International students need to wait until just before arrival to officially register, but you can browse for classes and contact faculty of classes you are interested in taking.

Course research

Become familiar with course offerings on CAESAR, the Northwestern class registration and course information software.

Note that as an exchange student, it is not always necessary to have the exact prerequisite classes listed. If a prerequisite is listed, you can contact the professor and provide proof that you have the skills necessary to succeed in the course. For more information, contact Greg Buchanan.


You will receive an appointment time window to officially sign up for classes. If a class is full, it is possible to contact the professor to see if you can still get a permission number to take the class. The IPD Office can assist you if necessary.