First-Year Students
Registration Information

Registration Tip Sheet 

Registration Holds 

Students should check their CAESAR account for registration holds well in advance of their registration appointment to avoid any delays once enrollment begins.  Please keep in mind that there are many types of holds and the majority are not managed by the Undergraduate Engineering Office.  You can view details on a hold, information on required steps for that hold to be lifted, and details on which department oversees that hold in CAESAR.  

First-Year Course Enrollment Information

Registration Tip Sheet

Visit this link for tips on using CAESAR: https://www.northwestern.edu/ses/students/registration/tip-sheet.html

Non-McCormick Courses

For information on non-McCormick courses taken by the majority of our students, such as Math & Chem, please see the following link:


Design Thinking and Communication 1 and 2 (DTC)

Listing in CAESAR: DSGN 106 (.5 credit) AND ENGL 106 (.5 credit)

DTC has three components each time you enroll (listed below).  Concurrent enrollment in all three is needed to avoid registration errors.

DTC-1 is offered Fall and Winter (DSGN/ENGL 106-1).  DTC-2 is offered each Spring (DSGN/ENGL 106-2).  Multiple sections are offered each term and do not require a permission number.  Please enroll in an open section along with a Monday discussion.

Showing enrollment example for DTC-1:

  • DSGN 106-1-XX  (XX = section number)
  • ENGL 106-1-XX (XX = section number selected above)
  • DSGN 106-1-60 or -61 (Monday discussion) 

Please fill out this form if you need any additional support enrolling

Engineering Analysis 2 (EA 2) Trailer

Listing in CAESAR: GEN_ENG 205-2

This trailer if offered for McCormick students who still need to complete EA 2. The class does not require a permission number to enroll. Please fill out this form if you have difficulty registering for EA2.

Engineering Analysis 3 (EA 3)

Listing in CAESAR: GEN_ENG 205-3

At your enrollment time, if you believe you have a special circumstance that necessitates enrolling in a currently closed section of EA 3, please submit your request to Ashley Silverstein at ashley.silverstein@northwestern.edu. At this time we can not honor requests to switch sections. 

We will accommodate requests where possible but must stay within the enrollment limits for each section and, unfortunately, cannot guarantee we will grant every request.  The remaining seats will be opened during the first week of the spring quarter. If you see a class open, please register for that class.

Honors Engineering Analysis 4

Listing in CAESAR: GEN_ENG 206-4

Invites to join Honors EA4 are sent out the week before registration, along with permission. If you encounter any problems registering for Honors EA4, please contact mccormick-school@northwestern.edu.

If you were not invited, but you would like added to the waitlist, please submit this form by March 3rd.