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Adding, Dropping and Withdrawing

After initial fall or spring registration, you may wish to add or drop a course. You may do so on Albert until the end of the second week of fall and spring classes.

Before making changes to your schedule you should discuss this with your academic adviser, and you should consult the Office of the Bursar and the Office of Financial Aid to investigate the financial impact, if any, from making an adjustment. After reviewing information on additional charges, the refund policy, and your financial aid package, you can follow the appropriate procedure as explained below.  

 

Adding Courses

  • Until the last day of the second week off fall and spring classes, you may add most courses (but not all) on Albert without obtaining special permission from the instructor.
  • During the third full week of classes, you may add a course by following the steps below:
  1. Obtain the instructor’s written permission (via email from the instructor's NYU email address or on University stationery/registration form provided by instructor’s department).
  2. Forward the instructor's permission to Gallatin’s Office of Student Services (1 Washington Place, 8th fl). After Student Services receives the approval, a representative will follow up with you to complete the registration process.
  3. Check Albert to confirm that the course has been added to your schedule.

Adding courses after the third full week of classes is not permitted.

Dropping Courses

  • Until the last day of the second week of fall and spring classes, you may drop a course using Albert.
  • You may no longer drop a course after the second full week of classes. Beginning with the start of the third week of classes you must follow the procedure for withdrawing from a course.

Withdrawing from Courses

  • Unlike dropping a course, when you withdraw from one, it cannot be removed from your official academic record. The course will remain on your schedule and recorded with a grade of “W.” Between the start of the third week and the end of the ninth week of classes, you may withdraw from a course by following the steps below:
  1. Discuss the change to your schedule with your adviser.
  2. Submit a class withdrawal request in Albert.
  3. Investigate any financial ramifications or impact on your financial aid package.
  4. Check Albert to confirm that a grade of “W” has been assigned to the course.
  • Merely ceasing to attend a class or notification to the instructor does not constitute an official withdrawal; you must complete the process in person.
  • If you must withdraw from courses for medical reasons or other extenuating circumstances, you should seek permission and consideration for withdrawal from the Gallatin Office of Student Affairs (documentation is required).
     

The deadlines above apply to the standard 14-week session courses only. Please see Dropping/Withdrawing from Courses to view the deadlines for other sessions (7-week, 3-week, etc.).