First-Year Checklist and Schedule

Most of the items in this checklist and schedule pertain specifically to NYU Stern. Next Stop NYU will be your resource for important deadlines, links, and resources to help you get ready for other aspects of your experience here at NYU including your move-in information, dining, financial aid, tuition payment, and more. Please keep an eye on updates from Next Stop NYU and your NYU email address throughout the summer for important communications and additional to-dos, and consult the NYU Returns information hub and NYU Stern Returns updates

While there is still much uncertainty, we want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to make your transition to NYU Stern safe and supported. Therefore, information on this page will be updated in accordance with revised dates as we receive them. 

Please explore this page and keep an eye on your email (both your personal and NYU email addresses) for timely information and opportunities to connect with us 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 2020 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 (1:00 – 4:30 PM EDT) | 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 here to Zoom in, and prepare your questions using this Fall Class Registration Information

 

Early May | Connect with Your Classmates at NYU Stern 

Join the official NYU Stern Class of 2024 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.

 

Early May | Review Your Fall Class Registration Information

Learn how to select an appropriate schedule for your first semester. Your Fall Class Registration Information will set you up to be ready to register for classes starting on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
  
 

Mid-to-Late May | Send Your AP Scores to NYU 

If you 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."
 

Beginning May 19 | Submit Go Local Interest Form (The original June 1 deadline has been extended. The Interest Form will be open as space remains available.)

NYU will offer eligible students a unique "Go Local" option for the Fall 2020 semester. Go Local is designed for undergraduates who may not be able to travel to their home campus this fall due to the uncertainties and restrictions on travel that COVID-19 has generated around the world. Students who meet certain requirements may enroll and take a number of in-person classes at another NYU location, provided that the location opens, that students can safely travel there from surrounding areas, and that there is available space. Decisions about opening each NYU global location for in-person classes in Fall will reflect local governmental and public health restrictions, among other factors. 

For more information and to submit your interest form, please visit NYU’s Go Local information hub.

 

Wednesday, May 27 (11:00 AM EDT) | Join a Discussion on the Upcoming NYU Stern Academic Year with Dean Raghu Sundaram and Vice Dean Robert Whitelaw 

While there is still much uncertainty, we want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to create a superlative student experience no matter how fall plans unfold. In the spirit of transparency, we invite incoming students and your parents and guardians to join Raghu Sundaram, Dean of NYU Stern, and Robert Whitelaw, Vice Dean of the NYU Stern Undergraduate College, on an optional Zoom call in which they will share their perspective on fall planning, offer broad guidance on what students should consider as you make your fall plans, and respond to questions (noting that in some cases they may not yet have concrete answers). Details to join can be found here.

 

Wednesday, May 27 (3:30 PM EDT) | Tune in for a Q&A with Academic Advising 

Later that day on May 27, your academic advisers will host a Zoom Meet & Greet and Q&A. This will be an opportunity to meet the Academic Advising team and get further information about your fall planning, including the Go Local option. They will also share a timeline to help you plan for class registration. Details to join can be found here.

Of course, your academic advisers also available to answer your questions by email at uc.advising@stern.nyu.edu and at (212)-998-4020 between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT.


Throughout the Summer | Sign Up for a Calculus Placement Exam and/or Take the Statistics Self-Diagnostic Test

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 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 may assess your Statistics course eligibility by taking the Statistics proficiency self-diagnostic test. If you score either a 9 or 10 out of 10, you can be waived of Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 1) and would then only need to take this course, 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 self-diagnostic test. Consult the Fall Class Registration Information for additional details.)

Please review Next Stop NYU for more important deadlines in May.

  

 June


Review and complete April/May to-dos. 

Please note that registration for your first semester of classes—originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 3—has now been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 22. We have updated items on this page accordingly and will continue to make updates as new information becomes available.
 

Wednesday, June 3; 10:00-11:00 AM EDT and 8:00-9:00 PM EDT  | Zoom-In to Academic Advising Office Hours
Wednesday, June 10; 10:00-11:00 AM EDT and 8:00-9:00 PM EDT | Zoom-In to Academic Advising Office Hours

Your academic advisers will be hosting informal optional virtual office hours. Come with your questions! Please check your email (both your personal and NYU email addresses) for the links to join.
 
 

Monday, June 15 | Communication from NYU on Go Local location approval, where possible

For more information, please visit NYU’s Go Local information hub.
 


Wednesday, June 24 | Deadline to Review Your Interactive BS/BPE Registration Planning Guide

You should review your interactive registration planning guide for your degree program in full by today.

These registration guides are most applicable to students beginning with NYU New York City. If you’re pursuing a Go Local option, additional resources will be shared with you.

 

Late June | Review Your Fall Class Registration Information

Whether you are planning to start at NYU New York City, a Go Local location, or from home—learn how to select an appropriate schedule for your first semester. Your Fall Class Registration Information, along with your registration planning guide, will set you up to be ready to register for classes starting in early July.
 

Throughout the Summer | Sign Up for an Optional Calculus Placement Exam and/or Take the Statistics Self-Diagnostic Test

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 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 may assess your Statistics course eligibility by taking the Statistics proficiency self-diagnostic test. If you score either a 9 or 10 out of 10, you can be waived of Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 1) and would then only need to take this course, 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 self-diagnostic test. Consult the Fall Class Registration Information for additional details.)


