|Registration, Lottery and Waitlist FAQs|
|Last Semester of Study|
- Fall Semester Registration - January Travel
- Spring Semester Registration - Spring Break and May Travel
For DBi course registration, the January courses are considered part of the Fall term, and the March and May courses are part of the Spring term.
No special application is required. Students follow the same lottery (including assigning a priority rank to this class), waitlist, free credit and registration procedures for DBi courses as for any other class in the given term. A maximum of 6 DBi credits (DBIN-GB.3XXX.OA) can count toward the MBA program.
January and May DBi course credits fall outside of the semester and, therefore, do not count for the Fall or Spring semester credit load limits: 15 for full-time students and 9 for part-time. Credit overload or acceleration approval is not required for these DBi courses.
November DBi course credits are within the Fall semester and, therefore, are included in the credit maximums.
March DBi course credits are within the Spring semester and, therefore, are included in the credit maximums.
Note for Langone Program students: The January travel class is not part of the Winter Intensive. It is a fall course even though it travels abroad in January. Along the same line, May travel class is part of the Spring Semester even though the travel occurs in the Summer I session.
You may locate DBi courses on the Office of Records and Registration's website on their Course Schedule.
Ranking matters for all classes. If you truly want any course, you should consider giving it the highest ranking. Many DBi offerings are highly subscribed. The rank you give a desired DBi will impact your chances of receiving a seat in the lottery.
Priority for all electives (e.g., DBi) is for graduating students. This increases the chances for graduating students to receive the electives that they need or want most before they graduate.
It depends on how many students are in that same category. The lottery was designed by students and is an effort to provide an equitable allocation of classes. The lottery randomly selects among equals. Should a student not receive a seat in the lottery, placement and condideration on the waitlist is given according to the rank that they gave the course in the lottery.
Students must place themselves on the waitlist, if they are still interested in the course during drop/add.
As with all courses, seats become available as students make changes to their schedules. Additionally, seats open up when deposits and program fee payments are not made by the deadline. In order to be considered for a closed DBi, it is crucial for students to put themselves on the waitlist for their desired DBi.
The waitlist is ordered by the same criteria as the lottery: graduation cohort and lottery ranking (i.e., students who are closer to graduation will receive priority according to the rank they gave the course in the lottery).
Yes, anyone may add themselves to the waitlist. Students who did not select and rank the course in the lottery may still place themselves on the waitlist. However, priority goes to those students who ranked but did not receive the course in the lottery.
Unfortunately, we can't. Stern works very closely with partner schools to bring about these offerings. It usually takes one year from proposal to delivery. The partner schools have strict limits on how many students they can coordinate and accommodate. There are many parts to DBi offerings such as partner school professors, grading, buses, tickets to events, corporate visits (with their own maximums of how many students they'll see), hotel rooms, dinners, cultural events, to name just a few. To offer these courses at the Stern level of academic quality and at the low cost to students takes a lot of creative work and long hours for both MBA International Programs and the partner school.
We have successfully negotiated for additional sections in the past but we know before the lottery runs what flexibility we have in those negotiations. If seats are not open by the time the lottery results have been posted, it means there is no flexibility with that particular offering.
The lottery provides us with a great indication of the interest in the DBi offerings so we would act immediately on any increase in seats.
The spirit behind DBi is to provide an opportunity for an international educational experience to those students who are either not able to afford the time or choose not to spend a full semester abroad (e.g., work, job search, family). In that spirit, all students who have satisfied their Stern Core requirements (except Professional Responsibility) and are in good academic standing are eligible to participate in DBi.
Students pay Stern tuition and registration fees for the credits, an additional DBi program fee, and their other travel-related costs. Payment of the non-refundable program fee is required to secure a seat in the course. Please check the course syllabus for specific cost details.
The DBi program maintains its own policies and timetables for drops, withdrawals, and refunds, and Stern’s regular policies and timetables do not apply. It is the student's responsibility to know the registration and Bursar dates of the DBi offering.
Please note the below table is for tuition only. The DBi Program Fee is non-refundable.
|100% Tuition Only||Drop before or on the day of the Pre-Departure class session|
|0% Tuition Only||Withdrawal after the Pre-Departure class session|
During the drop period, the course is deleted from the transcript and refunds are granted according to the schedule indicated above. During the withdrawal period, students may withdraw from full-semester classes and receive a grade of "W." No refunds are granted for withdrawals. The effective date of any drop or withdrawal is the date the student drops the course on-line, submits the add/drop form in person, the letter is postmarked, or the fax is received (fax: 212-995-4424).
Students wishing an exception to this published DBi refund schedule may petition the MBA Academic Policy Board in writing and document the circumstances warranting consideration. As always, travel required for a job or other job-related issues, including recruiting, are not reasons for an exception to the refund policy. All dates for all courses must be considered carefully before registration. Requests should be submitted to the MBA Academic Policy Board's online petition application: http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/academic/affairs/arc/login_form.
See the Registration/Bursar Schedule for exact dates.
If the DBi course is taken as part of the student's last semester, the student may lottery and register as usual and should note the following:
Students may not lottery for any course as their free course, including DBi. Only if seats are available during the drop/add period, a student may use a course, including DBi, as their free course.
Graduation and DBi:
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