Welcome to the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis! The Freshmen Registration Guide will answer many of your registration questions and help you prepare for the first semester.
For more information about your transition to campus, including the optional Engineering Summer Weekend program, visit the First Year Center.
All Engineering freshmen take similar courses during their first semester. Generally, all students will complete a math course and physics course. Some areas of study will offer an introductory course.
- All engineering freshmen take approximately 15 units during the first semester.
- Biomedical engineering freshmen and chemical engineering freshmen will also complete Chemistry 111A and Chemistry 151 during their first semester.
- All computer science students are not required to complete physics.
Some registration questions and issues may not be resolved until you arrive on campus for orientation. There is sufficient time to resolve all issues and be fully registered before classes begin. For example, lab sections in chemistry and physics do not meet until the second week of classes. It is normal for students to be "wait listed" in some sections while departments determine how many total lab sections will be needed.