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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).

Click on the chart below for recommendations of courses to consider:
Spring Reg Guide

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 and Featured Classes

For full course descriptions and more information, see the course index or Albert.

New & Featured Courses for Sring 2016:

Economics of Chinese Entertainment Media & Technology (ECON-UB 125)/2 credits
Pre-requisite: ECON-UB 1 and sophomore standing or higher
Counts towards ECON concentration.

This course focuses on the economic issues the Chinese entertainment, media and technology industries are facing. Specific coverage will be given to the film, television, publishing, internet and broader technology sectors.

Great Entrepreneurs (ECON-UB 219)/3 units
Prerequisite: ECON-UB 1 (Micro). Open to freshmen and above
Counts towards ECON concentration.

Explore and find the lessons in the stories of great entrepreneurs, past and present, from around the world. Are some environments more conducive to innovation than others? How do values and institutions constrain entrepreneurial opportunities and achievements? What qualities of character do great entrepreneurs possess? Are "disruptors" of the status quo productive and/or dangerous (e.g., Steve Jobs)? To grapple with these and other questions, we will examine the manifold aspects of entrepreneurship in its social, political, and economic environments

Data Bootcamp (ECON-UB 232)/3 units
No Prerequisites. Open to freshmen and above
Counts towards ECON concentration.

Data Bootcamp is about nuts and bolts data analysis. You will learn about economic, financial, and business data, and enough about computer programming to make sense of it. Applications include some or all of: leading economic indicators; country indicators; bond and equity returns; stock options; income by zip code; “long tail” sales data; innovation diffusion curves; attendance data for plays and sports teams; and many others. We will use Python, a popular high-level computer language that’s widely used in finance, consulting, and other parts of the business world. “High-level” means that it’s less painful than most (the hard work is done by the language and its collection of tools), but it’s a serious language with extensive capabilities. “Analysis” means primarily graphical descriptions that summarize the properties of data in ways that are helpful to managers.  For more, Google "NYU Data Bootcamp".

Projects in Programming (INFO-UB 24)/3 units
No Prerequisites. Open to freshmen and above
Counts towards Information Systems concentration.

This is a project-based course, for students that are already familiar with the basics of programming in Python and SQL, and want to apply this knowledge to a topic of their interest. The course is designed to allow students to explore topics of their interest, and work closely with the instructor to learn the concepts and technologies that are required to take their own project to completion.

Analytics & the Digital Economy (INFO-UB 44)/3 units
No Prerequisites. Open to freshmen and above
Counts towards Information Systems concentration.

This course is an entry-level, project-based class for students interested in gaining exposure to how data science and analysis are being used in leading firms (principally using R, Tableau, and Excel). No prior knowledge of these tools is necessary. A great class for students interested in acquiring the technical skills becoming increasingly relevant in disciplines such as finance, HR, and marketing.  

Decision Making Under Uncertainty (MULT-UB 16)/3 units
Prerequisite: STAT-UB 1 or higher. Open to freshmen and above
Counts towards Statistics and Operations Management concentrations.
This course introduces the basic concepts, principles, and techniques of decision making under uncertainty. Learn how to model complex business problems that involve risk and uncertainty with the help of spreadsheet models. The course covers analytical models such as Decision Tree, Stochastic Optimization, Simulation & Optimization, and Dynamic Optimization. The course is hands-on. The emphasis will be on model formulation and interpretation of results, not on mathematical theory.

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 second half of the week prior to the fall and spring registration periods and 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.

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.

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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