Direct Admission to the College

An honor for the College’s top incoming freshmen

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