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Freshman Fall Registration

Initial course registration for incoming Freshmen began on Wednesday, June 7 at 10am. While this was the first day of Fall 2017 registration, course schedules can be modified throughout the summer and into the beginning of the fall semester.

For information on how your Advanced Standing Exams (AP/IB/GCE A-levels) will affect your registration, please see Step 3 below.


STEP 1:
Take some time to review these important planning details:
  • Review general Albert registration guides to assist you as you enroll in your first semester classes at NYU.
  • Follow our Pre-Arrival Checklist to familiarize yourself with the registration date.
  • Make note of the 2017 – 2018 Academic Calendar, paying special attention to school breaks, holidays and final exam dates, and plan accordingly.
  • Reference the final exam schedule posted on the NYU Registrar’s website. It is incumbent upon students to take note of them and understand that there is no limit to the number of exams given on a certain day.
  • Browse through our glossary for frequently used words, terms or acronyms.

STEP 2:

Select your admitted degree to review and watch webcast.

Webcast for B.S. in Business students

BSBus webcast 2017
Please review the webcast in its entirety.  It will walk you through important registration information you need to know as you prepare to enroll in your fall classes on June 7, 2017.

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Cohort Leadership Program (0 credits)*

* Required for all freshmen this fall. This class will be registered for you and you will see it on your schedule by early June.

The Cohort Leadership Program (MULT-UB 9) is a 0-credit class that meets most Fridays in the fall semester. This course will enable you and your cohort (a group of 50-60 students that will be together for all four years at NYU Stern) to explore Stern, NYU and NYC together. More information on this course will be discussed during Orientation.

Important things to note:
  • This class will be registered for you and you will see it on your schedule by early June.

A writing class (4 credits)*

*Required for all freshmen this fall

All students are required to complete two writing-focused courses in freshman year: one in the fall and one in the spring.

You must register for either Writing the Essay (EXPOS-UA 1) or Commerce & Culture (MULT-UB 100) or International Writing Workshop I (EXPOS-UA 4); see under "Important notes" for more information on this course) to fulfill your writing requirement for the fall. Please note the following sections which will be available to Stern students:
  • Writing the Essay (EXPOS-UA 1) sections 16 through 120 ONLY
  • Commerce & Culture (MULT-UB 100) as of 11:40am, all sections are now CLOSED
  • International Writing Workshop I (EXPOS-UA 4) all sections EXCEPT section 7
  • Writing 101 (WRI-UF 101) for Opportunity Program students only
Important things to note:
  • If you continue to experience difficulty registering for a writing class, please use this form to request help with enrollment. Please only use this form if there are absolutely no open sections available that work with your schedule.
  • If you are an international student and English is not your first language, you are encouraged to take International Writing Workshop I (EXPOS-UA 4). The writing program strongly recommends that students who score 680 or below on the SAT I Critical Reading section to register for the International sequence [EXPOS-UA 4 in the fall and EXPOS-UA 9 in the spring]. We also recommend that students who score between 680 and 720 on the SAT take the self-diagnostic test to decide which class would offer you the opportunity for better learning.
  • If you are planning on pursuing medical/dental school after NYU Stern, you should take Writing the Essay (EXPOS-UA 1). Health professional schools often require two semesters of English/writing classes and sometimes do not accept writing classes that are not taught by English/writing departments.
  • Students may not enter the course having missed the first week of classes, even while add/drop is ongoing.

A Calculus/Math class (4 credits)


As of 11am on June 8, the following Math closes are now closed:
  • MATH-UA 9, section 1
  • MATH-UA 9, section 6
  • MATH-UA 9, section 11
  • MATH-UA 121, section 1
  • MATH-UA 121, section 6
  • MATH-UA 121, section 11
  • MATH-UA 121, section 16
  • MATH-UA 121, section 21
You are welcome to put yourself on the wait list (refer to page 11 on the Albert guide for instructions), but please register for a different section of MATH that is currently open.

Current sections open to Stern students:
  • MATH-UA 121, section 26
  • MATH-UA 121, section 31
  • MATH-UA 121, section 36
  • MATH-UA 121, section 41
  • MATH-UA 121, section 46
===================================================================
For eligibility to enroll in Calculus I, II or III, please see the Math Department's website.
Please note that the CAS Bulletin guide to advance placement credit listed on this page is not applicable to Stern students.  Refer to our Advanced Standing and Credit By Examination for Stern's equivalencies.  

