First-Year Fall Class Registration

Initial 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:
  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


Step 2: Review your interactive registration planning guide

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. 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 soon.


Step 3: Get to know your required and recommended courses in detail

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!

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.

If You’re In the BS in Business Program:

The courses below are ones that are either required or strongly recommended you take during your first year. You can click on each course to expand more details.

Cohort Leadership Program | Required in the Fall | 0 Credits

Who can/should take this course? All students are required to take Cohort Leadership Program in your first-year fall semester. You will be automatically enrolled in the course and you should be able to see it on your schedule by early July.

The Cohort Leadership Program (MULT-UB 9) is a weekly  0-credit class in the fall semester. It develops professional and leadership skills that set the foundation to achieve success as a business student. You will develop a greater self-awareness, learn from different perspectives, and engage dialogue around various topics and provide tools to be successful during your first year. You'll find out more about it during NYU Stern New Student Orientation.
 

A Writing Class | Required in the Fall | 4 Credits

All students are required to complete two writing-focused courses in your first year: one in the fall and one in the spring. You’ll register for your spring writing course later on. For now, below are the four courses you’ll be choosing from depending on your qualifications. For all four of these writing courses, you may not enter these courses having missed the first week of classes, even while the add/drop period is ongoing.

Writing the Essay (EXPOS-UA 1) 

Who can/should take this course? Any NYU Stern student can take it. Please look at the notes in Albert to find sections that are open to Stern students (sections 14 through 124). However, if you're an international student, please see information on International Writing Workshop I (below) before opting to enroll in this course. If you are planning to pursue medical/dental school after NYU Stern, you should take Writing the Essay instead of Commerce & Culture.

Commerce & Culture (MULT-UB 100)

Who can/should take this course? Any NYU Stern student can take it. 

International Writing Workshop I (EXPOS-UA 4) 

Who can/should take this course? It’s recommended that international students whose first language is not English review the placement guidelines for this course on the Expository Writing Program Website to see if it's right for you. If you're a student who took the Expository Writing Survey, you will be notified of your placement. For any specific questions or concerns about this process, please contact the NYU Stern Undergraduate College Academic Advising Office or the Expository Writing Program (ewp-writingsurvey@nyu.edu).

Writing I (WRI-UF 101) 

Who can/should take this course? This course is open to Opportunity Program students only. You'll receive an email about enrolling in this course if it applies to you.

 

A Calculus or Math Class | Depending on Proficiency | 4 Credits

All NYU Stern students must complete Calculus 1 (MATH-UA 121) or a higher level math course to complete Stern's mathematics requirement. Calculus 1 also serves as a prerequisite for Microeconomics with Calculus (ECON-UB 2). 

You may apply qualifying advanced standing credit to complete this requirement.If you choose to waive out of this requirement with your exam score, you do not need to take additional/further math at NYU Stern. Qualifying advanced standing exam scores for math include:
 
  • AP: Calculus BC score of 4 or 5
  • IB: Math HL score of 6 or 7
  • GCE A-level: Math score of A or B
Alternatively, math placement exams are being offered remotely throughout the summer for students who wish to place into a higher math course and/or don’t have a qualifying test score to exempt them from the requirement. Foreign maturity exams and math courses taken at other institutions must be reviewed by the NYU Stern Undergraduate College Academic Advising Office. 

Please review the information below carefully to see what course you should enroll in:

Algebra and Calculus (MATH-UA 9) 

Who can/should take this course? Any NYU Stern who does not qualify for Calculus I should enroll in this course. (See Calculus 1 qualifications below.) Opportunity Program students should refer to the email you received and register for the appropriate level of Math and associated recitation.

Calculus I (MATH-UA 121) 

Who can/should take this course? To take this course, please review the eligibility requirements on the Math Department's website. 

