FAQs: Transcripts, Wait Lists


How can I order a copy of my transcript?

You can order copies of your official and/or unofficial transcript online. You have the option of ordering electronic transcripts or hard copy transcripts.

How many transcripts can I request?

A maximum of 10 official and/or unofficial transcripts will be processed for each request. If you order multiple official transcripts, they will arrive individually sealed.

Is ordering a transcript free?

Paper transcripts are completely free, unless you elect to pay for a faster shipping speed. (Transcripts are sent via standard USPS mail and take 7-10 business days to arrive in the current circumstances). Unofficial electronic transcripts are also free. However, there is a small fee per each electronic official transcript you order.

Can my transcript be faxed?

No, we do not fax transcripts. However, you can order an electronic PDF copy of your transcript.

When will my transcript arrive?

If you attended the graduate Stern program prior to the summer of 2018, there will be an automatic hold on your account, as your records were transferred over from our old system. The hold on your account will be released within 1-2 business days, after which your transcript will be mailed via standard USPS mail. In the current circumstances, regular mail takes approximately 7-10 business days to arrive.

When you place an order for a transcript, you will be offered alternative shipping methods that include tracking/expedited service, but bear in mind that a cost will be associated. Expedited shipping is strongly recommended for transcripts being mailed internationally, as otherwise the transcript may take several weeks to arrive.

As a current student, how do I obtain an unofficial transcript on Albert?

You can follow the instructions listed on the step sheet found here.

If I request an unofficial transcript, will it be ready faster than an official transcript?

Both official and unofficial transcripts will take 1-2 business days to process. Current students can print unofficial transcripts via Albert. Click here for more information.

I need to include a form along with my transcript request, how do I do that?

If there is a form you need to be completed on the registrar's end, please email us at registrn@stern.nyu.edu before you order a transcript. When you order a transcript online, you must submit the final version of any attachments you include.

Wait Lists

How do I waitlist for a class?

Please refer to the Albert waitlist student guide for step-by-step instructions.

Is the waitlist administered on a first come, first served basis?

Waitlists are not evaluated on a first come, first served basis. We take into account a variety of criteria when deciding a student's waitlist position, including: student program; expected graduation date; total credits earned thus far; whether or not the course was selected as part of the student's lottery and the priority ranking, etc

How will I know if a seat becomes available to me?

You will receive an email if a seat becomes available to you in a class for which you have waitlisted. Instructions on how to accept/decline the waitlist offer will be included. Note: students will NOT be notified if a seat does not open up in a waitlisted class.

How does a seat in a course “open up?”

A seat in a course opens when a registered student drops the course.

Am I guaranteed a seat in a class if I am signed up on the waitlist?

No, but we do our best to get as many waitlisted students as possible enrolled into a class.

I removed myself from the waitlist, however, I wish to put my name back on, but the system does not allow me to. What should I do?

Please e-mail the Office of Records & Registration at registrn@stern.nyu.edu and we will be more than glad to add your name back to the waitlist.

I spoke to the professor of the waitlisted course and they’ve allowed me to override into this closed course, can you process this?

Professors are not allowed to approve or override students into closed courses that have a waitlist. The student must respect the waitlist process, once a seat becomes available, they will receive an offer.

I received an email indicating that I am not eligible to waitlist for a course, why is that?

Langone students in their first year of the program are not eligible to waitlist for electives. Core courses such as Stats and LIO are reserved for new students only; exceptions are made if approved by APB for continuing students but they should not be on waitlists.