Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I contest a grade?
- What do I do if I need to take time off from Stern?
- How do I meet with an advisor?
- How do I waive a Core course?
- What if I need to speed up my program?
- How do I take a course at another NYU school?
1. Changing expected graduation date
Select 'Update Bio Information' (in the Personal Information section).
Select 'Student Info'.
Please keep in mind that expected graduation dates are frozen during lottery submission periods in the Spring, Summer, and Fall terms. Dates vary each term.
2. Contesting a grade
We recommend that you first speak with the professor directly about your grade.
Any appeal after your meeting with the professor should be made to the Department Chair for the academic department of the course in question.
You may make an appointment with the Langone Program Academic Director, Professor George D. Smith or visit him during his walk-in hours to discuss your situation at any time.
3. Independent Study
An independent study is arranged directly between the student and the sponsoring faculty member. Further details and guidelines are available under Policies & Procedures
4. Time away from Stern
Students must take a Leave of Absence
to maintain their matriculation in the program for any Fall or Spring semester during which they are not enrolled in any courses.
5. Meeting with an Advisor
Students may meet with an advisor
during walk-in advising hours, by special appointment, via phone, or via email.
6. Waiving a Core course
Core courses may be waived
either by undergraduate major/graduate degree, or by proficiency exam.
7. Speeding up your Program
In most cases, students will be able to complete their program successfully while adhering to the established credit maximum
in each semester. However in rare cases, students may be permitted to accelerate
to higher credit loads based on their circumstances.
8. Taking a course at another NYU school
Students are permitted to take up to 15 credits outside Stern, including at other NYU divisions
9. Free extra course
Students are permitted to take a free course
during their last semester of study.