Hays Student Center

Student Success Center

The Office of Student Success provides a holistic approach to support services during the student experience. Student Success offers the following services:

Academic Advising

Northeastern has a faculty advising model where all students are assigned a faculty advisor with expertise in their field. Academic Advisors apprise students about their academic plan, all degree requirements, and expected timeline for graduation/program completion. The Student Success Center has a full-time staff of academic advisors who can help with general advising, adding or dropping classes, changing majors, and applying for graduation.

Career Coaching

The Student Success Center staff assists students with clarifying their career goals, choosing the Northeastern education program that fits their needs best, and mapping their path to the chosen course of study. Once the course of study is selected, we help students choose the appropriate courses that will meet their goals. The following services are provided:

  • Career coaching (individual and group) to help with decision-making, goal setting, and choosing a college course of study.
  • Career assessments to match personal characteristics with occupational options.
  • Assistance with career or job placement skills.
  • Use of Handshake to assist students with career or internship placement.
  • Resume, cover letter, and interview preparation.

Student Guidance Coordinator

Between classes, work, family, finances, and regular life events college, students encounter a great deal of stress over the course of their education. While most students cope successfully with the demands of college life, for some, the pressures can at times become overwhelming and unmanageable. At those times the Student Success Center offers support and referrals.

Student Success Specialist

The Student Success Specialist provides academic advising, mentoring, and support for students, with a special emphasis on those from historically underserved and/or underrepresented groups. 


ACT - ACT is a standardized test composed of four sections (plus an optional essay) that all four-year universities in the United States accept. Northeastern offers testing on most of the National Test Dates.

ACCUPLACER - Placement testing helps determine if the student is ready to enroll in college-level courses or pre-college courses that build their skills for future success.  Test costs $15 and takes approximately 1.5 hours.  Call to schedule a time.  Free study app.

ASE – Automotive Service Excellence - Register and pay for ASE Certification Tests and then call to schedule a time. 

CLEP - College Level Exam Program lets students demonstrate the knowledge and mastery they have acquired through independent study, academic interests, or on-the-job training. When students earn qualifying scores on these exams, they can move past introductory-level course work and on to more advanced challenging courses.  Test costs $25 Northeastern Assessment Fee + $87 CLEP Test Fee (payable online or by credit card) Total = $112.  Call to schedule a time. Click College-Level Examination Program for more information.

Kaplan – Nursing entrance exam. Test costs $35. Call to schedule a time. Pre-payment is required.

NREMT - National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians - Provides Testing for students looking to acquire their certification in EMR, EMT, Intermediate/99, AEMT, and Paramedic.

Proctoring - If you need to take a test for another institution in a proctored environment, we offer this service. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their school to arrange to have the test sent to Northeastern, or to have the necessary website/password information sent, if the test is web-based. Call to schedule a time. The fee is $25 per test.