Thank You!

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We at University Programs would like to thank all Summer in NYC students for reading this blog, and wish you the best of luck with the remainder of your summer!

Don’t forget that the University Programs team is here for you! Feel free to email up.advising@nyu.edu with any questions you may have as a visiting student alum.

All the best to you!

The American Classroom

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Are you an international student traveling to America this summer? You might find it helpful to check out the University’s video on the American Classroom and what ways it may differ from your previous academic experiences. Don’t forget that the Office of Global Services is also available to you as a resource this summer for any questions you may have, or you can always email the University Programs team at up.advising@nyu.edu!

NYU Bookstore and Textbook Info

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If you can believe it, Session I of Summer in NYC starts in just six weeks! Although we know it’s a busy time of year, don’t forget to start preparing for classes! One way to do this is to purchase your textbooks.

The NYU Bookstore website allows you to search for your textbooks by either entering your student information or your course information. New and used books are available through the bookstore, and many students also choose to purchase books through Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. The bookstore’s website features a brand new price comparison feature, which ensures that you get your textbooks at the best price possible!

If your search comes up empty, don’t fear! Some professors do not post their textbooks on the website, and will instead distribute a book list or syllabus on the first day of class. If you’re eager to learn more about your class before the start of the summer and there’s no syllabus posted online, feel free to email the course instructor to request a copy. This will help you make sure it’s the right course for you, and allow you to start prepping ahead of time!

Stop by the bookstore to pick up your books, check out the computer store (which offers discounted student prices on technology), and maybe even pick up some gifts. Check back this Thursday for information on academic resources available to you as an NYU student this summer!

Choosing Your Classes

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As a Summer in NYC student, you have the opportunity to take almost any course available on the course search! However there are some important things to note and consider when planning your summer schedule.

First, please note that visiting students are typically only permitted to enroll in Undergraduate-level courses. Undergraduate courses are indicated by a “U” in the course abbreviation suffix (ex: PSYCH-UA), while graduate courses are marked by a “G” (ex: PSYCH-GA).

Second, you should always “Click here to learn more” when reading a course description. This section will provide you with information about the course meeting time, when during the summer it takes place, and who will be teaching it. Any pre-requisites or restrictions will be listed under the “Notes:” section. In the example below, note that this four-credit class will take place during the first half of the summer from 5/23-7/03. It will meet three days a week, and the required pre-requisite is PSYCH-UA 1, Introduction to Psychology. If you wish to register for a course that has a pre-requisite requirement, be sure to submit an enrollment request form.

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Finally, if you are taking a course as an elective or just for fun, be sure to consider the many unique offerings of NYU. The Open Arts Curriculum courses at Tisch (OART-UT), Interdisciplinary Seminars at Gallatin (IDSEM-UG), and Media, Culture and Communication courses at Steinhardt (MCC-UE) are just a few of the popular departments we have! As always, you may email us at up.advising@nyu.edu.

How to Register for Classes

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Registering for classes can be a daunting task, but have no fear, we’re here to help! Online registration via Albert began on February 16th, and will be available through the start of summer classes, after which point you must meet with your Academic Advisor (us) or visit the Academic Resource Center at 18 Washington Place. To register yourself, it’s important that you first complete all items on our initial “to-do” list (see previous post). Once you have thoroughly explored the course search, and have written down the five-digit class number of the class(es) you wish to take this summer, you are ready to enroll.

To enroll in courses, first sign in to NYUHome. Once logged in, click on the “Academics” tab. From there, continue to your Student Center. In the top left hand corner, click on “Enrollment.” Select the Summer 2016 term and click continue. Then, enter the five-digit class number you wish to take. Click next and it should be entered into your shopping cart.

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Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 2.52.08 PMIf you’re in the clear and have a green check mark, be sure to click on “Proceed to step 2 of 3.” Confirm that all course information is correct, and complete step 3 of 3! After following these steps, it’s a good idea to return to your Student Center in Albert and make sure you are enrolled by viewing your schedule.

Still seem confusing? Check out the Registrar’s Guide to Albert, review our Advising and Registration page, or email up.advising@nyu.edu with detailed questions.

First Steps for Admitted Students

student writing parkCongratulations on your acceptance! Now that you’ve been admitted to Summer in NYC, it’s time to make your student status official. Below is a “to-do” list of necessary steps. Please see our Critical Instructions page on the visiting student website for additional information.

1. Activate your NetID: Your NetID is your log-in and username information for all NYU e-services and resources. Go to http://start.nyu.edu and follow the instructions.

2. Log-In to NYUHome and Albert: NYUHome is the central hub for online communication. Log-in using your NetID and newly created password. Once you’re in, visit the “Academics” tab and explore the Student Center (aka Albert) where your schedule, classroom location, and grades will be displayed.

3. Accept/Decline your Admissions Offer: If you haven’t done so yet, log in to Albert, select “Applicants” and then “Application Status” to Accept or Decline your admissions offer.

4. Activate your NYU Email: 24 hours after accepting your admissions offer, log back in to NYUHome. On the main page, click the “E-mail” link. This should take you to your new NYU email account. If you are having difficulty with this, please see the troubleshooting steps on our Critical Instructions page. It is NYU policy that all communications take place over NYU email, so check your email often–you won’t want to miss any important messages!

5. Choose your classes: Detailed instructions on how to register will be featured soon! In the meantime, we suggest you explore the course search in Albert (go to Student Center, top left corner, click on “Search”). Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 16.

If you have any questions or difficulty completing this initial “to-do” list, please feel free to email up.advising@nyu.edu. Check back next week for a post on how to register.