First-Year Checklist and Schedule

Most of the items in this checklist and schedule pertain specifically to NYU Stern. NYU Welcome will be your resource for important deadlines, links, and resources to help you get ready for other aspects of your experience here at NYU. Please keep an eye on updates from NYU Welcome and your NYU email address throughout the summer for important communications and additional to-dos in preparation for beginning your NYU Stern journey.


April/May

Upon Deposit | Activate Your NYU Email & NYUHome 

Activate your NYUHome account at http://start.nyu.edu. Then go to http://home.nyu.edu to access your NYU email account, familiarize yourself with Albert, the student information and course registration system you use to register for courses, and complete your Housing forms if needed. 

When making your summer plans, keep in mind that you will need internet access at several points. Please get in the habit of checking your email regularly, and keep your email address current and updated in Albert.
 

Throughout April | Emails from NYU Admissions on Next Steps

Keep an eye on your email for information from NYU Admissions about next steps. We hope to see you at one of our virtual events in April!
 

Thursday, April 30 (10:00 – 11:30 AM EDT and 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET) | Academic Advising Zoom-in Day

We encourage admitted students to Zoom in to the NYU Stern Academic Advising Office with any questions that would impact your decision to accept your offer of admission to NYU Stern. Register in advance here.

 

Early May | Connect with Your Classmates at NYU Stern 

Join the official NYU Stern Class of 2025 Facebook group. Introduce yourself, join the conversation, and get excited to start your journey at NYU Stern. Start following us on Facebook while you're there, and also head over to our Instagram and Twitter.
 

Mid-to-Late May | Send Your AP Scores to NYU (if applicable)

If you took AP exams but did not designate NYU as a school that should receive your AP scores when registering for the exam(s), please do so at the time of testing. NYU Stern's policy for Advanced Standing credit can be found under "Advanced Standing and Credit by Examination."
 

Late May | Email from NYU Stern Academic Advising on Class Registration

By late May, you can anticipate that NYU Stern's Academic Advising office will send information to your NYU email on the date and time you can register for your fall semester, as well as sessions they'll be hosting to answer your questions. Spoiler alert: you'll be able to register starting on Wednesday, June 16 at 9:00 AM ET. In the meantime, learn how to select an appropriate schedule for your first semester by reviewing your Fall Class Registration Information for your specific degree program.

Please review NYU Welcome for more important deadlines in April and May.


June/July

Review and complete April/May to-dos.
 

Early June | Review Your Fall Class Registration Information

Learn how to select an appropriate schedule for your first semester. Your Fall Class Registration Information for your specific degree program will set you up to be ready to register for classes.


Early June | Academic Advising Pre-Registration Zoom-in Meeting Times

We encourage you to Zoom-in with any questions or concerns you have regarding registration and course selection for the fall with members of your Stern Academic Advising Team.  Advising Zoom-in dates and times are as follows (all times ET):

Friday, June 11: 10:00am-11:30am and 3:00pm-4:30pm
Monday, June 14: 10:00am -1pm
Tuesday, June 15: 1:00pm- 4:30pm

Zoom-in links here!  Be sure to log onto Zoom through your NYU account.


Wednesday, June 16 | Start to Register for Your Fall Classes

Incoming first-year students will begin to register for classes for the fall semester starting on Wednesday, June 16 at 9:00 AM ET. NYU Stern's Academic Advising team will be available via Zoom from 9am-5pm ET to answer any questions you have along the way about course selection or registration on Albert.

Outside of that, you can reach Stern Academic Advising by email at uc.advising@stern.nyu.edu, or by phone at (212) 998-4020. 

Please review the Fall Class Registration Information page for your specific degree program. It's helpful to remember that if necessary, adjustments can be made later in the summer and even in the first couple weeks of the fall semester during the add/drop period.
 

Early July | Email on NYU Reads Required Summer Reading

All incoming NYU students are required to complete a common book reading through NYU Reads over the summer. Details on NYU Reads will be sent to your NYU email by early July.
 

Late July | Email from NYU Stern on How to Activate Your Stern Email Address and Log in to Stern Life

Please check your NYU email for instructions on how to activate your NYU Stern email account and log in to Stern Life.

As an NYU Stern student, you have two email accounts: one through NYU (ending in @nyu.edu) and one through Stern (ending in @stern.nyu.edu). As soon as you've activated your Stern account, you'll be able to use your email address ending in @stern.nyu.edu. Once the semester begins, we will only send official NYU Stern communications to this email account. Read this tutorial to learn how to forward your NYU email to Gmail@Stern. You'll be expected to start using your NYU Stern email account starting the week of New Student Orientation, and official NYU Stern communications will only be sent to your NYU Stern account after then. In the meantime, we will continue to reach out to your NYU email address.

