Each year outstanding incoming freshmen are offered direct admission to the College of Arts and Sciences.
If you’re offered direct admission, you can:
- Declare a major in the College and begin your studies in the College at the start of your freshman year (all other students begin their studies in University Division, or UD)
- Declare a second major or a minor in your first semester
- Work with an advisor in your major right away, rather than beginning with a UD advisor
- Tap into other resources and support in your academic department from the very beginning of your studies