Thank you! and good luck with your application! I would listen to whatever your admissions counselor said-that's what I did. She told me to apply right away before spots filled up, but it was a while ago so I was not about to get any new grades. My phone call with my admissions counselor was basically my interview. After that, I finished my application (my essay was already written) and submitted it. I heard back about two weeks later!!
I also applied to Regis, Simmons, MGHIHP, BC, UPenn, Yale, NYU, Vanderbilt and Columbia. I really didn't know how I measured up in terms of competitiveness, so I applied to a broad range of schools
. What about you? Is Northeastern the only school you are applying to?
Best of luck!