Calculus I is required of all NYU Stern students and serves as a pre-requisite for Microeconomics (ECON-UB 1).  **Math placement exams are only for students who wish to place into a higher level math course for which they do not have eligible test scores.**

If you have a qualifying test score (a 4 or 5 on AP Calculus BC, a 6 or 7 on IB Math, a B or higher on GCE A-level, etc.), you may place out of Calculus I and either take a higher level math course or an elective.  

For information on the times and dates of math placement exams and how to register, check out the math department's website here.

Important notes:
  • If you do not qualify for Calculus I with your current test scores, you must sign up for MATH-UA 9 Algebra and Calculus. You can still take a math placement exam after enrolling in this course to see if you might qualify for Calculus I. 
  • For Opportunity Program students, please refer to the email you received and register for the appropriate level of Math and associated recitation.
  • Students who think they may want to pursue a concentration in Statistics or Actuarial Science, a major/minor in Math, or pursue graduate school in fields such as Economics, Finance, or Math, are especially encouraged to take additional math classes beyond Calculus I.
  • Some foreign examination scores are not automatically recognized in the Albert system even once they have been received by NYU. If NYU is in receipt of these results in the form of an official score report, you may qualify for placement into or out of a specific requirement (such as mathematics). Further instructions will be provided to you regarding communicating that information to the Academic Advising Office as registration gets closer. 

Text & Ideas, Cultures & Contexts or Global Cultures (4 credits)

Text & Ideas (CORE-UA 400-499) and Cultures & Contexts (CORE-UA 500-599) are part of our liberal arts core curriculum. These two courses must be completed in order to earn your degree. These courses may not become available/open until the morning of registration. As a reminder, it is important to be flexible and you should be prepared to try alternative sections.

If you are interested in taking a Global Cultures course (XXGC-UF), please note this course can be taken to fulfill the same requirement as Cultures and Contexts. These courses can be found under "Liberal Studies" in Albert. You can select any section from the following options:
African Cultures (AFGC-UF 101), Caribbean Cultures (CAGC-UF 101), East Asian Cultues (EAGC-UF 101), Latin American Cultures (LAGC-UF 101), Middle Eastern Cultures (MEGC-UF 101), or South Asian Cultures (SAGC-UF 101).

Important things to note:
  • You can take either Cultures & Contexts OR a Global Cultures course to fulfill your Cultures & Contexts requirement
  • You must take both Texts & Ideas AND Cultures & Contexts/Global Cultures, but it is suggested not to take them together in one semester
  • If you are an international student and have placed yourself into International Writing Workshop I, the CORE office usually recommends that you complete both International Writing Workshop I and II before taking Texts & Ideas and Cultures & Contexts
  • No AP, IB or GCE A-Level exams or previously taken college classes can substitute these requirements.

Statistics, Microeconomics, natural science or an elective (4 - 6 credits)

Your last class (or two if you are exempt from Calculus and have chosen not to take more math) would be one of the following 4 categories of classes:
 
Course Name Course Information How Do I Qualify? Can I waive out of this course?
Statistics
(STAT-UB 103 OR STAT-UB 1 & STAT-UB 3)
Can be completed in one of two ways:
  • 1 semester of STAT-UB 103 (6-credits)
        OR
  • 1 semester of STAT-UB 1 (4 credits) PLUS 1 semester of STAT-UB 3 (2-credits)
Open to all Stern students
  • If you have earned a 4 or 5 on your AP Statistics exam or an A or B on your GCE A-level Math exam, you may sit for a statistics proficiency exam at NYU. If you pass the exam, you would be waived of STAT-UB 1 and would then only need to take STAT-UB 3 to complete the Statistics requirement (you do not receive any units toward graduation requirements; it is only a waiver).
  • If you do not pass the exam, you would either take STAT-UB 1 and take STAT-UB 3 in a subsequent semester to finish the full six credit Statistics requirement, or you could take STAT-UB 103 to finish it all at once.
Microeconomics
(ECON-UB 1)
All Stern students are required to complete Microeconomics. The prerequisite for ECON-UB 1 is one of the following:
  • AP AB Calculus score of 4 or higher
  • AP BC Calculus score of 4 or higher
  • IB HL Math score of 6 or 7
  • GCE A-Level Math score of A or B
  • MATH-UA 121 Calculus I (if no eligible test score is available)
  • No AP, IB, or GCE A Level score grants exemption from this requirement. Stern’s class is more intensive and comprehensive than the material covered in these exams.
  • No previous college classwork in economics is accepted by Stern
Natural Science
(Physical Science CORE-UA 200-299 or Life Science CORE-UA 300-399 or select BIOL-UA, CHEM-UA, ENVST-UA, PHYS-UA)
All Stern students must take 1 semester of a natural science class to earn your degree Open to all Stern students Having a qualifying score on certain exams:
  - 4 or 5 on AP Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or any of the Physics
  - 6 or 7 on IB HL exams in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  - A or B on GCE A-Level exams in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics

