Courses and Academic Information

Exchange students standing on Rabb stairs on campus

Exchange students exploring campus during orientation

As an exchange student, you will register for your courses online through Workday, Brandeis' academic record system. Shortly after your acceptance at Brandeis, you will receive instructions on registering for classes. Registration takes place in mid-July for the fall semester and in late October for the spring semester. 

If you are interested in a course that has a prerequisite, you will need to request approval from the faculty member teaching the course. Requests for a prerequisite override will be submitted through Workday. All decisions are subject to review by Brandeis faculty.

Please keep in mind that you must be flexible about what courses you will take. We cannot guarantee you will get all the classes you request as some classes have restrictions and size limitations. Additionally, note that exchange students are only permitted to take undergraduate level courses, and courses in some departments may not be available due to space restrictions. Please contact us with any questions.

View upcoming course offerings (subject to change)


The first weeks of classes at the beginning of each semester are called the Add/Drop or "Shopping" period. During this time, you can make changes to your course schedule, adding or dropping courses as needed, as long as you meet any course prerequisites and there is space in the course. You will have this period of time to make adjustments to your course schedule. Changes can be made directly through Workday.

Academic Integrity and Rights and Responsibilities

Please note that exchange students at Brandeis University must abide by Brandeis' academic integrity policy and rights and responsibilities.

“The courses were very interesting and helped to increase my interest in my field of study.”

Ren Hia, National University of Singapore, Spring 2017 exchange student