Incoming Brandeis Students

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Incoming Brandeis students can take Brandeis Summer School classes during the summer before they arrive on campus. 

New Students arriving Fall 2016 and Midyear Students arriving January 2017

Summer is a great way for incoming first year students to experience the Brandeis campus, explore Boston and Waltham, and become acclimated to the rigor of college classes, all while the campus is a bit quieter than the Fall or the Spring.  

Students can select from our traditional on-campus course offerings.  These accelerated college courses will not count toward your Brandeis GPA (since you haven't "officially" matriculated at the University yet). But you can use Summer School classes taken in the summer before your first year to earn credits, fulfill prerequisites, or satisfy requirements for graduation. In future summer terms, your Summer School classes will count toward your GPA.  There is no limit to the number of Summer School courses students may use toward their degree. However, if you are a transfer student, you should refer to the University Bulletin for specific information regarding residency and transfer requirements.

Students who would like to take a summer course, but can not commit to living in/around Waltham can select one of our online courses.   Students will use the Brandeis LATTE system to participate in online discussion forums, download readings, utilize multi-media, and submit assignments.