A 5 Year School????

<p>I had applied to Northeastern, and got in with a generous scholarship. I know about the whole Co-op program, and it sounded great. But someone had just told me it was a 5 year program. I had NEVER heard that before! Is this true?</p>

<p>Thanks :)</p>

<p>Sort of. Short of skipping co-op or taking summer classes or placing out...Northeastern University is a FIVE year school, 6 for some majors like pharmacy, PT, and etc. If you're in the college of arts and sciences you can opt-out of the co-op and graduate in 4 years.</p>

<p>You applied to Northeastern and didn't know this ? I guess you never visited.
You are not actually in school for five yrs. At least two semesters are spent doing co-ops, for which you are being paid.</p>

<p>Yeah. Think about it. If you do the maximum (3) coops, you are spending eighteen months out of class working -- and they don't let you just take less classes because of coop. If you do no coops or do only one and take summer classes, it's definitely possible to graduate in four years, although it's not as weird as it seems like it would be in high school.</p>

<p>I can't believe you applied and didn't know this?! </p>

<p>Anyways, NEU (hate the abbreviation, lol) co-op program is really great because it allows you to have job experience in your field. So it helps with resume, networking, etc. You can think of it as having a built-in job and in some ways it's the same as graduating from a 4 year school and working the year after graduation. However, co-op doesn't have to be in your 5th year.</p>

<p>It's up to you. Personally, I have two issues with a 5 year school. 1) my major scholarship (not from NEU) is only renewable for 4 years 2) in terms of age, for the HS class of 2008, I'm already older because I have an '89 birthday (the town I live in had the kindergarten cut-off date as the end of August).</p>

<p>Oh wow, yeah I really had no idea. The website didn't seem to supply much info about it. I'll be sure to visit the school, but unfortunately I won't be able to make the official "Welcome Day".</p>

<p>I think you would get a lot out of as visit.
Also, it is nice to hear that you got a generous scholarship...it seems like a lot of people are not as satisfied with their offer from the regular decision round of accepted students, as compare to the EA group.</p>

<p>Ah yeah, I honestly was not considering NEU very much. I simply applied because
1. It was in Boston
2. Was ranked highly as a business school
3. The application took 4 minutes</p>

<p>But I was accepted with a $14,000 scholarship, which really made me look into Northeastern more. I discovered the whole co-op program, and the positive reviews about it. Then I realized a know a bunch of people who love it at NEU, and I know a few people are thrilled to be attending next year. It has become a serious consideration for me now, and I am looking forward to visiting. I would really like to know more about this whole "5 year" deal.</p>

<p>this 5 year deal may not be good for premed / prelaw. How's neu for premed?</p>

<p>they do not have an actual "pre-med" major, but they have recently become affiliated with Tufts medical school. I don't remember every detail, but on a tour in October, this subject was brought up.
My daughter got accepted into Bouve with and ( at the moment ) hope to become a doctor.. there were some students there that are on this path. Bouve seems like a very closeknit group with a lot of support from the professors.</p>

<p>I'm pre-med. The co-op program doesn't hurt for med school admissions, if anything it'll benefit applications. A major part of getting into medical school is having some clinical or science experience, and you get just that. </p>

<p>We aren't affiliated with Tufts Medical School. We are one of a few schools in the Boston area which has an early acceptance program with Tufts. You can apply as a middler if you have a 3.5, and if you get into the program, you have guaranteed admission as long as you finish the pre-reqs. You don't even have to do well on the MCATs. It's a pretty great opportunity that most schools don't offer.</p>

<p>Emily, thanks for clarifying the affilistion eith Tufts. I should have worded in differently, but like I said, I didn't remember every detail. I thought that you were not required to take the MCATs if you get into the program ?</p>

<p>That was something that WAS said at the oct open house.. some parents asked for specifics and that was what the professor said.
Long way off for my daughter though</p>