Your career as a Brandeis student promises you a wealth of educational opportunities in and out of the classroom. You will be a member of a community of learners dedicated to academic excellence with a commitment to social justice and community. 


Every student should take advantage of the vast range of courses, individual time with members of the faculty and staff, and student friendships and organizations. The relationships you’ll develop at Brandeis will be with you for many years to come. First-year students will be mailed a postcard in the middle of June with information about course registration. The New Student Academic Information and Registration Handbook gives an outline of recommended courses for first-year students and information about placement tests. For additional questions about registration, you can contact the Office of the University Registrar at 781-736-2010.


You will have a rich advising network to support you. Academic advisors, Roosevelt Fellows, professors and staff including the academic services, Hiatt Career Center and the registrar will help you plan, manage and complete your academic career. Your academic advisor will help you navigate academic requirements and prepare an educational program that complements your interests and goals.

For those seeking academic advising over the summer, contact the Office of Academic Services at 781-736-3470. You will be assigned your academic advisor and have the opportunity to meet him or her at Orientation.

AP/IB Credit

To claim your credit for AP/IB examinations, see the Advanced Placement Chart and Brandeis University Bulletin. Students may claim AP credit(s) after their second semester at Brandeis University. For courses taken at other universities, contact Marissa McLaughlin, transfer credit specialist in the Registrar's Office at 781-736-2014.

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