First-Year Student Information
This portion of the website can guide you through the tasks to complete before starting school, as well as some programs and resources for first-year students.
Your Student Dossier
By filling in your online Student Dossier, your academic preferences, AP scores and placement exam scores will be catalogued. The dossier will be shared with your faculty advisor, who will use this information to suggest classes and begin planning for your first year.
Learn more about the Student Dossier
Placement exams and credit
AP and IB test scores may place you in more advanced classes or give you college credit, as can any college classes taken in high school. If you will be taking college classes in foreign language, chemistry or physics, you may need to take a placement test to determine your appropriate level.
Find details on placement and credit
Most students’ fall-quarter schedules will include a first-year seminar, a foreign language class and two additional classes. You will want to consider your possible academic focus and the distribution requirements for all Weinberg students. See our recommendations as you start your exploration.
Choose your first-year courses
ARCH Scholars program
ARCH Scholars programs are designed to support first-year Weinberg students in quantitative disciplines of biology, chemistry, economics and mathematics. Programs include the Bio&ChemEXCEL and BRIDGE summer programs, as well as the NU Bioscientist academic-year program.
Explore and apply to these programs
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