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 2014 and Midyear Students arriving January 2014

Summer is a great way for new 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 a great way for incoming students to earn credits, fulfill prerequisites, or satisfy requirements for graduation. There is no limit to the number of Summer School courses students may use toward their degree. 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.  In these courses students are connected with their instructor and classmates via webcam and microphone.  Classes meet at designated days and times, just like a traditional on campus class.  Students also use the Brandeis LATTE system to participate in online discussion forums, download readings, watch videos and submit assignments.

Midyear students interested in a career in medicine or the sciences

If you are an incoming midyear student, you can also take the first semester of general chemistry during the second session of Summer School from July 7 to August 8, 2014. This course is taught using the same textbook, protocols and experiments as our fall semester course. If you are committed to pursuing an advanced degree in medicine or dentistry, this pre-med program offers many advantages. Click here for more information.