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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 June 30.

What is the dossier?

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, and an adviser will gladly help you.