Upon matriculation into the program, each student is assigned a core academic faculty as their academic advisor. Assignments are made based on the students' concentrations, academic interests and/or career goals. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the Program Director if you have any questions regarding your advisor assignment.
Students should review their course schedules with their academic advisors before registering each semester to ensure they are on track to completing the degree. GSAS expects students to be enrolled in courses in all Fall and Spring semesters until the degree requirements are fulfilled. Students who are not taking courses, but still working to complete other requirements, such as thesis, field study or language, must be enrolled in Maintenance of Matriculation (see MM section below).
Certain courses require special permission from the instructor or program before a student may register. These courses are indicated in the Albert course search and the program course schedule webpage listing. Students who want to take one of these courses should follow the directions on the note. For more clarification, please contact email@example.com with the course number and title.
Courses taken for the degree cannot be taken pass/fail. GSAS requires students to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and successfully complete at least two thirds of points attempted at NYU, excluding the current semester. Courses with grades of "I", "N", "NR", "W", and "F" are not considered successfully completed. Students also must be within time to degree limits (see 5.8 of the GSAS PP Manual). These GSAS standards are minimal requirements for academic good standing.
Students must be aware of the registration calendar and withdrawal/refund schedule deadlines. If students drop or withdraw from courses, W grades and tuition and registration fee charges are subject to university policies. Please review the NYU Student Information and Resources in detail.
An unresolved grade, "I" or "NR", reverts to "F" one year after the beginning of the semester in which the course was taken. Extension of the incomplete grade, "I", beyond the one year deadline may be petitioned with the program and submitted for approval by the GSAS Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA). No extension will be allowed for "NR" grades.
Students who have a hold on their account blocking them from registration should review the hold message and contact the correct office to resolve the hold. Typically, these are due to arrears in the payment of tuition, fees, loans, or other charges (including housing, dining, library fines, and other activities or services). Please visit the University Bursar website for all pertinent tuition and payment information.
Some courses have a waitlist function for students to waitlist for the course and be enrolled if a spot opens up. We encourage students to use the swap function when waitlisting for courses especially if students are enrolling in a full courseload for said semester. If you are already enrolled in a full course load, even if a spot opens for your waitlisted course, the system will bypass you and enroll the next student on the waitlist. Please review Albert help guide on the waitlist and swap functions (page 10).