Calculus II (Math-UA 122) or Linear Algebra (MATH-UA 140)

Who can/should take this course? To take this course, please review the eligibility requirements on the Math Department's website. You should consider taking this or another higher level math course beyond Calculus I if you are considering a concentration in statistics or actuarial science, a major/minor in math, or pursuing graduate school in fields such as economics, finance, or math.

Calculus III (MATH-UA 123) 

Who can/should take this course? To take this course, please review the eligibility requirements on the Math Department's website. You should consider taking this or another higher level math course beyond Calculus I if you are considering a concentration in statistics or actuarial science, a major/minor in math, or pursuing graduate school in fields such as economics, finance, or math.
 

A Microeconomics Class | 4 Credits

You have two options for microeconomics, and both courses are 4 credits. All NYU Stern students are required to complete either Microeconomics with Algebra (ECON-UB 1) or Microeconomics with Calculus (ECON-UB 2), and either will fulfill your microeconomics requirement. Questions about which course is best for you? Further information will be added shortly to our FAQ page with additional information to help you select the appropriate course for you based on your prerequisites and future academic plans.

Microeconomics with Algebra (ECON-UB 1)

Who can/should take this course? To take Microeconomics with Algebra (ECON-UB 1), you must have any qualifying score for placement into Calculus I which can be found on the Math Department's Website.  Please note that this course includes multiple algebra and graphical problems and greater emphasis is placed on economic intuitions. Assessment is more qualitative and essay-based.  Use this this helpful guide to learn more about what mathematical concepts you will be expected to know prior to enrolling in this course.

Microeconomics with Calculus (ECON-UB 2)

Who can/should take this course? To take Microeconomics with Calculus (ECON-UB 2), you must have at least 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
  • A satisfactory grade (C or higher) in Calculus I (MATH-UA 121) if no eligible test score is available
Please note that this course is more quantitatively-based both in the topics covered and in the assessment.  Please use this this helpful guide to learn more about what mathematical concepts you will be expected to know prior to enrolling in this course.


No AP, IB or GCE A-Level exams or previously taken college classes can be used to satisfy your Microeconomics requirement. This course must be taken through NYU Stern.
 

Statistics | Depends on Proficiency | 4 – 6 Credits

NYU Stern requires all students to take a 6-credit statistics course, and we strongly recommend you complete it during your first year. There are two ways you can fulfill your statistics requirement:

1. By taking one semester of a combined, more intensive 6-credit course called Statistics for Business Control and Regression and Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 103), or

2. By taking – or waiving out of – a regular 4-credit course called Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 1), and then taking the higher level 2-credit course called Regression and Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 3).

Option 1: Statistics for Business Control and Regression and Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 103) 

Who can/should take this course? This is a combined 6-credit course. Any NYU Stern student can take it. No qualifying test scores are needed. You may wish to take this course if you would like to finish your statistics requirement all at once in one intensive semester – rather than spread it out over two semesters.

Option 2: Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 1), followed by Regression and Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 3) 

Who can/should take Statistics for Business Control? This is a regular 4-credit course. Any NYU Stern student can take it. No qualifying test scores are needed. You may wish to take this course if you would like to spread out your statistics requirements over the course of a year, rather than in one more intensive semester.

Who can/should take Regression and Forecasting Models? This is a 2-credit course. 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 should assess your eligibility to place into this course 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.)
 

Either (1) Texts & Ideas or (2) Cultures & Contexts or Global Cultures | 4 Credits

Every NYU Stern student must take Texts & Ideas, along with either Cultures & Contexts or Global Cultures during your degree. You should take one of these three options during your first year. However, because they are all writing- and reading-intensive, we recommend you take only one per semester during your first year. 

If you are an international student and are registered for International Writing Workshop I, we recommend that you complete both International Writing Workshop I and II before taking Texts & Ideas and Cultures & Contexts.

While you do not have to take these two courses during your first year, we strongly recommend that you do.

