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?
- 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and an adviser will gladly help you.