Advising & Registration

Academic Advising

Current NYU students with questions about courses should contact their academic advisor within their school or department.

Visiting students should contact their academic advisor in the Academic Resource Center (18 Washington Place). If you have any questions about course selection, pre-requisites, or registration, write to or 212-998-2292.

During the summer, University Programs will host walk-in hours in the Academic Resource Center. Students with questions about their courses, registration, or NYU or NYC resources are encouraged to meet with staff during walk-in hours. We are here to help you, no appointment necessary!

Summer walk-in hours will take place:

Monday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wednesday 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m.

More information about academic advising for Summer in NYC students is also available online.

Summer courses are listed online. Albert is the online NYU system for course information and registration. Feel free to browse the listings to identify courses of interest. It is a good idea to note the five-digit class number for courses you wish to take. The class number is what you enter in Albert when you register.

Full-time vs. Part-time
Summer in New York students are welcome to attend part-time or full-time.

  • Full-time is defined as being enrolled in 6 credits for a six-week session, 3 credits for a three-week session, 12 credits for a twelve-week session, or taking courses that meet at least 18 hours per week total.
  • International students must be enrolled full-time

Summer in NYC students may register for courses beginning February 16.

Students are responsible for their own course registration.  You may register online via NYUHome and Albert, the online student registration and records system. An instructional video and online guide on how to use Albert and register for courses is available to all students and may be helpful to you as you learn the NYU system.

It is important to note that Summer in NYC courses are available first-come, first-served to all students. You are encouraged to find alternative courses of interest in the course listings on Albert in case your first-choice course(s) is full.  If a course you wish to take is full, you may place yourself on the waitlist or set up a course “swap” (see below).

Course prerequisites are listed in the course description on the Albert course listings. If you are unable to register for a course because of a prerequisite–you will likely receive an error message on Albert when this happens–you need to submit an enrollment request form to the Office of University Programs for approval to enroll in the course.

To access the Summer in NYC Enrollment Request form, you must be logged into your NYUHome account. Once you have submitted your form, your request will be reviewed by your academic advisor. You do not need to contact University Programs regarding your form or request. We will follow-up within 5-7 business days via your NYU email with any questions or confirmation information.

Registering for a Waitlist and Swapping
Instructions on how to place yourself on a waitlist and/or set up a course swap are available in the Albert instructional video and online guide.

It is possible to place yourself on the waitlist for a course but not be enrolled into the course if a seat becomes available. 

Waitlist advice:

Always use the swap function when signing up for a waitlisted course.  If you do not use the swap functionality in Albert, but choose instead to individually enroll and waitlist yourself into courses, it is possible that you will not be enrolled into a course from the waitlist due to enrolling in more credits than allowed or due to a time conflict between the waitlisted course and one of your enrolled courses.  The system will not register you if you have two courses that take place at the same time or overlap.

  • Enroll into your alternative selection first.  If your primary selection is closed with a waitlist option (it will say “waitlist” on Albert), you should first enroll into your alternate or backup course.  Then be sure to use the swap functionality when placing yourself on the waitlist for the course you would prefer if seats become available.
  • Placing yourself on a waitlist does not guarantee that you will eventually be able to enroll into a course.  As you continue to prepare for the summer, if you are on the waitlist for a course, it may be useful to begin looking at alternate courses.  You can view all courses online via the link above.  If you would like to view only open courses (i.e., those courses with seats currently available), please select “Open” from the “Open/Closed Classes” drop down menu on the right side of the course search screen.

Here are some additional tips if your first-choice course is currently waitlisted.

  • Enroll in another course of interest.  There are many great courses available, so explore the full list and find other courses that may be interest to you, or explore something new!  You never know – you might discover a new subject of interest by delving into an unexpected course.
  • Waitlisting is automatic. This means that Albert will roll the next person on the waitlist into the course if another student drops out and you meet the requirements outlined above.  No one – not even the course instructor – can grant you permission to enroll in a course if it has a waitlist.
  • Students cannot sit in on waitlisted courses.  Only students enrolled in a course are allowed to attend.  This is due to the size of classrooms and the available seats.

Withdrawing from Courses
Summer in NYC students are NYU students and must follow the policies of the University pertaining to withdrawing from courses.  The course withdrawal schedule is set by the NYU Registrar. Please see the Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid page for additional details.

More information about course and term withdrawal procedures is on the Registrar’s website.

Information about withdrawing from individual courses and withdrawing from the University and tuition refunds is available on the Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid page.

Further information about add/drop, withdrawing, pass/fail, and other academic procedures for Summer in NYC students is also available online.