New Undergraduate Registration Information

By following these instructions, you will register for classes using Sage, our online registration system.

For information on how to add, drop and swap classes in Sage and use Class Search in Sage, please download the Sage Student User Guide (PDF).

Additional information for new students can be found on Academic Advising for New Students.

2020-2021 Academic Year

Brandeis will be operating and holding classes during the fall 2020 semester and has updated its academic calendar with classes beginning on August 26. We will announce further details regarding class format and scheduling changes, as well as registration dates, as decisions are made. Numerous factors, especially state and federal health guidelines, impact how courses will be offered this fall and we appreciate your patience as we continue to make adjustments.

Fall UWS Selection

All new students starting in fall 2020 may enroll in an open section of UWS on a seat-available basis. If a section is closed, students may add themselves to the demand list. Students on the demand list will be notified by the Registrar's office if a seat becomes available.

Students placed in COMP after taking the Online Writing Assessment may swap into any open section of COMP on a seat-available basis.

Students who do not enroll in a fall UWS will select a spring UWS during the registration period for spring 2021.

UWS is a required first-year seminar. For details about classes, please see the University Writing Program website.

Registration: Jul 23-26 (first-year students only) 

For Fall-Entry Students

Online registration for all fall semester 2020 classes will take place in Sage. Class registration is conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, so please register early to maximize course choice. Students will be notified of the dates for this registration period once they have been determined.

For Midyear-Entry (January) Students

Online registration for all spring semester 2021 classes will take place in Sage beginning at 10 a.m. on December 16. An email with registration instructions will be sent to all midyear students in early December.

Placement Tests and Placement Information (foreign languages, chemistry, mathematics and physics)
Students who plan to take a foreign language, chemistry, mathematics or physics class must review the information on placement and complete the appropriate placement test prior to registering.

Fall Registration Period

Registration for fall 2020 will open for all students on Monday, July 27, 2020 and will run until Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.