Please review Next Stop NYU for more important deadlines in June.

 

 July


Review and complete June to-dos. 

Please note that registration for your first semester of classes—originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 3—has now been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 22. We have updated items on this page accordingly and will continue to make updates as new information becomes available.


Wednesday, July 1 (by 11:59 PM EDT) | Deadline to Commit to Enroll in Go Local

For more information, please visit NYU’s Go Local information hub.

 

Throughout July | Call Academic Academic Advising with Questions on Fall Class Registration

You're encouraged to call into the Academic Advising Office Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT with any questions about your fall classes. You can reach them at (212)-998-4020.

Prepare your questions using the Fall Class Registration Information and by consulting NYU’s recent communications on the 2020 – 2021 Academic Year.

 

Thursday, July 9 | Email from NYU Stern on Fall Class Registration Reminders

Please check your email this week (both your personal and NYU email addresses) for final reminders ahead of the first day to register for Fall 2020 classes, which will take place in July. 

 

Friday, July 10 | Email from NYU Stern on Class Modalities

Look out for an email from NYU Stern about what the class modalities (in-person, blended, and online) noted in Albert mean. You can also find details about these modalities in Step 1 of the Fall Class Registration Information.

 

Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23 | Zoom-In for One-on-Ones with an Academic Adviser 

Zoom-in for one-on-ones with your academic advisers before, during, and after registration if you have questions about registering for your fall classes. Come with your questions about the curriculum, using Albert, class modalities, applying advanced credit, and more! They are here to help you as you begin enrolling in your first semester of classes. Please check your email (both your personal and NYU email addresses) for the links to join. By this point, you should have thoroughly reviewed the Fall Class Registration Information
 

Monday, July 20 | Email from NYU Stern Academic Advising on Class Registration Reminders

Please check your email (both your personal and NYU email addresses) for some final reminders and tips prior to your first day of registration. This important email also contains information on how to connect with an academic adviser one-on-one before, during, and after registration. By this point, you should have thoroughly reviewed the Fall Class Registration Information

 

Wednesday, July 22 at 8:45 or 9 AM EDT | Start to Register for Your Fall Classes 

You will be able to register for Fall 2020 classes through Albert. Please check Albert for your exact registration time.

Before this date, we hope you will have had the chance to take advantage of the many ways to connect with the Academic Advising team and learn about options for class registration. Do make sure you have reviewed the Fall Class Registration Information and viewed your registration planning guide (either the BS in Business guide or BS in BPE guide) to see how to find your assigned registration time and for information on which courses to select, and when and how to register in Albert. 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.

 

Thursday, July 23 | Email from NYU Stern on Fall Class Registration Follow-Ups and Orientation Updates

Please check your email this day (both your personal and NYU email addresses) for some post-registration reminders and follow-ups, including information about your NYU Stern Orientation experience. If you're not yet enrolled in courses, we will continue to follow up with you over the coming weeks.

 

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

Please check your email (both your personal and NYU email addresses) 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 you on both your personal and NYU email addresses.

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 Take the Statistics Self-Diagnostic Test

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 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 may assess your Statistics course eligibility by taking the Statistics proficiency self-diagnostic test. If you score either a 9 or 10 out of 10, you can be waived of Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 1) and would then only need to take this course, 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 self-diagnostic test. Consult the Fall Class Registration Information for additional details.)
 

Please review Next Stop NYU for more important deadlines in July.

 

 August


Review and complete July to-dos. 

 

Week of August 3 | Email from NYU Stern on Summer Series for First-Year Students

Your NYU Stern Orientation Leaders cannot wait to meet you! Starting the first week of August, they will be hosting optional community events as a part of a new initiative, Summer Series for First-Year Students. Check your email (both your personal and NYU email addresses) for events, dates, and details.
 

Week of August 10 | Email from NYU Stern on NYU Stern Pre-Orientation and Orientation

It's getting close! On Monday, August 10, your detailed NYU Stern Orientation schedule is slated to be released on NYU Mobile. Check your email (both your personal and NYU email addresses) 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 24 | 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 (both your personal and NYU email addresses) 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 24 | Email from NYU Stern Introducing You to Your Assigned Academic Adviser

Please check your email (both your personal and NYU email addresses) 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 24 | Email from NYU Stern Announcing Your Cohort

Please check your email (both your personal and NYU email addresses) 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 29 | 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. Details were sent to you on Monday, August 24. 
 

Sunday, August 30 – Tuesday, September 1 | NYU Stern New Student Orientation

NYU Stern Orientation is set to take place daily from 9:30 AM EDT to 1:30 PM EDT from Sunday, August 30 to Tuesday, September 1. During your virtual Orientation, you will be guided through various sessions and activities that will introduce you to the NYU Stern community, meet your cohorts, 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 additional details.) Dates and times are posted on the Math department website


Please review Next Stop NYU for more important deadlines in August.
 

 

 Fall Semester Dates 


Wednesday, September 2 | Classes begin 

Fall 2020 classes begin.

 

Saturday, October 24 | Parents Day

Join us on Parents Day 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 Next Stop NYU for important dates in the fall semester.