Text & Ideas (CORE-UA 400-499) | 4 credits

Who can/should take Text & Ideas? Any NYU Stern student can take it. We recommend you take Texts & Ideas during your first year. You should not take it while also taking Cultures & Contexts or Global Cultures. 

Cultures & Contexts (CORE-UA 500-599) or Global Cultures (AFGC-UF 101, CAGC-UF 101, EAGC-UF 101, LAGC-UF 101, MEGC-UF 101, SAGC-UF 101) | 4 credits

Who can/should take Cultures & Contexts? Any NYU Stern student can take it. All students must take either this course or Global Cultures during your degree. You should not take this course while also taking Texts & Ideas.

Who can/should take Global Cultures? Any NYU Stern student can take it. All students must take this course or Cultures & Contexts during your degree. You should not take this course while also taking Texts & Ideas. Please note that this course can be found under the Liberal Studies program.

No AP, IB or GCE A-Level exams or previously taken college classes can substitute these requirements.
 

Natural Science | Depending on Advanced Standing | 4 Credits

You must take one semester of a natural science course to earn your degree. Some of the department-specific courses may have prerequisites, so be sure to check the notes in Albert. If you have a qualifying advanced standing test score, you may use your test score to waive out of this requirement. 

The following courses are open to NYU Stern students:

Physical Science (CORE-UA 200 – 299) 

Who can/should take it? Any NYU Stern student can take it. No qualifying test scores are needed.

Life Science (CORE-UA 300 – 399) 

Who can/should take it? Any NYU Stern student can take it. No qualifying test scores are needed.

Any biology (BIOL-UA), chemistry (CHEM-UA) or physics (PHYS-UA) courses

Who can/should take it?
 Any NYU Stern student can take them, but some of these courses may have prerequisites and are taught for students pursuing these majors. Be sure to check the notes in Albert for prerequisites or special considerations.

Select environmental science (ENVST-UA), anthropology (ANTH-UA), and psychology (PSYCH-UA) courses

Who can/should take it? Any NYU Stern student can choose from the below options. Be sure to check the notes in Albert for prerequisites or special considerations.
  • Select environmental science courses: ENVST-UA 100, 210, 226/9226, 254, 275/9275, 232, 360. ENVST-UA 101 and ENVST-UA 400- and 500-level courses will not be approved. Any other ENVST will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Select anthropology courses: ANTH-UA 2, 50 – 59, 80, 90, 240, 326, 511, 512.
  • Select psychology courses: Cognitive Neuroscience (PSYCH-UA 25), Developmental Psychology (PSYCH-UA 344) or Social Neuroscience (PSYCH-UA 35).

Elective Course | Depending on Your Schedule | Variable credits

You must complete at least 20 credits of coursework outside of Stern over the course of pursuing your degree. Oftentimes, these credits can be covered by pursuing a minor. Electives from across NYU are open to NYU Stern students except for courses from the School of Professional Studies (SPS -UC). Courses can be taken from any of the following schools across NYU:
  • College of Arts & Science (courses ending in -UA)
  • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development (-UE)
  • Tisch School of the Arts (-UT)
  • Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (-GP)
  • Gallatin School of Individualized Study (-UG)
  • Silver School of Social Work (-US)
  • College of Global Public Health (-GU)
  • Tandon School of Engineering (-UY)

Who can/should take an elective? You may have room in your schedule to take an elective or two. How much room you will have depends on whether you waive out of some of your required courses. Be sure to check the notes in Albert under each course to ensure that it is open to NYU Stern students.
 

If You’re In the BS in Business & Political Economy (BPE) Program:

The courses below are either ones that are required or strongly recommended you take during your first year. You can click on each course to expand more details.

Cohort Leadership Program | Required in the Fall | 0 Credits

Who can/should take this course? All students are required to take Cohort Leadership Program in your first-year fall semester. You will be automatically enrolled in the course and you should be able to see it on your schedule by early July.

