McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
Advising and Registration
Welcome to advising and registration at McCormick. Here you’ll find information on all the administrative details of studying at McCormick: How to register for courses, who to talk to if you need help, all the registration forms you’ll need, and important dates and deadlines. You can also get more information about interesting course offerings, duplicate courses, and how to use your AP/IB credits toward your McCormick degree.
Advising at McCormick is structured to provide students with reliable, individualized attention throughout their undergraduate experience. As freshmen, engineering students meet regularly with faculty advisors to select courses and familiarize themselves with McCormick. At the end of the first year, each student transitions to a faculty advisor from the major he or she has declared. The student and departmental advisor are then able to build a relationship during the rest of the student's college years and beyond.
Along with faculty advisors, the staff of the Undergraduate Engineering Office is available to assist students with issues ranging from registration and major selection to study abroad and student activities. The McCormick undergraduate website serves as the online hub for student resources, including registration deadlines, student organizations, administrative forms, and the student handbook. Students are also encouraged to take advantage of academic support programs such as the Gateway Science Workshop and Tech Tutoring. The staff of the Walter P. Murphy Cooperative Engineering Education Program counsels students on arranging co-op and internship experiences, resume-building, networking, and other activities essential to joining the workforce.
Log in to CAESAR to add and drop classes, view your student account information, and pay bills.
Some courses at the University cover substantially the same subject matter. If you take two courses considered duplicates, only one of them will count toward your degree. Avoid this mistake — check this list.
Keep up with important dates and deadlines for registration, including add/drop deadlines, advising times, study plan due dates, and much more.
Changing your major or adviser? Graduating soon? Transferring credit to McCormick from another school? Don’t forget your paperwork — and the forms you’ll need to complete it.
Your comprehensive guide to academic life at McCormick, with information on tutoring, degree requirements, declaring a major, using CAESAR, and more. (PDF)
Need help with first- and second-year math and science coursework? Drop by the Tech Tutoring center — graduates and upper-class undergrads are ready to help!
McCormick students can take up to eight quarter courses on a P/N (Pass/No Credit) basis. Find out more about eligibility for P/N grading.
Northwestern’s Academic Advising Center can answer your questions on academic topics that go beyond your McCormick coursework.
Learn which Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests you can apply to your McCormick coursework.
Advising & Registration
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Engineering