Take Your First Steps
Welcome to Washington University in St. Louis and the College of Arts & Sciences! We are so excited to have you here. The College believes that a full life is an intellectual, moral, and creative endeavor of meaning and purpose, and we are here to help you begin that journey.
So how do you begin? This page includes some important choices to consider as you plan for your first year and your career at WashU.
First-Year Programs and Seminars
In Arts & Sciences, some of our renowned faculty have created innovative First-Year Programs that can last for one semester or five with the chance to participate in fieldwork, independent research, or international travel.
How do you sign up for classes for the fall? What classes will be offered this fall? Our Registration 101 guide will help you find all the answers you're looking for!