Stern Life is your portal to all of NYU Stern's academic, professional development, and community resources. If you have any issues, you can reach out to helpdesk@stern.nyu.edu.

 

Throughout the Summer | Sign Up for an Optional Calculus Placement Exam and/or Prepare for the Optional Statistics Proficiency Exam

The Math Department will be hosting several dates throughout the summer to take the Calculus Placement Exam. (Not everyone opts to take a placement exam. Consult the Math and Calculus class descriptions in the Fall Class Registration Information for your specific degree program for additional details.) Dates and times are posted on the Math department website.

If you have earned a 4 or 5 on your AP Statistics exam, a 6 or 7 on the IB Math (or Further Maths) HL exam or an A or B on the A-Level Maths exam, you are eligible to sit for a proficiency exam during NYU Stern Orientation in the fall. We recommend that you review the study guide prior to sitting for the exam. If you pass that exam, you can be waived of Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 1) and would then only need to take Regression and Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 3) to complete the statistics requirement. In this case, you do not receive any credits toward graduation requirements; it is only a waiver. (Not everyone opts to take the proficiency exam. Consult the Fall Class Registration Information for your specific degree program for additional details.)


Please review NYU Welcome for more important deadlines in June and July.


August

Review and complete June/July to-dos.
 

Early August | Email from NYU Stern on NYU Stern Pre-Orientation and Orientation

It's getting close! Towards the middle of August, your detailed NYU Stern Orientation schedule is slated to be released on NYU Mobile. Check your email for instructions on how you can access the full schedule of NYU Stern activities. All new NYU Stern first-year students must participate in NYU Stern Orientation, as well as NYU Stern Pre-Orientation.

 

Mid-August | Review and Ensure You Meet NYU Stern's Laptop Requirement 

NYU Stern requires all students to have their own laptop computer. If you already have a laptop, your current model may be sufficient, or you may want to upgrade at some point. View the specifications. Now is also a good time to review the Stern IT Checklist for New Students. For any questions, please reach out to helpdesk@stern.nyu.edu.

 

Mid-August | Order Your Textbooks 

The NYU Bookstore will post the required (and any optional) textbooks or materials for your fall semester classes by mid-August. Although some course materials are only available at the NYU Bookstore (for example, certain "coursepacks"), in general, you are not required to purchase widely available books through the NYU Bookstore.

  

Monday, August 23 | NYU Stern Pre-Orientation Opens

NYU Stern Pre-Orientation is designed to introduce you to the resources, information, and expectations that span the five pillars of the NYU Stern Undergraduate College experience. Please check your email for the link to access it. Your Pre-Orientation will take about 90 minutes in total to finish including watching videos, reading, and completing quizzes. Additional details can be found on the New Student Orientation page.

 

Week of August 23 | Email from NYU Stern Introducing You to Your Assigned Academic Adviser

Please check your email for an email from your Academic Adviser. This will be your go-to person at NYU Stern for any and all academic questions you have throughout your time as a student. And although you're assigned a specific adviser, you're able to meet with any adviser during your time as a student.

 

Week of August 23 | Email from NYU Stern Announcing Your Cohort

Please check your email for an email from your Orientation Leaders telling you your cohort! Remember: all first-year students are placed in a cohort. Your Orientation Leaders will share how you can start getting connected to your cohort community.

 

Saturday, August 28 | Deadline to Complete NYU Reads Common Reading and NYU Stern Pre-Orientation

This is the date by which you should complete your summer common book reading through NYU Reads. Details on NYU Reads were sent to your email earlier in the summer. You should also have completed NYU Stern Pre-Orientation by this point.

 

Monday, August 30 - Wednesday, September 1 | NYU Stern New Student Orientation

Orientation marks the beginning of your experience as an NYU Stern student! During Orientation, you will be guided through various sessions and activities that will introduce you to the NYU Stern community, allow you to meet your cohort, and begin building connections with your peers and Orientation Leaders.
 

Late August/Early September | Sign Up for an Optional Calculus Placement Exam 

If you still need to take a placement exam and have not by this point, we highly recommend you sign up during this time. (Not everyone opts to take a placement exam. Consult the Math and Calculus class descriptions in the Fall Class Registration Information for your specific degree program for additional details.) Dates and times are posted on the Math department website

Please review NYU Welcome for more important deadlines in August.


Fall Semester

Thursday, September 2 | Classes begin

Fall 2021 classes begin.

 

Thursday, October 21 – Sunday, October 24 (tentative) | Parents Weekend

Join us on Parents Weekend to learn about what your new students have been up to. Read more about Parents Day.

 

Mid-to-Late December | Last Day of Fall Semester and Final Exams

Some classes will have final exams on the last day of the fall semester. Prior to making any travel arrangements, check with professors about the timing of the final exam. See the official final exam schedule on the Registrar's website.

Please review NYU Welcome for important dates in the fall semester.