Frequently Asked Questions
Your Student ID# can be found in your student profile in Workday.
Log into Workday and view your Academics Worklet. There is a “Holds” box in the middle of the screen. You can also view your holds from your Student Profile.
You must have the hold cleared by the office that placed the hold before you will be able add classes to your schedule.
Please see the Pass/Fail Grading Option.
The regular restrictions that apply to the use of Pass/Fail for undergraduates have been suspended for spring 2020 classes.
The regular deadlines for covering a Spring 2020 grade with a P still apply: May 13, 2020 for graduating seniors; October 15, 2020 for all other undergraduates. Once a Spring 2020 grade has posted, students may email email@example.com to request the grade be covered with a P.
After your final grades post and before the published deadline, email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are three ways to order an official transcript:
The fastest method of obtaining your transcript is to order an electronic transcript.
We can also send documents via an express mail carrier. Our preferred carrier is UPS. Requesters may use FedEx or DHL; however, a pick-up must be scheduled and coordinated with the Registrar's Office. Please see more detailed instructions about express shipping.
We can do so when you order paper transcripts using the transcript request form (PDF). Simply select the option "Release after all grades are finalized and appear on transcript" on the form.
For electronic transcripts, you will have to monitor your grades and then order after all grades are posted.
Current and former students can make a request via e-mail, by phone or by filling out a verification request form at our office. Processing time is two business days.
Brandeis has also authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as its agent for verification of student enrollment status and degrees. Find more information about enrollment verification letters.
No. Non-Brandeis summer school courses are taken for purpose credit only. They can be used to fulfill a university requirement or a major/minor requirement, but do not count as numeric credit towards the 128 credits required to graduate from Brandeis University.
If you are an incoming mid-year student and would like to take courses during the fall semester at another institution, these courses must be pre-approved by the Registrar’s Office. Please visit our midyear student webpage for more information.
Please visit Academic Calendar Highlights. Links for more detailed calendars are available on the right side of the screen.
In general, full-time students are eligible to cross-register for one course per semester at consortium schools. Learn more about cross-registration.
Students can check their grades by logging into Workday and checking their student profile. At the end of each semester, students may have a course evaluation hold placed on their account that will prevent them from viewing their grades. This hold is removed automatically within a few hours of the student completing their course evaluations in every class.
Students can check their grade by logging into Workday and reviewing their classes. Grade changes may not be immediately available as they go through an approval process.
The student should speak to his/her class adviser in the Office of Academic Services.
Normally, students do not need to register for the second semester. The course registration should roll over into the second semester, so you do not have to add it again. If the second semester has not been added to your schedule by the first day of classes, please contact the registrar’s office.
Yes, sometimes students want to add the first semester of the thesis sequence in the spring, and they may do so. The student should fill out an add/drop form and obtain the proper signatures.
Students wishing to drop 99d for spring term may do so with the instructor's signature. The instructor must also submit to our office a letter grade for the fall term.
Graduate students can sign up for undergraduate courses by completing the add/drop form and obtaining the appropriate signatures. If the student wants graduate-level credit for the class, the student must complete the special petition form (PDF) and return it to our office.
If approved, all returning undergraduate students may take a sixth course. First-year students (freshmen) are NOT allowed to take six courses. You must visit the Office of Academic Services to get more information about the petition process. There is a fee for taking a schedule over 22 credits in any semester. Please review the University Bulletin or contact the Office of Student Financial Services for fee information.
Only graduate students can audit courses, with the permission of the instructor and their program adviser. Courses taken for audit appear on the transcript. Undergraduate students cannot audit a class and have it appear on their transcript.
Yes, students may take as many HWL modules as they wish. HWL is a noncredit activity and therefore is not calculated against the maximum credits per semester. Student can repeat an HWL module.