POA/LOA (Proof of Acceptance or Letter of Acceptance)

Proof of Acceptance (POA)

Students who need Northeastern University’s assistance with their study permit application will be able to download their Proof of Acceptance (POA) document from the application portal.

POA letters are automatically generated in the application portal once all the steps required for admission are completed, and you confirm you will be studying at a NU Canadian campus. The POA will not be issued until the final review of your application documents has been completed. The process of final review takes place after you have confirmed your offer of admission and may take up to 10 days to complete. Usually, you receive your POA 6-8 months prior to the start of your program.

OGS Canada DOES NOT issue POAs. 

The POA contains information you have provided in your application to Northeastern University. If there is an error, such as your name is misspelled, or your date of birth is incorrect, then please connect back to your Admissions team to correct this information using their information below:

CPS: For questions about CPS admissions, please check their support centre here: https://northeastern.my.site.com/GraduateAdmissionsFAQ/s/ 

If you are unable to find your answer in the knowledge base, you can submit an inquiry form from your application portal – check your portal for a box with the title Submit an Inquiry/Submit a Request. To login to your portal click here: http://enroll.northeastern.edu/apply/status

COE: [email protected]  

COS: [email protected] 

Khoury: [email protected] 

CAMD: gradcamd@northeastern.edu

You should receive your POA 6-8 months prior to the start of your program. If you have not received a POA and it is at least 4 months until you start your program, please submit an inquiry form to OGS Canada here. Please allow 5-8 business days for a response during peak times, and only send one email to avoid duplication, which slows down response time. Be sure to include your full name and NU Student ID, and send it from your NU student email address so we can locate your record and provide accurate information.

Payment (Deposit or first-year tuition for SDS)

During enrolment confirmation, international students from one of the SDS eligible countries will have the option to indicate how they would like to apply for their study permit processing, e.g. SDS/non-SDS.

If you are eligible for SDS and wish to pay for the first-year tuition to support your study permit application, you need to indicate you will be applying through SDS otherwise you won’t receive the first-year tuition invoice.

If you are not eligible for SDS or if you have indicated you will not be applying through SDS, you will receive a deposit invoice for $500 CAD.

If you have questions about invoice and payment, please submit an inquiry to Student Accounts Canada here.

Please note: The Study Permit is not a visa, and does not, by itself, allow you to travel to or enter Canada. You may also need a visitor visa or an electronic travel authorization. More information about this process will be mailed with your POA and is available on the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

Deposit and SDS Refund Policies

For questions related to Deposit and Refund Policies, submit an inquiry to Student Accounts Canada here.