In the Office of Academic Services, our academic advisors can guide you toward a personal educational path that will allow you to get the most out of your undergraduate years at Brandeis. With our personalized academic advising and support services, our goal is for each Brandeis student to have a rich and fulfilling academic experience, from their first registration for classes through their graduation. Come visit our offices in Usdan 130 for all of your academic questions and concerns. We look forward to seeing you!Academic Advising
Every student at Brandeis has a class advisor, and our doors are always open to meet with each and every student. We offer advising in every area of your academic life including the selection of courses and majors, pre-health advising, preparations to study abroad, academic enrichment opportunities, and much, much more. Set up an individual advising appointment, or if you only have a quick question, just stop in during our Drop-In Hours every afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. We're happy to assist!
Academic Services can assist with everything related to fellowships! There are a variety of prestigious scholarships and fellowships available for current Brandeis students, as well as recent Brandeis alumni. Meet with our Director of Scholarships and Fellowships to learn about fellowship opportunities, interview preparation, writing the application essays, and the entire application process.
Posse is a merit-based scholarship. The Posse Foundation in New York City identifies, recruits, and trains incredible youth leaders from urban public high schools and sends these scholars as "Posses" to top colleges and universities in this country. Each year, twenty students are selected as Brandeis Posse Scholars — 10 for the liberal arts Posse and 10 for the science Posse — for their academic, leadership, and communication skills.> Currently, 50 Brandeis Posse Scholars are on campus.
Brandeis University Group Study, or B.U.G.S., is a program that provides peer tutoring to all undergraduate students who may want to improve their knowledge in a course. Weekly sessions are led by knowledgeable and experienced students who have already taken the class. Evening drop-in study groups are available for assistance with course material, preparing for an exam, and to answer any questions relating to the class. There is no need to make an appointment or sign up. Just show up at any point during the designated times!
Brandeis University provides individual support and accommodations to all students who have need. Students with documented disabilities – including mobility, visual, hearing, medical, psychological or learning disabilities – can request course accommodations and other campus services by contacting the office. Visit the office or follow the link on this website for information on required documentation and specific accommodations available.
Pre-health advising is open to any student considering a career in the health and health care fields. While many students are interested in pursuing their MD degree at an allopathic medical school after Brandeis, there are a variety of other health professions to consider. Coming in for face-to-face time is one of the most valuable resources at your disposable, for anything from planning your courses and general advice, to specific questions about careers, applications, or anything else health-related! Brandeis also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program.
The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) aims to enhance the American educational experience for our international students and scholars. ISSO is designed to assist international students and scholars in any way with their arrival and adjustment to Brandeis, and offers advice and counsel on financial, academic and personal issues which may impact their legal status in this country and at the university.
The Lerman-Neubauer Fellowship Program was inaugurated in 2008 to recognize students with exceptional scholastic records who have displayed the potential to make significant contributions to the academic field of their choice. Fellows have a broad range of academic and extracurricular interests, and up to 20 entering students will be chosen each year to participate in the program. Fellows receive a stipend for a summer research project or internship, along with personalized access to faculty and staff mentors, and ongoing academic and cultural programming throughout their four years.
Roosevelt Fellows are upper class peer mentors who assist first year students with academic and personal acclimation to Brandeis University. They are a wonderful source of information for new students and readily available to answer any question, whether personal or academic. All students are paired with a Roosevelt Fellow based on their residence hall.
Study Abroad is an excellent way to gain a better working knowledge of the issues that will shape the next century! The office of Study Abroad at Brandeis is dedicated to helping all students take advantage of the opportunity to live and learn in a new and different culture while working to ensure that students have access to educational experiences that foster their development as global citizens.
Each semester, the Office of Academic Services awards book grants. Preference goes to Pell Grant recipients in need of assistance to purchase textbooks for their courses. Applications for vouchers are available at the beginning of each semester in our office.
The Transitional Year Program at Brandeis enrolls 20 outstanding students in a year-long academic program. Brandeis is committed to providing access to higher education for these students who show incredible strengths and talents in their homes, communities, schools, and individual pursuits of post-secondary education, despite having often attended high schools in under-resourced communities. Students in the TYP become part of the Brandeis community upon joining the program and many stay at the University beyond the transitional year.
Student Support Services (SSSP) is a small, community-oriented program federally funded by TRIO grants. They are especially dedicated to working with students who are the first in their families to go to college and those who have overcome significant challenges to attend college. At Brandeis, the 135 undergraduates who participate in the program represent a diverse cross-section of the student body. They provide academic support, career planning, graduate school preparation, mentoring, cultural and academic trips, and a computer lab. Student Support Services works with you to enrich your college experience so that you can achieve your academic goals!
Each semester a series of academic enrichment workshops are offered on topics such as time management, effective note taking and test taking strategies, reading college texts and more! The workshops, which are coordinated by student leaders and professional staff, are free and open to all undergraduate students.