Fast App

Performance-Based Admissions for select graduate programs from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business.


What is the Fast App?

The Northeastern University Fast App is a performance-based admissions pathway which allows you to earn graduate admission by completing real coursework.  No need to gather application materials. No need to wait for an admissions decision. Let your performance in your coursework serve as your application into your graduate program.

How it works

After submitting the Fast App, you will get access to two courses for the next start date (Spring I, Spring II, Summer I, Summer II, Fall I, Fall II). Get a B or better in both courses and submit your official transcript showing your completed bachelor's degree by the time you complete the courses and you'll continue into the full degree program the next term.

Degree requirements

In order to matriculate from your pathway courses into the full program, you’ll need to:

  • get a B or better in your pathway courses
  • submit your official transcript showing you have completed a bachelor's degree


Each 2-credit course in the performance-based admission pathway costs $1,800—the same as the courses for the rest of the program. The total cost of the performance-based pathway is $3,600 (4 credits total). These 4 credits apply directly to the Online MBA program upon successful completion of performance-based admission pathway.

A one-time $399 deposit is required to enroll in your pathway courses. This deposit value goes toward the cost of your first pathway courses.

Fast App deadlines

Deadline Start courses
August 12, 2024 September 2024
Deadline Start courses
September 30, 2024 October 2024

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