Frequently Asked Questions

The following is for MGEN’s Information Systems, IS Bridge, Software Engineering Systems, and Data Architecture & Management programs.

Registration

Please join the waitlist. If the waitlist is full (max 15 students), please watch the waitlist, but do not plan on taking the course. Select a second choice as a backup.

Students will not be overridden into a full class under any circumstances.

No. Courses have seat/registration limits for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, classroom size, professor-student ratios

Please select a course with seats available.

No. The days and times of courses cannot be changed to accommodate specific student registration conflicts. Classes are scheduled at particular times for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to classroom availability, instructor availability, etc.

You must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student to comply with a J1 or F1 Visa or Study Permit.  See OGS information on maintaining status.

If you are in your last semester and have one course to complete your degree requirements, you can enroll in 4 semester credit hours. See OGS information on the final term.

Full-time students should be enrolling in 8 semester credit hours in the Fall and Spring terms. Students may be eligible to take three courses in their FINAL semester if they meet department-specific academic requirements. Please contact your academic advisor to discuss the requirements and eligibility.

Students can ONLY register for two courses (8 semester credit hours) during the summer sessions, not taking more than 4 semester credit hours in either Summer I or Summer II.

No. You are only permitted to take courses approved by your program. For Information Systems, Software Engineering Systems, Data Architecture Management, and IS Bridge, you can only enroll in courses from the codes INFO, CSYE, and DAMG. Please review your degree’s applicable catalog (i.e. program, year, etc.)

If you have available space in your final term, you can take classes depending on availability.

International students taking courses that do not count towards your degree requirements or are considered “extra” courses could impact your visa status.

Prerequisite and Test Score: If you have not taken the required prerequisite for the course, you must take that course FIRST. Additionally, you may not have received a qualifying grade for the prerequisite. If you do not meet prerequisite and registration requirements, overrides will not be allowed. If you are enrolled in a class for which you do not meet the prerequisites and registration requirements, you will be required to drop the course. Any courses dropped after the drop deadline will result in you receiving a ‘W,’ and you will be held financially responsible.

Closed Sections: The course is full. You can join the waitlist if there is a seat.

Semester Credit Hours Exceeded: you are attempting to register for more semester credit hours) than is allowed for your program of study.

Learn more about Registration Error Messages.

Yes! You must have fulfilled that requirement to enroll in the course. No exceptions are made. The MGEN department does not waive prerequisites under any circumstances. If you do not meet prerequisite and registration requirements, overrides will not be allowed. If you are enrolled in a class for which you do not meet the prerequisites and registration requirements, you will be required to drop the course. Any courses dropped after the drop deadline will result in you receiving a ‘W,’ and you will be held financially responsible!

If you do not meet prerequisite and registration requirements, overrides will not be allowed.  No courses transferred or taken outside of your program degree will meet prerequisite requirements for courses. All prerequisites and registration requirements must be fulfilled as listed on Banner/in the catalog. No courses transferred, taken outside the department, or completed as part of your undergraduate degree will count towards your graduate studies. You still need to take the prerequisite course listed during your graduate studies. Overrides will not be approved.

No. Any requests will be denied. If you receive an email from a University entity after the add deadline about enrolling in a course, per department policy, you will not be permitted to register.

During the summer sessions, students can ONLY register for two courses (8 Semester Hours), not taking more than 4 Semester Hours in either Summer I or Summer II. Students cannot enroll in 3 courses  (12 Semester Hours) during any summer sessions and are not required to register in summer classes as it is considered an optional semester for international students.

Below you will find the possible enrollment options that the department approves:

  • Option 1: One Full Summer course (4SH*) & One Summer I (4SH)
  • Option 2: One Full Summer course (4SH) & One Summer II (4SH)
  • Option 3: One Summer I course (4SH) & One Summer II (4SH)
  • Option 4: Two Full Summer courses (4SH, each)
  • Option 5: One course in either Summer I, Summer II, or Full Summer
  • Option 6: No registration

MGEN does not allow students to audit courses.

No, if you wish to enroll in a Livecast or on-ground course, they must be offered on your designated campus. Please refer to the courses’ attributes as listed in the Dynamic Schedule.

A student can enroll in one course a semester while on co-op. Students may take one course during a full-time co-op without special approval from their co-op coordinator:

  • The course must not meet during the student’s scheduled co-op workday. The work schedule cannot be changed to accommodate a course.
  • The course must not have a lab or other co-requisite.
  • For an eight-month co-op, in which a student is on coop during the summer sessions, take one class during the spring, fall, or summer (full summer, summer 1, or summer 2).

