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Welcome to CASPAR

CASPAR is the College of Arts & Science Pre-major Academic Resource. We help pre-major students in the College of Arts and Science define their academic and future interests. Our dedicated academic advisers provide specialized support as students navigate course selection, choosing a major, and understanding university policies. We are excited to work with you throughout your first three semesters at Vanderbilt!


CASPAR Summer Advising Registration Form


Welcome to Incoming First-Year Students

We welcome you into your first steps towards the Vanderbilt community. To get you started, please review the following information linked below:

Later in May you will be receiving an email from your adviser with more information about Fall registration.

  • First-Year Welcome : Includes a timeline of what course registration for your first semester will look like for you.
  • AXLE Guide : An overview of the College of Arts and Science liberal arts and writing requirements.


For a more detailed look at the 2023 - 2024 Academic Calendar, please see here .