Welcome to Campus & Final Reminders

As today is the first day of classes, we at the Office of University Programs want to officially welcome you to NYU and January Term! Here are some final reminders:

Walk-In Hours: Isaac Amad, your Academic Advisor, will be available each week in the Academic Resource Center for walk-in advising hours at the following times:

Monday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Or, if you are unable to meet at these times, email up.advising@nyu.edu to set up an individual appointment.

Drop and Refund Deadlines: Don’t forget that today, Monday, January 4 is the last day to drop a course and receive a full tuition refund. Get in touch with the advising team ASAP if you need to drop your course. Additionally, this Wednesday, January 6, is the last day to drop a course without receiving a “W” grade (withdrawn). For additional dates and deadlines, please see the January Term student handbook.

Winter Guide: Get involved during your time here! Check your NYU email inbox and the Student Resource Center (SRC) website for the Winter Guide, a newsletter highlighting events on campus and throughout NYC during January Term.

Once again, welcome to NYU, best of luck with your courses, and please be in touch if you have any questions!

In-Person Registration Assistance

Still having a difficult time registering? Come talk to Isaac Amad, your academic advisor, in person! Stop by during walk-in hours at the Academic Resource Center (ARC) at 18 Washington Place. Walk-in hours for the rest of the fall semester (up until December 23) are as follows:

Monday: 10 am – 12 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 12 pm
Wednesday: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday: 1 pm – 3 pm

If you are unavailable during walk-in hours, please email up.advising@nyu.edu to set up an individual appointment.

How to Register for Classes

Registering for classes can be a daunting task. But have no fear, we’re here to help!

Online registration via Albert will begin Thursday, October 15 and will be available through January 4, after which date you must meet with your Academic Advisor (us!) or visit the Student Services Center at 25 W. 4th Street. 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 you wish to take this January, you are ready to self-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 January Term option 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. Thumbs up if you receive a green check mark!

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 2.48.34 PMScreen Shot 2014-11-12 at 2.50.41 PMHowever if at this point you receive an error message with either of these icons, please submit an enrollment request form. The course likely has pre-requisites which require approval. Or, if there is a separate issue, the University Programs team will be able to troubleshoot it once we receive your request. Please note: You must be logged in to your NYUHome account to be able to access the enrollment request form.

Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 2.52.08 PMIf you’re in the clear and have that 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 and review your class 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 as an Admitted Student

Now that you’ve been admitted to January Term, 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-related things. 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 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 gmail account! If you are having difficulty with this, please see the troubleshooting steps on our Critical Instructions page.

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

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