Degree Requirements

No. You are only permitted to take courses approved by your program. For Information Systems, Software Engineering Systems, Data Architecture Management, and IS Bridge, you can only enroll in courses from the codes INFO, CSYE, and DAMG. Please review your degree’s applicable catalog (i.e. program, year, etc.)

For IS Bridge students admitted from Fall 22 and forward, you must enroll in the following courses in your first semester: INFO 5001 Application Modelling and Design and INFO 5002 Introduction to Python for Information Systems. Please refer to the degree program requirements as outlined on the IS Bridge program and catalog for additional degree requirements.

Program

To enroll in an independent study, you must have a project with a professor associated with the program. If you are working with a professor and have a project solidified, then please have the instructor reach out to Erin Macri (er.macri@northeastern.edu) with you in CC to help with the next steps.

The department makes no special accommodations for late arrivals. Students are responsible to contact their instructors if unable to attend class. Students are expected to attend their classes as noted in their schedules and are responsible for completing all work as assigned.

For newly admitted students, please contact coe-gradadmissions@northeastern.edu. View the policy for intercampus transfer between campuses in the U.S.. The current policy is for U.S. campuses only, and transfer to Canadian campuses is currently unavailable but under development.

View the current course catalog. As a reminder, please follow the catalog for the year and program for your admitted term (see archived catalogs).

To find the courses being offered, please refer to the Dynamic Schedule.

The syllabus page is NOT the registration page. The purpose of the syllabus page is to help students better understand the course content and make appropriate study plans. Actual course offerings in a semester can be found on the registration page and Dynamic Schedule.

Please refer to your applicable catalog (year, program of study) and you can track the progress towards your degree requirements with the Degree Audit tool in Banner. If additional help is needed, please contact Graduate Student Services with your inquiry.

To enroll in any INFO, CSYE, or DAMG courses, you must fulfill all prerequisites and meet all program restrictions. The department does not approve any registration overrides.

For students who did not achieve a ‘B -’ grade or higher in INFO 5100, or their respective programs’ core class, the department strongly encourages you to retake the course as it impacts your ability to fulfill prerequisites for other courses and to improve your comprehension of foundational material. No prerequisites will be waived.

Forms and Processes

Review the requirements for program extensions and apply for the program extension from the COE Grad Forms page.

Please refer to the GPA Calculator, which is found on the Graduate Services Web Page here, under COE forms, Academic Probation.

You will need to speak directly to Student Financial Services to resolve any financial holds.

Student Life

Please refer to the Student Ambassador page.

Registration

Please contact your Academic Advisor for your respective program/campus:

Toronto

Please contact global@northeastern.edu.

If you have been issued a travel document, such as a visa or ETA, and have a travel-related issue, please send it to: arrivecanada@northeastern.edu.

For questions related to a Toronto work permit and Canadian OGS regulations, please email ogscanada@northeastern.edu or visit the OGS website. For additional questions from MGEN Toronto students, please contact Asst Coop Coordinator, Farzaneh Irani, at f.irani@northeastern.edu.

Seattle

For questions related to Seattle Visa and OGS regulations, please email seattleogs@northeastern.edu and visit the OGS website. For additional questions from MGEN Seattle students, please contact Asst Coop Coordinator, Kathy Wong at ka.wong@northeastern.edu or Terri Gu y.gu@northeastern.edu.

San Jose

For questions related to San Jose Visa and OGS regulations, please email ogsSFSV@northeastern.edu or visit the OGS website. For additional questions from MGEN San Jose students, please contact Asst Coop Coordinator, Drew Ochengco at a.ochengco@northeastern.edu.

Additional Questions

Questions related to admissions direct to: coe-gradadmissions@northeastern.edu.

Questions related to the Disability Resource Center – Differently Abled Resources: contact phone at +1.617.373.2675; or email at DRC@northeastern.edu.

Northeastern University We Care office: Assists students experiencing unexpected challenges to maintain academic progress. Contact: wecare@northeastern.edu; or by phone: 617.373.7591.

For Mental Health support twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, please contact Find@Northeastern by phone at +1.877.233.9477 (US) or +1.781.457.7777 (International) to speak with a trained counselor who will listen, offer guidance, and help you set a place.