Brandeis Summer School

Visiting Summer Students from Other Colleges and Universities

Since the Brandeis Summer School is an open admission program and relies on the assumption that each student knows best what they want and can do, visiting students do not need to provide transcripts or proof that a course prerequisite has been satisfied.

Visiting students should check with their home institution (typically their Registrar's Office) regarding the transferability of Brandeis courses back to your school. To assist you in obtaining this permission, we have provided information on course levels and course numbering at Brandeis, as well as copies of past summer course syllabi. One Brandeis semester course credit is equivalent to four units or four credit hours at other universities.

As degree regulations vary among schools, students taking a pass/fail course or one of the few Brandeis courses that are graded as "Credit/No Credit," you should obtain approval from your home institution prior to the summer session.

After your Brandeis summer course has been completed, visiting students need to request an official transcript be sent to their home institution. Federal laws require that the student initiate all transcript requests. This can be done either online in Workday (the Brandeis registration and records system) or via paper forms which are available through the Brandeis Registrar's Office.

Visiting Student Registration

To begin the registration process, visiting students should complete this brief form to create a new Brandeis student record.

After completing the new student form, you will receive an email within 24-48 hours with a unique Brandeis Student ID number. The delay in receiving your ID number is because each student is checked against existing records to make sure a student does not already have a record in our system and our system must update overnight.

Once you have been emailed your Brandeis Student ID number, you will be able to create your unique Brandeis Identity and create your own confidential password. The username you select for your Brandeis Identity will also create your "" email address, and serve as your log-in to Workday where you can register and pay for summer classes.

Once you have your Brandeis Identity, you can then complete your course registration in Workday using the steps found in this helpful PDF guide for Searching and Registering for Courses in Workday.

Additional step-by-step Job Aids and Video Tutorials for using Workday are available online here.


Our official Brandeis email communications with you will be directed to your "" email address.

For your convenience, you may set your email to forward messages to the email address you use most often. If you do not forward your Brandeis email to the account you use most often, be sure to check your Brandeis email account frequently.

Once you have enrolled in classes, you will receive a email message to your Brandeis email with information you will find useful as your summer session approaches. Information about campus parking, class locations, and summer activities will be delivered to your Brandeis email shortly before classes begin.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is not available for visiting students through Brandeis. However, you may want to contact the Financial Aid Office at your home college or university to see if there are financial aid options available to you.

International Students and Student Visas

Sadly, the Brandeis Summer School is not is unable to issue or sponsor student visas as the Special Student program does not meet the full-time enrollment definition set forth by the Department of Homeland Security required for the student visa status.

For individuals who are in the U.S. in another non-immigrant visa status (non-U.S. citizens, non-U.S. permanent residents/green card holders), participation in courses as a Summer School Course should be within the terms of the visa status for which you are presently in the U.S.

It is the responsibility of the student to make certain they may take courses under their current visa status. Please check first with the sponsor of your visa (current college or university or current employer) to make sure you would not violate the terms of your visa by taking a class as a Summer School Student.