Portal gives parents web access

By Jessi Savino

Letters were sent home to the parents of all students over winter break as the university announced the launch of the new myNEU Parent Portal that, with students’ permission, allows parents access to information like grades and finances.

The idea for the portal was initially presented by parents who were aware of similar features at other colleges. Northeastern officials solidified the plan when they heard reports that a large number of students were allegedly giving their parents access to their myNEU accounts.

“The number of students giving their parents access to their myNEU portals confirmed that [the parent portal] was a good idea, that there was definitely some interest,” said Ronn

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