor or with the host institution directly, depending on the program.

If you are intending on taking a course pass/ fail, please review the pass/fail policy, in the policy section. If you want to change courses upon arrival and registration at your host institution, you must get prior approval from your Academic Advisor and Global Experience Advisor. Any new course must be evaluated for credit.

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