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Frequently Asked Questions

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 7th.

For more detailed information on Fall 2017 registration, please check out the Registration Information page.

Questions? Email us at uc.advising@stern.nyu.edu. TIP: When emailing us, please be sure to include your full, legal name and your University ID number ( your "N" number).

Academics & Registration

When can I start registering for fall classes?

Registration will take place on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017.

For more information on how to prepare for your arrival at NYU, check out Next Stop NYU

How do I find my specific registration day/time?

After logging into your Student Center on Albert, there will be a box on the right side of the screen entitled "Enrollment Dates." This will display the date and time for which you can register for the following semester.

Having trouble navigating Albert? Check out the Registrar's complete Registration help guide for step-by-step instructions on using the Albert system.

Am I required to meet with an adviser before I register for fall classes?

You won't meet with an adviser until you're on campus in late August for Orientation. Fear not; everything you need to know is detailed on our Registration Information page. Feel free to also check out our webcast coming in late May:
  • For BS in Business students, click here
  • For BS in Business and Political Economy, click here.
We will also be hosting Call-In Days prior to registration where you can speak with a member of our advising team and/or a current student. Just call in at (212) 998-4020.
  • Friday, April 29; 1:00 – 4:30 PM
  • Friday, June 2; 1:00 – 4:30 PM
  • Monday, June 5; 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, June 6; 1:00 – 4:30 PM

What classes should I be taking this fall?

Check out our Registration Information page for required and suggested courses for your first year fall semester.

How do I know whether my AP/IB/GCE-A level scores have been received and processed?

AP Exam scores:
If you sent your AP scores via the College Board with your NYU Admissions application, they will be added to your file. Self-reported scores from the admissions application will not be added to your file.  

Any remaining scores must be sent to NYU through the College Board. AP scores tend to arrive at NYU by the first week of July and are then processed and added to your record by the Admissions Office. You can then use the AP Calculus scores as a prerequisite to register yourself for classes like Microeconomics in Albert once they have been processed. We cannot accept e-mails or phoned scores as proof of score.  

Albert can only act on official information that has been received and processed by NYU, so, if your results will not be out until after this initial registration period, you will not be able to enroll in a class that would require that score. You can check to see if NYU has received your official AP scores. Simply log into Albert and use the pull-down menu under your "Academics" sections. It will be listed under "Test Scores." 

IB
If you sent your IB scores via the IBO Testing Agency with your NYU Admissions application, they will be added to your file. Self-reported scores from the admissions application will not be added to your file.  

IB scores tend to arrive at NYU by early July and are then processed and added to your record by the Admissions Office. You can then use the IB Math scores as a prerequisite to register yourself for classes like Microeconomics in Albert once they have been processed. We cannot accept e-mails or phoned scores as proof of score.  

Albert can only act on official information that has been received and processed by NYU, so, if your results will not be out until after this initial registration period, you will not be able to enroll in a class that would require that score. You can check to see if NYU has received your official IB scores. Simply log into Albert and use the pull-down menu under your "Academics" sections. It will be listed under "Test Scores". 

GCE A-level scores:
GCE A-level scores are released in mid-August. If you receive a qualifying Math score, have sent an official transcript/certificate to NYU, and want to change a course at that time, you would then need to contact the Advising Office for assistance (Albert does not recognize GCE A-level scores as prerequisites).

Please be sure you send GCE A-level transcripts electronically to the main “New York University” institution (ignore the “New York University – Stern School of Business” option). NYU must receive official scores from the testing body that are then processed into your electronic file by the Admissions Office. We cannot accept emailed, faxed, or phoned scores.

During your initial registration period, you should enroll in classes that you qualify for without your scores being in the system. When your scores do arrive at NYU, the Advising Team can assist with assessing your scheduling options. 

Can courses taken at a another college or university during high school be used for credit like AP scores?

You SHOULD NOT plan on taking college or university courses (including NYU) with the expectation that they'll transfer to NYU. Courses that were taken in the natural sciences or as electives from other institutions may be transferred for credit with a grade of "B" or better, but are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Speak to an academic adviser about your particular course once you've arrived on campus in the Fall, but note that the likelihood that a prior college course transfers is rare. Be prepared to furnish an official transcript.

Stern will not award transfer credit for previously taken college/university business coursework, but may allow these courses to be used for placement.

We want our incoming freshmen to use the summer before college to relax and begin preparing for their four-year experience at NYU Stern. Connect with fellow incoming students, begin researching NYU Stern faculty and coursework, and start thinking about what you want from your four years at NYU.

Where can I find my textbook list?

You can find your list of required textbooks through the NYU Bookstore's website.

Is 15 minutes enough time to travel from classroom to classroom?

Most (if not all) of your classes will be in/around the Washington Square Campus, so 15 minutes should be more than enough time to travel from class to class. Check out NYU's Interactive Map to figure out locations and distances between buildings. It is also strongly advised to do a test-run before classes begin so that you can familiarize yourself with the campus. Please be advised there are some courses offered at the Tandon School of Engineering location in Brooklyn, so make sure to note your class location when registering and plan accordingly.

Is there a summer reading list?

here is no official summer reading list, but if you enjoy reading, check out some of the books we've discussed in our Undergraduate Book Club:
  • The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction by Matthew Crawford
  • Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
  • Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • Amusing Ourselves to Death by P.D. James
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  • The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax

Is there a laptop requirement for NYU Stern?

Please check out NYU Stern IT's laptop requirement (2017 – 2018 updates coming early summer) and recommendations page. While you're there, browse through the rest of NYU Stern IT's website for more information on technology throughout the Stern buildings.

Student Life

When is Stern Orientation and where can I find the schedule?

NYU Stern Class of 2021 Orientation is Monday, August 28 - Friday, September 1. The schedule will be released in August 2017. Stay tuned for additional information about Orientation from the Office of Student Engagement.

If events for Stern Orientation and NYU Welcome Week happen at the same time, which events do I attend?

Stern Orientation events are mandatory and all NYU Stern students are expected to attend. There is a wide variety of NYU Welcome Week events that happen after Stern Orientation is over for the day, and you are encouraged to attend those events.

Do I have to register for Stern Orientation?

Yes, we expect all incoming students to register for Stern Orientation. You will received an email with a link to the registration form at the beginning of August.  

Study Away

When can I study away for a semester?

As an NYU Stern student you have the opportunity to study away through NYU Global Programs or NYU Stern's International Business Exchange program (IBEX). You can study away in your sophomore, junior or even senior year, depending on the program. NYU Global programs fit in best during sophomore year; IBEX is open to students after their sophomore year, including during the summer after your sophomore year, either semester of your junior year, or fall of your senior year. More detailed information can be found on the program-specific pages of our website.

When should I start making plans to study away?

It is important to meet with an Academic Adviser as early as possible in your academic career to discuss your interest in any of NYU Stern or NYU's study away programs. The earlier you begin planning, the more options and flexibility you will have.

What is the difference between Stern's International Business Exchange Program (IBEX) and NYU Study Away?

With NYU Stern's International Business Exchange program (IBEX), you enroll directly at a leading international business school and take classes with students from around the world. You earn course credits that transfer back to NYU, allowing you to stay on track with your curriculum. With NYU Study Away, you attend classes at an international NYU campus with other NYU students. You earn NYU credits that also allow you to stay on track with your curriculum.