First-Year Fall Class RegistrationInitial course registration for incoming first-year students has been moved from early June to Wednesday, July 22 to accommodate the flexible learning options offered for the coming fall semester that were recently communicated by NYU. Please fully review the information contained on this page as it reflects changes to the fall 2020 schedule as it relates to instructional mode and other important course registration information for the coming term.
While July 22 will be the first day of Fall 2020 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.
Registering for your first semester of college classes is exciting – but it can also be confusing. Here are four steps that will help you get ready. 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 more questions.
Step 1: Take some time to review these important planning tools
- Familiarize yourself with Albert, the student information portal, which is where you will be registering for your classes. Review general Albert registration guides to assist you as you enroll in your first semester classes at NYU.
- Follow our Incoming First-Year Checklist and Schedule before your first day of registration. This resource will tell you when to expect information and how to access it.
- Be mindful of your expected obligations outside of the classroom. This includes but isn't limited to varsity athletics and religious observances.
- Make note of the 2020 – 2021 Academic Calendar and the final exam schedule posted on the NYU Registrar’s website, paying special attention to school breaks, holidays and final exam dates, and plan accordingly.
- For the fall 2020, each course in Albert has been assigned an instructional mode which will indicate how the course will be delivered - (1) online, (2) blended, or (3) in-person:
- Online: All scheduled course meetings will be held remotely, via Zoom. Please note that for some Stern courses an additional, in-person Business Tutorial may be added to provide optional weekly instruction support to those who want it; sessions will be a combination of small-group office hours and in-person discussions of supplementary material related to the class. If this is being offered for a course in which you are enrolled, you will be notified by your instructor in August.
- Blended: Scheduled course meetings will be held in a 50/50 rotational combination of remote and in-person instruction. For example, for a course that meets twice a week, students will attend in-person once a week and participate in remote learning once a week. The remote components of these courses will include synchronous Zoom attendance, asynchronous activities (e.g., watching videos, reflecting on course material), or some combination thereof.
- In-person: Due to social distancing requirements, very few Stern courses will be offered 100% in-person in the Fall semester. However, some other NYU courses may be delivered in this mode.
- Browse through our glossary for other frequently used words, terms or acronyms.
Review your registration planning guide based on your degree program. It will take you through important registration information you need to know as you prepare to enroll in your fall classes in July.
Step 2: Review your interactive registration planning guide
- Guide to Fall Registration for BS in Business Students
- Guide to Fall Registration for BS in Business & Political Economy (BPE) Students
Your first-year schedule will vary depending on a number of factors, like what degree program you are in (BS or BPE), if you are studying through an NYU Go Local option, whether you have any qualifying test scores that place you out of required courses, the instructional mode of the course, or even whether a particular class section has filled up already when you go to register. Again, we highly recommend you review your interactive registration planning guide to provide further context for your class registration – and be flexible!
Step 3: Get to know your required and recommended courses in detail
For a list of course equivalencies based on advanced standing, please review the AP equivalencies sheet, the IB equivalencies sheet, and/or the GCE A-level equivalencies sheet. Other foreign/maturity examination scores can be reviewed by the Academic Advising Office. Please reach out for further information.