Frequently Asked Questions

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Are the fall Midyear programs run by Brandeis University?

Coursework from the fall Midyear programs has been evaluated by the Office of Study Abroad and has been approved to transfer to credit to Brandeis University. Students must receive a grade of C- or better for the course to transfer. These programs are partners with Brandeis University and Brandeis has sent members of the Junior class on similar programs run by these partners for many years.

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Since I'm taking a writing course that counts as a UWS class for Brandeis, do I still complete the online writing assessment?

Yes, all incoming Brandeis first-years are required to take the online writing assessment before they arrive at Brandeis. You will also sign up for a UWS course for the spring semester. During course registration in the fall you will be able to remove this course.

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Is financial aid available to help offset the costs of these programs?

Each program offers a limited number of scholarships that you may be eligible for. For more information about scholarships for a particular program, please contact that program.

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I'm an incoming international student. Can I participate in these programs?

Yes, international students are eligible to participate in the programs in London, the United Kingdom and Florence, Italy.

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Can I take courses toward a major during these programs?

While the courses you take may count towards a major in the long run, it is recommended that first-years concentrate on completing General University Requirements. It will not be possible to know if a course counts towards a major until you've completed the course and arrived on campus. If you have more questions, please speak with an advisor in Study Abroad.

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How does the transfer of credits work?

Brandeis has identified specific courses from these programs for transfer. Not all courses abroad are appropriate for transfer and any questions should be directed to the the study abroad staff. All students must follow regulations related to transfer credit as outlined by the Office of the Registrar. General information about transfer credits as it pertains to Midyear students is available on the Registrar's website.