Fall Class Registration

Your first day to register for fall 2021 classes is anticipated to take place on Wednesday, June 16 at 9:00 AM ET. 

Registering for your first semester of college classes is exciting, but it can also be confusing. Your own first-year schedule will vary depending on a number of factors, like what degree program you are in (BS in Business, or Business and Political Economy, or Business, Technology, and Entrepreneurship), whether you have any qualifying test scores that place you out of required courses, or even whether a particular class section has filled up already when you go to register. Remember that your course schedule can be modified throughout the summer and into the beginning of the fall semester. You’ll learn how to build your class schedule based on your specific degree program at the links below, but before you do, here are some helpful reminders:

  1. Get to know Albert. Oh, you two haven't met yet? In May, once you officially confirm your place in the NYU Stern Class of 2025, it's time to get acquainted! Albert is the student information portal, which is where you will be registering for your classes. Review Albert class registration guides to assist you.
  2. Strive for a balanced schedule. We recommend you schedule two classes on Mondays/Wednesdays and two classes on Tuesdays/Thursdays. The required Cohort Leadership Program class is typically held on Fridays.
  3. Plan ahead. Be mindful of your expected obligations outside of the classroom (such as religious observances and other commitments) when scheduling classes.
  4. Maintain satisfactory degree progress. Aim to enroll in 16 – 18 credits each semester.
  5. Be flexible. Be prepared with several alternative sections of your selected courses (not just the ones you've placed in your cart). Math and Writing courses may appear "open," but Albert may not let you register at your initial registration time. If you receive the error message: "Reserve capacity has been met," this means a section has reached its maximum enrollment for Stern students. Look at the alternative sections you noted in preparation. 
  6. Monitor Albert. Some courses like Text & Ideas, Cultures & Contexts, natural sciences, and statistics may close and then re-open throughout the summer.
  7. Be prepared. Read through the notes listed for your intended classes in Albert, as they indicate pre-requisites and enrollment eligibility.
  8. Make note of the 2021 – 2022 Academic Calendar and the final exam schedule. (For First Year in London students, your Academic Calendar is different.) Pay special attention to school breaks, holidays and final exam dates, and plan accordingly.

Most importantly, we encourage you to be prepared and be flexible. And remember that you can reach out to the NYU Stern Undergraduate College Academic Advising Office if you have questions.


Learn how to build your class schedule

Explore the required and recommended courses for your program below.