If you do not possess any of the test scores above, you must fulfill the requirement by:
1) Completing a class at NYU in a CORE natural science (CORE-UA 200-399 Physical Science OR 
CORE-UA 300-399 Life Science)
2) Completing a class in a department focused on science:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics
  • Neurology
  • Environmental Studies courses as follows: ENVST-UA 100, 210, 226, 254, 275/9275, 360. (Not approved: ENVST-UA 101 or ENVST-UA 4XX/5XX). All other ENVST can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • PSYCH-UA 25: Cognitive Neuroscience (Prerequisite = PSYCH-UA 1)
  • ANTH-UA 2: Human Evolution
Elective(s)
Students must complete at least 20 credits of coursework outside of Stern
  • Some Stern electives are open to freshmen including, for the fall 2017 semester, Business Simulation (MULT-UB 302 - 2 units) & Introduction to Programming and Data Science (INFO-UB 23 - 3 units)
  • Non-Stern Electives from across the University are open to Stern students EXCEPT courses from the School of Professional Studies (SPS)
  • Be sure to check the "notes" in Albert under each course to ensure that it is open to Stern students
  • Examples of elective courses are courses from CAS (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science, Foreign Language, etc), OART-UT Open Arts courses (Tisch), MCC-UE Media Culture & Communications courses (Steinhardt), MPA__-UE Music lessons (Steinhardt), etc.
  • No; students in the B.S. in Business program must complete at least 20 credits of coursework outside of Stern. Oftentimes, this can be covered by pursuing a minor.

Webcast for Business and Political Economy students

BPE Webcast 2017

Please review the webcast in its entirety.  It will walk you through important registration information you need to know as you prepare to enroll in your fall classes on June 7, 2017.

If you are using Google Chrome and experiencing issues while loading the webcast, please use Mozilla Firefox OR follow these instructions to enable Adobe Flash, then relaunch Chrome.

​Cohort Leadership Program (0 credits)*

* Required for all freshmen this fall. This class will be registered for you and you will see it on your schedule by early June.

The Cohort Leadership Program (MULT-UB 9) is a 0-credit class that meets most Fridays in the fall semester. This course will enable you and your cohort (a group of 50 – 60 students that will be together for all four years at NYU Stern) to explore Stern, NYU and NYC together. More information on this course will be discussed during Orientation.

Important things to note:
  • This class will be registered for you and you will see it on your schedule by early June.

Intro to Economic and Political Thought (4 credits)*

All BPE students are required to take this course as your fall writing course. You will be taking Business and Its Publics as your spring semester writing course.

Important things to note:
  • There are no exemptions for APs, IBs, GCE A-Levels or previously taken college courses.

A Calculus/Math course (4 credits)


As of 11am on June 8, the following Math closes are now closed:
  • MATH-UA 9, section 1
  • MATH-UA 9, section 6
  • MATH-UA 9, section 11
  • MATH-UA 121, section 1
  • MATH-UA 121, section 6
  • MATH-UA 121, section 11
  • MATH-UA 121, section 16
You are welcome to put yourself on the wait list (refer to page 11 on the Albert guide for instructions), but please register for a different section of MATH that is currently open.

Current sections open to Stern students:
  • MATH-UA 121, section 21
  • MATH-UA 121, section 26
  • MATH-UA 121, section 31
  • MATH-UA 121, section 36
  • MATH-UA 121, section 41
  • MATH-UA 121, section 46
===================================================================

For eligibility to enroll in Calculus I, II or III, please see the Math Department's website.
Please note that the CAS Bulletin guide to advance placement credit listed on this page is not applicable to Stern students.  Refer to our Advanced Standing and Credit By Examination for Stern's equivalencies.  

