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New Student FAQ

When do I register for classes? What classes should I take?

First-year students register for fall classes during Wildcat Welcome Week -- i.e. new student orientation -- the week before fall term begins. You will meet with your academic adviser to discuss course options.

Transfer students: send your transcript to your academic adviser, Michelle Telefici, as soon as possible to discuss what credits may transfer from your previous school, and to plan a course of study going forward. Learn more.

Do I need to declare a major right away?

No. Students do not need to declare a major until sophomore year.

How do I get to campus? Where do I park?

View information about our location, parking, and drop-off/pick-up on our Getting to Campus page.

How do I get a dorm room?

Campus housing is managed by Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). As soon as your submit your deposit to NU-Q as a new student, you can apply for campus housing. Learn more.

Where can I find food on campus?

View a list of dining options at Education City.

I am a transfer student. Do I need to participate in Wildcat Welcome Week?

Yes. Wildcat Welcome Week is mandatory for all incoming undergraduate first-year and transfer students.

Not a student yet but want to become one?

Apply for admission to NU-Q.

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