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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 July 31.

What is the dossier?

Placement Exams and Assessments

Review the Placement Exams and Assessments page for information on placement exams and assessments in biology, calculus, chemistry, and languages other than English.  Although the deadline to complete any exams relevant to your plans is July 31, it may be to your advantage to take exams well before that date

Additional Placement Exams guidance for your school can be found in Purple Prep's mid-May email.

Fall Quarter Course Registration

You will register for fall courses during Wildcat Welcome, after arriving to campus. Your academic adviser will assist you at that time in understanding degree requirements and guide you in determining which classes to take in your first quarter. Your peer adviser will also provide you with advice from a student lens.

You do not need to make class selections or prepare a course schedule prior to meeting with your academic adviser during Wildcat Welcome.

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, and an adviser will gladly help you.