Calculus I is required of all NYU Stern students and serves as a pre-requisite for Microeconomics (ECON-UB 1).  **Math placement exams are only for students who wish to place into a higher level math course for which they do not have eligible test scores.**

If you have a qualifying test score (a 4 or 5 on AP Calculus BC, a 6 or 7 on IB Math, a B or higher on GCE A-level, etc.), you may place out of Calculus I and either take a higher level math course or an elective.  

For information on the times and dates of math placement exams and how to register, check out the math department's website here.

Important notes:
  • If you do not qualify for Calculus I with your current test scores, you must sign up for MATH-UA 9 Algebra and Calculus. You can still take a math placement exam after enrolling in this course to see if you might qualify for Calculus I. 
  • For Opportunity Program students, please refer to the email you received and register for the appropriate level of Math and associated recitation.
  • Students who think they may want to pursue a concentration in Statistics or Actuarial Science, a major/minor in Math, or pursue graduate school in fields such as Economics, Finance, or Math, are especially encouraged to take additional math classes beyond Calculus I.
  • Some foreign examination scores are not automatically recognized in the Albert system even once they have been received by NYU. If NYU is in receipt of these results in the form of an official score report, you may qualify for placement into or out of a specific requirement (such as mathematics). Further instructions will be provided to you regarding communicating that information to the Academic Advising Office as registration gets closer. 

Statistics OR Microeconomics (4 - 6 units)

All BPE students must take either Statistics or Microeconomics this fall. You would take the course you don’t take in fall in the spring.
 
Course Name Course Information How Do I Qualify? Can I waive out of this course?
Statistics
(STAT-UB 103
OR
STAT-UB 1 & STAT-UB 3)
Can be completed in one of two ways:
  • 1 semester of STAT-UB 103 (6-credits)
                OR
  • 1 semester of STAT-UB 1 (4 credits) PLUS 1 semester of STAT-UB 3 (2-credits)
Open to all Stern students
  • If you have earned a 4 or 5 on your AP Statistics exam or an A or B on your GCE A-level Math exam, you may sit for a statistics proficiency exam at NYU. If you pass the exam, you would be waived of STAT-UB 1 and would then only need to take STAT-UB 3 to complete the Statistics requirement (you do not receive any units toward graduation requirements; it is only a waiver).
  • If you do not pass the exam, you would either take STAT-UB 1 and take STAT-UB 3 in a subsequent semester to finish the full six credit Statistics requirement, or you could take STAT-UB 103 to finish it all at once.
Microeconomics
(ECON-UB 1)
All Stern students are required to complete Microeconomics as it is a pre-requisite for a few higher level courses The prerequisite for ECON-UB 1 is one of the following:
  • AP AB Calculus score of 4 or higher
  • AP BC Calculus score of 4 or higher
  • IB HL Math score of 6 or 7
  • GCE A-Level Math score of A or B
  • MATH-UA 121 Calculus I (if no eligible exam score is available)
  • No AP, IB, or GCE A Level score grants exemption from this requirement. Stern’s class is more intensive and comprehensive than the material covered in these exams.
  • No previous college classwork in economics is accepted by Stern

Foreign language, natural science or an elective (4 credits)

Your last class (or two if you are exempt from Calculus and have chosen not to take more math) would be one of the following 3 types of classes:
 
Course Name Course Information How Do I Qualify? Can I waive out of this course?
Foreign Language As a BPE student, you are required to show proficiency in a second language (other than English) through the collegiate/NYU Intermediate II level.
 
If you do not have an appropriate exam score to waive you out of this requirement, you can take a foreign language placement or exemption exam through CAS.  You may waive out of the language requirement through one of the following means:
  • A high score on a SAT Subject exam in a foreign language (score varies by language)
  • A 4 or 5 on an AP language exam (other than English)
  • A 6 or 7 on a IB Higher Level exam in a second language (other than English)
  • An A or B on a GCE A-Level in a foreign language (other than English)
  • You've attended a high school outside the United States for 4 years or more in which all classes (other than English) were taught in another language.
Natural Science
(CORE-UA 200-299 or CORE-UA 300-399 or certain BIOL-UA, CHEM-UA, ENVST-UA, PHYS-UA)
 
All Stern students must take 1 semester of a natural science class to earn your degree  Open to all Stern students Having a qualifying score on certain exams:
  - 4 or 5 on AP Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science or any of the Physics
  - 6 or 7 on IB HL exams in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics
  - A or B on GCE A-Level exams in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics

