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Get Ready for Registration!

Before registration becomes available for the spring and fall semesters, the Office of the Registrar sets an enrollment appointment time for all undergraduate students. Your specific registration time is available to view under the "Enrollment Dates" box on the right side of your Student Center on Albert. (Summer and January term do not require registration appointments, students can register as soon as registration becomes available for those semesters).

Here is a helpful guide of what courses to take next Fall based on class year.  
FallRegGuide - Mar16

For assistance with Albert registration processes please refer to the Office of the Registrar’s Albert Registration Guide.
Some other useful links to help you through registration are our course syllabi search page, CFE (Course Faculty Evaluations) page and our Course Index.

Helpful Registration Tips:

Search for Classes

Use the course search function on Albert to find classes. When viewing the search results, be sure to:

- Write down the class number of each proposed course, as you will need it to register.
- Make a note of courses that also require a permission number to register (see step 6 for more on permission numbers.)
- Read the departmental notes to determine if there are any course prerequisites or registration restrictions.

Be sure to read important pre-registration e-mails from the Advising Office specifying specific courses that you should take based on your class year and/or major or concentration.

New Courses for Fall 2016

For a full listing of open spring courses along with course descriptions and other important information, see the course index or Albert.

Health Economics (ECON-UB 140)/3 units
Prerequisite: ECON-UB 1 (Micro).
Counts towards ECON concentration.

This course will provide an introduction to the field of health economics. We will apply economic principles and empirical methods to study topics in health and medical care, including the demand for medical care and medical insurance, institutions in the health sector, economics of information applied to the market for health insurance and for health care, measurement and valuation of health, and competition in health care delivery. Our emphasis will be on the United States, with a brief treatment of health economics research in other countries and comparisons of health systems in other developed and less developed countries.

Retail Strategy (MKTG-UB 88)/2 units
Prerequisite: MKTG-UB 1.
Counts towards MKTG concentration & Luxury Marketing Track.
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the forces that shape the retail industry. What are the demographic, economic, competitive and technological developments that are transforming the marketplace? How do these parameters impact consumer behavior? Consequently, how to they impact the effectiveness of retailers’ business models? Retailing is totally reconfigured by new entrants and the use of technology. What defines success for these new entrants and what are their long-term prospects? What defined failure for retailers that once dominated the marketplace? By the end of this course students will have developed: a. An understanding of frameworks used to analyze retailers’ positioning b. Tools to evaluate retail concepts and their performance c. An understanding of retail operations and strategy d. An introduction to tools used by equity analysts when valuing/investing in different companies.

Retail Management & Merchandising (MKTG-UB 89)/2 units
Prerequisite: MKTG-UB 1.
Counts towards MKTG concentration & Luxury Marketing Track.

In retail today there are new opportunities and failures at every turn.  One cornerstone to retail and B2C e-comm. success is having a strong Merchandising team.  This team of Buyers and Merchandise Planners must be able to identify changes in marketplace trends and their customers’ tastes.  They must know the magic price for a given product or services, which locations and web sites will sell it best, understand when to make it available to the consumer and buy the right quantity. This course is directed primarily to those students whose career goals are in brick and mortar retail and/or e-tail.  It is focused on acquainting students with tools used by Buyers and Planners to address the issues mentioned above.  Students will develop an understanding of their role, responsibilities and interactions in a retail organization and gain a familiarity with the concepts and skills needed to succeed in entry level buying/planning positions and those a level or two higher.  Particular focus is placed on fashion merchandising, its supply chain and on interpreting retail reports to identify opportunities and issues and determine actions.  

Sustainability for Competitive Advantage (MULT-UB 68)/3 units
Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing
Counts towards Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy & Management Minors.

This course will help students learn what business is expecting from future leaders in a  competitive business market where environmental issues, social challenges and social media transparency require companies to mainstream sustainability into corporate strategy.  Students will develop an effective leadership perspective through pursuit of the following learning objectives: 1) to become familiar with the key environmental and social issues effecting business decision-making today, 2) to understand the evolution of corporate response—from compliance to engagement to innovation, 3) to develop some of the skills required for leading in this new social and political environment (e.g. multi-stakeholder management),  4) to explore the efficiencies and innovations being developed by corporate leaders in pursuit of sustainability, 5) to explore innovations in finance (true cost accounting, net positive value, social impact bonds), and 6) to become familiar with the latest consumer insight research on sustainability.

