Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Welcome to Weinberg College! We’re sure you already have questions, and we’re eager to help you find answers. Your summer checklist is a ready source of most of the information you need to complete Weinberg-specific tasks this summer. In addition, the Weinberg Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising and your peer advisers will host a lively online community. Check your Northwestern email in mid-May for an invitation to join the conversation.
Weinberg College's Online Dossier
All students in Weinberg College are required to compile an online dossier by June 30.
What is the dossier?
- An online introduction. Your advisers and first-year seminar instructor will use the information in your dossier to get a sense of your past accomplishments and your plans for the next four years.
- A resource for identifying classes to take in the fall, winter, or spring quarter. As you compile the dossier, it will suggest classes for your consideration. If you took an AP or IB exam, for example, your dossier will indicate whether you can expect to earn credit in that subject area and which class would be a logical next step.
- An opportunity for self-reflection. Your dossier will prompt you to look back on your high school experience and look ahead to what you hope to learn in your first quarter and beyond.
Placement Exams and Assessments
Review the Placement Exams and Assessments page to learn if you must take any exams or assessments before the deadline, which is June 15 for most students. Please note that all Weinberg students are required demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at a level that is equivalent to two years of college-level language instruction. If you have previously studied a language other than English, review the language placement exam information on the exams and assessments page for more information.
Looking Ahead to Fall Quarter Course Registration
Academic advising and fall quarter registration occur within the Purple Prep period, prior to students arriving to campus. You will learn more this summer about the Weinberg advising opportunities that will fully prepare you for fall quarter course registration on September 9 or 10. You will also participate in a virtual peer adviser group meeting in early September for additional support. Learn what a peer adviser is and when you’ll hear from yours.
Your registration appointment day and time will be announced in late July. You share an appointment time with your peer adviser group, allowing your PA and a school staff member to virtually support your group during your registration block. More information regarding advising and registration, along with when you can begin looking at available courses, will be released in August’s Purple Prep email.
Email Us Anytime
Don’t hesitate to email Weinberg College advisers directly, especially when it concerns confidential matters—AP/IB scores, placement exam results, and the like. Get in touch with us at email@example.com, and an adviser will gladly help you.