The Cohort Leadership Program (MULT-UB 9) is a weekly 0-credit class in the fall semester. It develops professional and leadership skills that set the foundation to achieve success as a business student. You will develop a greater self-awareness, learn from different perspectives, and engage dialogue around various topics and provide tools to be successful during your first year. You'll find out more about it during NYU Stern New Student Orientation.
 

Intro to Economic and Political Thought | Required in the Fall | 4 credits

Who can/should take this course? All BPE students are required to take this course as your fall writing course. You will be taking Business and Society as your spring semester writing course.

No AP, IB or GCE A-Level exams or previously taken college classes can be used to satisfy this requirement. This course must be taken at NYU.

A Calculus or Math Class | Depending on Proficiency | 4 Credits

All NYU Stern students must complete at least Calculus 1 (MATH-UA 121). This class also serves as a pre-requisite for Microeconomics (ECON-UB 1). Students with appropriate advanced standing exam scores may be exempt from this requirement. If you choose to waive out of this requirement with your exam score, you do not need to take additional/further math at NYU Stern. Qualifying advanced standing exam scores for math include:
 
  • AP: Calculus BC score of 4 or 5
  • IB: Math HL score of 6 or 7
  • GCE A-level: Math score of A or B

Alternatively, math placement exams are being offered remotely throughout the summer for students who wish to place into a higher math course and/or don’t have a qualifying test score to exempt them from the requirement. Foreign maturity exams and math courses taken at other institutions must be reviewed by the NYU Stern Undergraduate College Academic Advising Office. 

Please review the information below carefully to see what course you should enroll in:

Algebra and Calculus (MATH-UA 9) 

Who can/should take this course? Any NYU Stern who does not qualify for Calculus I should enroll in this course. (See Calculus 1 qualifications below.) Opportunity Program students should refer to the email you received and register for the appropriate level of Math and associated recitation.

Calculus I (MATH-UA 121) 

Who can/should take this course? To take this course, please review the eligibility requirements on the Math Department's website. 

Calculus II (Math-UA 122) or Linear Algebra (MATH-UA 140)

Who can/should take this course? To take this course, please review the eligibility requirements on the Math Department's website. You should consider taking this or another higher level math course beyond Calculus I if you are considering a major/minor in math, or pursuing graduate school in fields such as economics, finance, or math.

Calculus III (MATH-UA 123) 

Who can/should take this course? To take this course, please review the eligibility requirements on the Math Department's website. You should consider taking this or another higher level math course beyond Calculus I if you are considering a major/minor in math, or pursuing graduate school in fields such as economics, finance, or math.
 

Microeconomics | Depending on Placement | Required in your First Year | 4 credits

Since you'll be studying abroad in your sophomore year, all BPE students must complete both Microeconomics and the full Statistics requirement by the end of your first year. (For more on Statistics, please see the next bullet point.) 

If you are eligible to take either version of Microeconomics in the fall, you are required to take it in the Fall semester. If you are not eligible to take either version of Microeconomics in the fall, you must take Microeconomics in the spring semester and must take Statistics in the fall.

You may choose to take both Microeconomics and Statistics in the same semester if you are eligible, but this may be considered a quantitatively heavy course load. You have a couple of options for both microeconomics and for statistics.

Microeconomics with Algebra (ECON-UB 1) or Microeconomics with Calculus (ECON-UB 2)

You have two options for microeconomics, and both courses are 4 credits. All NYU Stern students are required to complete either Microeconomics with Algebra (ECON-UB 1) or Microeconomics with Calculus (ECON-UB 2), and either will fulfill your microeconomics requirement. Questions about which course is best for you? Further information will be added shortly to our FAQ page with additional information to help you select the appropriate course for you based on your prerequisites and future academic plans.

