Skip to main content

Northeastern Partners With Merit America

Northeastern has partnered with Merit America to provide a pathway for Merit America learners to enroll in our accredited bachelor’s degree programs. Recognizing the close alignment of the missions of Merit America and the College of Professional Studies, the partnership, launched in 2020, enables learners who complete Merit America to transfer their certificate of completion into college credit toward one of our industry-aligned degree programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

To get started, please contact Ari Schaaff at [email protected] or Adonica Williams at [email protected].

Additionally, information regarding the admissions process can also be reviewed online at

How do I know if I am eligible?

All applicants who do not have additional college credit outside of Merit America must provide an official copy of their high school transcript or GED. Please contact Ari Schaaff at [email protected] to receive instructions on where to have this document sent.

Merit America participants who successfully complete one of the approved tracks are eligible to transfer their certificate of completion into CPS as college credit upon admission.

How do I earn credit?

Merit America participants who complete one of the approved tracks are required to submit a letter of completion in order to receive credits toward a College of Professional Studies program.

This letter must come directly from Merit America to be considered an official document. Please contact Ari Schaaff ([email protected]) to receive instructions on how to request this document.