ryanfeuer asked: Hi! Currently, I'm a sophomore at Rutgers U in NJ, and I've been thinking about transferring to either BU or NEU. Of course, I'm attracted to Northeastern's co-op program...but do you think that I, who will (possibly) be entering NEU as a first-semester junior, will have co-op opportunities? And will graduate on time (c. 2015/2016)? Thanks! P.S: My biggest concern is getting the bang for my buck; NEU is much more expensive than RU, so naturally I want to get what I'm paying for.
Hey there! In terms of getting the most for your money, I think Northeastern trumps BU (I may be a bit biased haha). The co-op program is excellent and I think if you entered in the Fall as a junior (or middler), you could take classes and then go on co-op that spring (Jan-June) or you could always take two straight semesters of class, do a July-Dec co-op and then take classes the following spring and graduate, assuming the credits work out..
If you plan on pursuing the same major here that you’re currently studying at Rutgers, I think it could work out but I’d do some more research on transfer credits and perhaps try and talk to someone directly at the school since I’m not 100 percent sure on the process.
I know a few people who have transferred into Northeastern and have been able to take advantage of all opportunities prior to graduating. Plus, many students here take summer classes either during May and June or July and August which helps fill in any missing credits.
Hope that clears some stuff up, please let me know if I can answer any other Q’s!