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Class 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. To view your time, select the Enrollment Date tab in 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).

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.

Registration Steps:

1. Enter your Emergency Contact Information

NYU students are required to enter 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 are entered.

You should also confirm that your personal information (i.e. your address) listed on Albert is accurate. You can update information that is incorrect or has changed directly in your Student Center.

2. Check for Registration Holds

The University blocks registration for students who are not in compliance with certain regulations (i.e., state immunization regulations), who owe an outstanding balance, etc., by placing a hold on the student's record.

You can view all holds by checking the "Holds" tab in your Student Center on Albert. If a hold appears, click on "details" and follow the instructions provided to resolve otherwise, you will not be able to register. A hold can take more than a day to resolve so it is best to check for them well in advance of your registration appointment time.

It is also a good idea to check the “To Do List” tab in your student center for messages from the Office of Financial Aid.

3. 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.

4. New and Featured Classes

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

New Courses for Fall 2015:
INFO-UB 70: Globalization, Open Innovation, Crowd Sourcing
Pre-requisite: MGMT-UB 1 (Management and Organizations)
Restrictions: Juniors and Seniors only
Counts towards: Information Systems Concentration

INFO-UB 23: Introduction to Programming and Data Science
Counts towards: Information Systems Concentration and BEMT Minor

FINC-UB 44: Portfolio Management
Pre-requisite: FINC-UB 2 (Foundations of Finance)
Counts towards: Finance Concentration

FINC-UB 46: Advanced Futures and Options 
Pre-requisite: FINC-UB 43 (Futures and Options)
Counts towards: Finance Concentration and Advanced Mathematical Methods Minor

FINC-UB 68: Financial Analysis in Entertainment/Media Technology 
Pre-requisite: FINC-UB 7 (Corporate Finance)
Counts towards: Finance Concentration

MKTG-UB 16: Mobile for Managers
Pre-requisites: MKTG-UB 1 (Intro to Marketing)
Counts towards: Marketing Concentration and BEMT Minor

Featured course for Fall 2015:
MULT-UB 105: Emerging Innovations in the Energy Industry
Counts towards: Social Entrepreneurship, Public Policy & Management and Environmental Science minors

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Semester Credit Limits

12 units: Minimum number of units to retain full time standing
18 units: Maximum number of units covered under full time tuition

Students must be enrolled in at least 12 units to retain full-time standing. Failure to enroll in at least 12 units could result in Academic Probation.

Seniors in their final semester may take fewer than 12 units if that is all that is needed to complete degree requirements. There are financial aid and tuition implications for going part-time. Students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Adviser (link) if they think they will be in this situation.

Students may request to increase their semester credit-load beyond 18 for a given semester. Approval for this is at the discretion of the Advising Office based on a number of factors. You must meet with an adviser to discuss this option and its implications. Taking more than 18 units will result in additional tuition and fees.

9. 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.

10. Pay Your Tuition

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 Dates

Fall: mid April (for current students)
January term: late October
Spring: mid November
Summer: early February

Specific dates for a term will be released once they are set by the Registrar.

Academic Calendar


New & Featured Classes for Fall 2015

New FA15 courses