If you do not possess any of the test scores above, you must fulfill the requirement by:
1) Completing a class at NYU in a CORE natural science (CORE-UA 200-399 Physical Science OR 
CORE-UA 300-399 Life Science)
2) Completing a class in a department focused on science:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics
  • Neurology
  • Environmental Studies courses as follows: ENVST-UA 100, 210, 226, 254, 275/9275, 360. (Not approved: ENVST-UA 101 or ENVST-UA 4XX/5XX). All other ENVST can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • PSYCH-UA 25: Cognitive Neuroscience (Prerequisite = PSYCH-UA 1)
  • ANTH-UA 2: Human Evolution
Elective(s)  Students must complete at least 28 credits of coursework outside of Stern
  • Some Stern electives are open to freshmen including, for the fall 2017 semester, Business Simulation (MULT-UB 302 - 2 units) & Introduction to Programming and Data Science (INFO-UB 23 - 3 units)
  • Non-Stern Electives from across the University are open to Stern students EXCEPT courses from the School of Professional Studies (SPS)
     
  • Be sure to check the "notes" in Albert under each course to ensure that it is open to Stern students
  • Examples of elective courses are courses from CAS (e.g. Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science, Foreign Language, etc), OART-UT Open Arts courses (Tisch), MCC-UE Media Culture & Communications courses (Steinhardt), MPA__-UE Music lessons (Steinhardt), etc.
  • No; students in the B.S. in BPE program must complete at least 28 credits of coursework outside of Stern.
  • Oftentimes, this can be covered by pursuing a minor.

 

STEP 3:

Tips for creating the best class schedule for you!

Helpful registration guidelines

  • We recommend that first-semester freshmen strive for a balanced schedule, such as the following: two classes on Mondays/Wednesdays and two classes on Tuesdays/Thursdays, including the required Friday Cohort Leadership Program class.
  • Students are required to be enrolled in 16-18 credits each semester to maintain satisfactory degree progress.
  • Take time to note several different sections of your selected courses (not just the ones you've placed in your cart). It is important to be flexible and prepare alternative sections.
  • Some courses (e.g. Text & Ideas, Cultures & Context, Natural Science, Statistics, etc.) may close and then re-open - please continue to monitor Albert throughout the summer if you are still looking to add these courses to your schedule.
  • Certain departments (e.g. Math and Writing) allocate seats in each section for students in various schools. A course/section may appear "open" but Albert may not let you register. If you receive an error message that says "reserve capacity has been met" or "you do not meet the requisites" this means a section has reached its maximum number of Stern seats. Look at the alternative sections you noted in preparation.
  • Read through the notes listed for your intended classes in Albert, as they indicate pre-requisites and eligibility.
  • The 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. hour is known around Stern as “Common Hour.” Many student clubs and information sessions will occur during this period, with clubs typically selecting one day each week to meet during this time. While we hope that you get involved in the Stern community by joining different clubs and attending their meetings, you may need to enroll in non-Stern courses that meet at this time, possibly throughout the week. You can still be involved—reach out to the Office of Student Engagement and club leaders about other ways to participate.
  • The key to registration is to be as flexible as possible. Be open to different sections and combinations of courses.

Utilizing AP/IB/GCE A-level scores during Registration

  • During your initial registration period, you should enroll in classes that you qualify for without your scores being in the system. When your scores arrive at NYU, the Stern Advising Team can assist with scheduling options.
  • To check if NYU has received your official AP scores, log-in to Albert and use the pull-down menu under "Academics." Click on "Test Scores."
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) scores may take longer than AP scores to be reported in Albert.
  • Other foreign examination scores (A-Levels, etc.) are not automatically recognized in Albert even once they have been received by NYU. 
  • If you are planning on submitting AP/IB/GCE A-level scores, send them to NYU Admissions: 665 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10012, USA. Documents may also be emailed to admissions.ops@nyu.edu. Find instructions on submitting standardized test scores on the Admissions website. Stern's policy for Advanced Standing credit can be found under "Advanced Standing and Credit by Examination."

Questions?

You can email the Academic Advising team at uc.advising@stern.nyu.edu with ongoing course registrations questions or concerns. Please be sure to include your full name and your University ID number (your "N" number). Please allow up to 1 – 2 business days for a response. 
You can also call us at
(212) 998-4020. 

Advising Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (EST)

Registration Information Webcasts

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