Graduate students may earn course equivalency credit for professional experiences they have had before matriculating in Gallatin. The process of receiving credit begins with the compilation of an extensive portfolio documenting the student’s learning experiences prior to matriculation at Gallatin and ends with a rigorous evaluation process by NYU faculty. Students must demonstrate through the portfolio that they have mastered the material they would have learned in comparable NYU courses.
Students may apply for a maximum of 12 course equivalency units (in combination with transfer units). Students must submit an extensive portfolio soon after they have completed 12 units in the M.A. program and before they have completed 20 units. Course equivalency units are applied half to the classroom requirement and half to the individualized projects option.
To begin the process of applying for course equivalency units, students should consult the director of external programs about the rules and regulations governing the course equivalency process.