MBA Courses for Eligible Undergraduates

For information regarding eligibility and applying to take these and other MBA level courses, please contact Saige Martinez ( 


Meet with Your Adviser to Complete the Plan of Study

You are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment to discuss your proposed plan of study in advance of your registration appointment time.

During the week leading up to fall course registration and during the week of registration, the Advising Team suspends their regular 30-minute appointment schedule and holds 15-minute quick visit appointments to accommodate more student appointments.  You can sign up for these 15-minute appointment using the Advising Appointment System on Albert.

Please also note that for quick questions, you can always come in for a quick visit appointment which occurs every day, Monday-Friday 3:30-4:45pm - sign-up is at the front desk of the Advising Office on a first-come, first-served basis.

Waitlisting and the SWAP Feature


Adding your name to a course waitlist does not guarantee enrollment.

After a certain period, course waitlists are deactivated for the term. If you have not been able to enroll in the waitlisted course by this time, it is no longer an option for your schedule.
- Fall/Spring Waitlist Deactivation: The last day of the 2nd week of classes (the last day of Albert registration)
- Summer/January Term Waitlist Deactivation: The last day of Albert registration for the session

If you plan to add your name to a waitlist, please be aware:
- Not all courses have a waitlist option
- Waitlists can become full
- You may need to use the SWAP feature to add yourself to a waitlist (see below)
- You will not be permitted to waitlist for a course for which you don't meet the prerequisites, if there is a time conflict with another enrolled class, or if the addition of that course would exceed the 18-unit semester limit
- Monitor your waitlist position as it may change; if you have set up the wait list properly, you will be automatically enrolled in the course if you move up to the first position and space becomes available. You will not be notified of this change.

The Swap Feature
If you plan to add yourself to a course waitlist you may need to use the swap function.

To "SWAP," you must register for a back-up course and then set up a swap. Once you have enrolled in a back-up class:
1. Log on to your Student Center on Albert
2. Select the Enroll tab
3. Select the SWAP tab
4. Select the course from your schedule that can be dropped (the “back-up course”)
5. Enter the Class Number of the preferred class
6. Make sure to check “waitlist if class is full”
7. Finish swapping
Albert will only drop you from your back-up if it is able to enroll you from the waitlist into your preferred course.

You may not retroactively set up a swap if you are already on the waitlist for your preferred course. To set up a swap, you'd need to drop yourself from the waitlist and follow the steps above.

If you waitlisted for a course without setting up a swap and you remain on the waitlist, Albert will not enroll you in the course (even if you move to number 1 on the wait list) if:

1. The units from the course will exceed the 18-unit limit
2. There is a time conflict with a course in which you are currently enrolled
3. The course is the same course but a different section of a class in which you are already enrolled
You can also see pages 9-11 of the Albert Registration Guide or watch the chapter that covers Waitlisting using SWAP on the Albert "How To" video.

If Necessary, Obtain Permission Numbers and/or Special Authorization to Register

If you are approved to take a course that requires a permission number or special authorization to register, you should contact the department offering the course to determine if you are eligible to enroll and to inquire about the necessary steps to obtain a permission number, and/or other special registration authorization.

Verify Your Schedule

You should always verify your registration on Albert by reviewing your final schedule. Be sure to correct all registration mistakes before the first day of classes to avoid financial penalties. Pay special attention to the start dates of all of your classes as some schools of the University offer courses in special sessions.  Please also make sure that you are enrolled in at least 12 credits (full time) unless you are in your second semester of your senior year and you can be part time (enrolled in less than 12 credits) and still be on track to succesfully complete your degree requirements.

Tuition and Fees

New York University sets tuition payment deadlines for each fall, winter, spring, and summer semester. These deadlines are printed on the Office of the Bursar's website.

In addition to payment information, please review the following financial resources also found on the Office of the Bursar's website:

Study Away Registration

Pre-departure Registering: When looking for classes, remember to select your site as an advanced option while using the course search feature. Students may not take more than two Stern (-UB) courses at any one NYU Study Away site.

Registering while abroad: Registration may take place during or very close to a class recess. Be sure to prepare accordingly so that you are able register at your scheduled registration date and time (which is listed on Albert in Eastern Daylight Time).

Registration Reminders:

  • Check your degree audit using the "Academics Requirement" tool on Albert to ensure you are enrolling in the spring courses that put you on track for graduation
  • Check for any Registration holds on your Student Center
  • All students must be enrolled in 12-18 credits to be considered in good academic standing (except 2nd semester seniors)
  • Don't forget to enter your Emergency Contact Information which includes a cell phone number and an emergency contact. You will not be able to register or use Albert until this information has been entered.

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