Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

If you want to earn a bachelor’s degree from a US university, and you’ve already earned some undergraduate credits, a Bachelor’s Completion Program (BCP) might be just what you’re looking for.

Perhaps you’ve completed an associate degree or a 2-year diploma, or you’ve already begun your bachelor’s degree studies in your home country. A BCP will allow you to top-up your undergraduate degree in much less time than a more traditional program.

Why choose a Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program?

There are many reasons why a Bachelor’s Completion Program might be your best route to an American university degree:

  • Save time and money

    A BCP allows you to transfer undergraduate credits from another university toward your bachelor’s degree, saving you time and money. Rather than the standard 4 years of study, you can finish the BCP in as little as 21 months. If you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree, the BCP is also a great fast-track option to earn a 2nd degree.

  • Streamlined admission

    Applying to a BCP is simple and straightforward. You do not need SAT or ACT scores, or outside assessments of your transcripts. On your BCP application, you can also choose to be considered for conditional admission to select master’s degree programs after graduation.

  • Gain work exposure in the USA

    BCP graduates are eligible for paid work experience in the USA for up to 12 months, through the Optional Practical Training (OPT) benefit. If you complete a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) degree, you can extend your time to up to 36 months.

  • International experience

    By studying a BCP, you can experience the US education system and American university life first-hand. Understanding another language and culture is a key asset in today’s global economy, and many employers seek to hire people who have strong cross-cultural skills.

Hongyi from China BCP testimonial

Hongyi, China

Studying in the Bachelor’s Completion Program

The BCP makes it very easy to stay on track toward a timely graduation. All of our courses have been specially selected and organized so that they build upon each other. Our professors are also willing to adapt their lessons so we can progress to more advanced topics if we already know the basic concepts.

Northeastern Student Xin Xian

Xin Xian, Malaysia

Studying in the Bachelor’s Completion Program

The BCP is great because it will allow me to finish my bachelor’s degree in just 21 months, so it’s really a fast-track option. I also like taking my classes with a set cohort of classmates, as I’ve made some great friends through the program. Since it’s saved me so much time, I want to study another degree at Northeastern!

About the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

You can enter a bachelor’s completion program at Northeastern University, a top 40 American institution (U.S. News 2018):

Bachelor’s completion degree subjects

The BCP is available in 4 bachelor’s degree majors:

  • Finance and Accounting Management, BS
  • Information Technology, BS
  • Leadership with a minor in Business, BS
  • Management, BS

Entry requirements

  • Academic: previous undergraduate coursework equivalent to 50 credits or more, minimum GPA of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale
  • English language: minimum TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in all skills) / PTE 53
  • SAT / ACT: not required

4 popular degree choices

for BCP students

As little as 21 months

to complete your US bachelor’s degree

Conditional admission to a future master’s degree

when you join the BCP

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