Microeconomics with Algebra (ECON-UB 1)

Who can/should take this course? To take Microeconomics with Algebra (ECON-UB 1), you must have any qualifying score for placement into Calculus I which can be found on the Math Department's Website.  Please note that this course includes multiple algebra and graphical problems and greater emphasis is placed on economic intuitions. Assessment is more qualitative and essay-based. Use this this helpful guide to learn more about what mathematical concepts you will be expected to know prior to enrolling in this course.


Microeconomics with Calculus (ECON-UB 2)

Who can/should take this course? To take Microeconomics with Calculus (ECON-UB 2), you must have at least 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
  • A satisfactory grade (C or higher) in Calculus I (MATH-UA 121) if no eligible test score is available
Please note that this course is more quantitatively-based both in the topics covered and in the assessment.  Use this helpful guide to learn more about what mathematical concepts you will be expected to know prior to enrolling in this course.


If you do not have any qualifying scores to place you into either options of Microeconomics, please email the Advising Team at uc.advising@stern.nyu.edu.

No AP, IB or GCE A-Level exams or previously taken college classes can be used to satisfy your Microeconomics requirement. This course must be taken through NYU Stern.
 
 

Statistics | Depending on Placement | Required in your First Year | 2-6 credits


Since you'll be studying abroad in your sophomore year, all BPE students must complete both Microeconomics and the full Statistics requirement by the end of your first year. 

If you are eligible for either version of Microeconomics in the fall semester, you could choose to take both Microeconomics and Statistics in the same semester, but this may be considered a quantitatively heavy course load. 

If you are not eligible for either version of Microeconomics in the fall semester, you must take Statistics in the fall semester and take Microeconomics in the spring semester.

Statistics (STAT-UB courses depending on proficiency — see below)

NYU Stern requires all students to take a 6-credit statistics course. There are two ways you can fulfill your statistics requirement:

1. By taking one semester of a combined, more intensive 6-credit course called Statistics for Business Control and Regression and Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 103), or

2. By taking – or waiving out of – a regular 4-credit course called Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 1), and then taking the higher level 2-credit course called Regression and Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 3).

Option 1: Statistics for Business Control and Regression and Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 103) 

Who can/should take this course? This is a combined 6-credit course. Any NYU Stern student can take it. No qualifying test scores are needed. You may wish to take this course if you would like to finish your statistics requirement all at once in one intensive semester – rather than spread it out over two semesters.

Option 2: Statistics for Business Control (STAT-UB 1), followed by Regression and Forecasting Models (STAT-UB 3) 

Who can/should take Statistics for Business Control? This is a regular 4-credit course. Any NYU Stern student can take it. No qualifying test scores are needed. You may wish to take this course if you would like to spread out your statistics requirements over the course of a year, rather than in one more intensive semester.

Who can/should take Regression and Forecasting Models? This is a 2-credit course. 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 should assess your eligibility to place into this course 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.)

Natural Science | Depending on Advanced Standing | 4 Credits

You must take one semester of a natural science course to earn your degree. Some of the department-specific courses may have prerequisites, so be sure to check the notes in Albert. If you have a qualifying advanced standing test score, you may use your test score to waive out of this requirement. 

The following courses are open to NYU Stern students:

Physical Science (CORE-UA 200 – 299) 

Who can/should take it? Any NYU Stern student can take it. No qualifying test scores are needed.

Life Science (CORE-UA 300 – 399) 

Who can/should take it? Any NYU Stern student can take it. No qualifying test scores are needed.

Any biology (BIOL-UA), chemistry (CHEM-UA) or physics (PHYS-UA) courses

Who can/should take it?
 Any NYU Stern student can take them, but some of these courses may have prerequisites and are taught for students pursuing these majors. Be sure to check the notes in Albert for prerequisites or special considerations.

