For More Information

E-mail the Registrar's Office.

Registration Handbooks and Course Guides

  • New Student Registration Handbook 2014
  • Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Course Recommendations

New Transfer Student Registration Information

As a transfer student you've already had the experience of registering for college classes so you should approach the registration process a bit differently than a first-semester freshman.

The Office of the University Registrar has already been in contact with you and you should have received your transfer credit evaluation. Please review your evaluation carefully to understand the number of course credits you will receive as a transfer student.

The evaluation will also indicate which general university requirements you have fulfilled and which you will need to complete in order to receive your degree from Brandeis. Some transfer students are required to take the University Writing Seminar (UWS) if they have not received transfer credit for this requirement. As this is a first-year requirement at Brandeis you will want to enroll in a UWS course in your first semester if you did not receive credit for it. (For transfer students entering in the Fall term, to enter your UWS selections, you must log on to sage to enter your class selections through the "Required Seminar Pre-Selection" link before June 27.)

Your transfer credit evaluation will be revised once the Office of the University Registrar receives your final grade reports/transcripts from your prior school(s). You may also be eligible for additional transfer credit if you have acceptable AP or IB examination scores.

If you will be claiming your exam scores for credit, it is important to note any Brandeis course equivalents. Should you enroll in the equivalent course, course credit for the examinations will be revoked.

If you have any question about your transfer credit status, please contact Irene Widugiris

Please review the Registration Handbook for important information about the registration process, policies and procedures. While some of this information may not be applicable to you based on your specific entering class level (second-semester freshman, sophomore, junior) the majority of the information will be relevant.

June 12 - June 24

New students who need to fulfill the UWS requirement should participate in the University Writing Seminar (UWS) selection process.

Students must log on to sage to enter UWS class selections: click on the "Required Seminar Pre-Selection" link in the Academics section of the Student Center.

As enrollment in each seminar is limited, students are asked to rank their preferences for UWS classes. A lottery process is used to assign students to one of their choices; the majority of students receive one of their top five choices.

For details about UWS classes, please see the University Writing Program website.

Students will be informed via email which UWS they have been enrolled in on June 27.

July 10 - July 16

Online registration for all fall semester 2014 classes will take place in Sage beginning at 10am on July 10. Class registration is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, so please register early to maximize course choice.

Registration Material Review

Carefully review all of the registration materials below in preparation for registering for your first-year classes.

Registration Handbooks and Course Guides

  • New Student 2014 Academic Information and Registration Handbook (available in May)
  • Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Course Recommendations from Departments and Programs (available in May)

Placement Tests and Placement Information

(foreign languages, chemistry, mathematics, and physics)
  • Students who plan to take a foreign language, chemistry, mathematics, or physics class must review the information on placement and complete the appropriate placement test prior to registering.

Additional Information and
Online Resources and Services