About NUflex

A Hybrid NUflex class meets in a physical location at a scheduled time and offers synchronous delivery to students who may either be in a classroom or connected virtually to the class through innovative technology which allows for communication by audio, chat, or video. All students* in this modality can see and hear the instructor, be seen and heard by the instructor, interact in real-time with the instructor and their classmates, and access the teaching tools – such as a whiteboard or projection screen – that the instructor is using in the classroom

For more details about the NUflex experience, please visit the NUflex site.

How will NUflex offerings influence my SEVIS record?

Hybrid NUflex has in-person and remote components and is designed to provide the necessary flexibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic while allowing students to meet their F-1 status requirements.

  • New students in the U.S. can meet their on-ground requirements because NUflex courses all have an on-ground component. Through this modality, you will be able maintain your on-ground presence and stay in active F-1 status.
  • Continuing students in the U.S. can take Hybrid NUflex courses and maintain requirements as well. SEVP has currently provided more flexibility to continuing students, allowing them to take a combination of Hybrid NUflex online courses this academic term.

I live in a different time zone than my faculty and campus. How will class schedules work for me?

Northeastern understands that students may be in different time zones for scheduled classes. Time zones have been considered in course scheduling, and further adjustments continue to be made.  If you are outside the U.S., keep in mind that online (virtual) courses are an option as well.

What do I do when I go for my visa appointment?

OGS will provide you with a support letter that explains the flexibility of the Hybrid NUflex modality will also mention that we are operational and offering Hybrid NUflex.

Can I arrive on campus at any time during the academic term?

If you are going to arrive after the program start date on your I-20, then you must request a Late Arrival Letter from your college advisor. Your advisor will then coordinate with OGS to prepare and send this letter to you.  If you are not able to arrive by the date on your letter, you will need to continue your program from outside the U.S. for the Fall 2020 term.

Please note the last day to arrive in the U.S. and Report to OGS for your specific program:

If I decide to take Hybrid NUflex courses from my home country, can I waive the Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP)?

If you are enrolled in a health insurance plan that is fully compliant with the Affordable Care Act and comparable to NUSHP, you may waive NUSHP. Visit the NUSHP website for more details on comparing your plan with NUSHP. You will need to request a waiver by September 30, 2020 through the waiver link available on your MyNortheastern portal. Go to myNortheastern-Services Link and scroll to NUSHP. Choose NUSHP (Northeastern University Student Health Plan). Choose Student Wave on the left toolbar and follow the instructions to complete. Print or write down your reference number. Receipt of this number only confirms acceptance of your form. You will receive notification your request to waive has been approved or denied.