Select environmental science (ENVST-UA), anthropology (ANTH-UA), and psychology (PSYCH-UA) courses

Who can/should take it? Any NYU Stern student can choose from the below options. Be sure to check the notes in Albert for prerequisites or special considerations.
  • Select environmental science courses: ENVST-UA 100, 210, 226/9226, 254, 275/9275, 232, 360. ENVST-UA 101 and ENVST-UA 400- and 500-level courses will not be approved. Any other ENVST will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Select anthropology courses: ANTH-UA 2, 50 – 59, 80, 90, 240, 326, 511, 512. 
  • Select psychology courses: Cognitive Neuroscience (PSYCH-UA 25),  or Developmental Psychology (PSYCH-UA 344) or Social Neuroscience (PSYCH-UA 35).

Foreign Language | Depending on Proficiency | 4 – 6 Credits

As a BPE student, you are required to show proficiency in a second language (other than English) through the collegiate/NYU Intermediate II level.

Who should take a foreign language course? If you do not have an appropriate exam score to waive you out of this requirement, you can take a foreign language placement through the College of Arts & Science (CAS). Speak to your academic adviser in the fall for further clarification. You may waive out of the language requirement through one of the following ways: 
 
  • A high score on an 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 an 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)
  • A satisfactory score on NYU's foreign language placement or exemption exam
  • Or, you have attended a high school outside the United States for four years or more in which all classes (other than English) were taught in another language.
     

Elective Course | Depending on Your Schedule | Variable credits

Business and Political Economy students must complete at least 28 credits of coursework outside of Stern over the course of pursuing your degree. Oftentimes, they can be covered by pursuing a minor. Electives from across NYU are open to NYU Stern students except for courses from the School of Professional Studies (SPS -UC). Courses can be taken from any of the following schools across NYU:
  • College of Arts & Science (courses ending in -UA)
  • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development (-UE)
  • Tisch School of the Arts (-UT)
  • Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (-GP)
  • Gallatin School of Individualized Study (-UG)
  • Silver School of Social Work (-US)
  • College of Global Public Health (-GU)
  • Tandon School of Engineering (-UY)

Who can/should take an elective? You may have room in your schedule to take an elective or two. How much room you will have depends on whether you waive out of some of your required courses. Be sure to check the "notes" in Albert under each course to ensure that it is open to NYU Stern students.
 




Step 4: Review these helpful tips for creating the best class schedule for you

 
  • 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.
  • Plan ahead. Be mindful of your expected obligations outside of the classroom (such as religious observances and other commitments) when scheduling classes.
  • Maintain satisfactory degree progress. Students should enroll in 16 – 18 credits each semester.
  • 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. 
  • Monitor Albert. Some courses like Text & Ideas, Cultures & Context, natural sciences, and statistics may close and then re-open throughout the summer.
  • Be prepared. Read through the notes listed for your intended classes in Albert, as they indicate pre-requisites and enrollment eligibility.
  • Registering and course planning from around the World. Many of you may be enrolling in classes and will be taking your remote classes in the fall from all around the world.  Prior to July 22, be sure to know what time it will be where you are when course registration begins so you are fully prepared to enroll in classes at that time. The same goes for planning for your fall schedule: if you will be somewhere other than NY time during the fall, be sure you take into account your timezone and what makes sense for you when building your schedule.
     
Finally, we recommend the following steps if you're utilizing your AP/IB/GCE A-level scores during registration:
 
  • Enroll in a full courseload (16 – 18 credits). 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 NYU Stern Academic Advising Office can assist with scheduling options.
  • Send your scores. If you are planning on submitting AP/IB/GCE A-level scores, you may find instructions on submitting standardized test scores on the Admissions website. You can find NYU Stern's policy for Advanced Standing credit on our website, under "Advanced Standing and Credit by Examination."
  • View your received test scores. To check if NYU has received your official scores, log in to Albert and look in the “Grades and Transcripts” tab to see your "Test Scores." 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. We will update this section as needed with additional information for students whose tests have been canceled or otherwise impacted this year, but if you have questions about this, you can reach out to the Academic Advising Office at uc.advising@stern.nyu.edu or at (212)-998-4020