Students must maintain continuous matriculation every academic year until graduation. Typically, this is achieved by enrolling in courses in the fall and spring semesters. Students who do not need to register for more courses in a fall or spring semester to fulfill degree requirements, but who have not yet graduated because of an incomplete grade or because the Colloquium has not been completed, must maintain their student status in the University by registering for the 0-unit “Maintain Matriculation” (MAINT-UG 4747). Students who register for MAINT-UG 4747 “Maintain Matriculation” are allowed access to, NYU Home, Bobst Library and entry to most buildings. Students who do need to register for more courses to fulfill degree requirements, but who want to take a fall or spring semester off for non-medical personal reasons during their career should request a Leave of Absence.
Students who do not register for classes during a fall or spring semester, and who still have outstanding credit-bearing courses requiring registration, are not eligible to register for MAINT-UG 1 "Maintain Matriculation." These students should request a leave of absence by contacting the Gallatin Office of Student Affairs.
International students (students with F1 and J1 visas) are required to be full-time students every semester; this means they must complete at least 12 units per semester. An international student who needs to take a semester off, must first contact the NYU Office of Global Services, then contact Gallatin’s Office of Advising at (212) 998-7320. International students may not register to maintain matriculation without the permission of both offices.
During the semester in which a student registers to maintain matriculation:
1) The student is not eligible to receive financial aid, and
2) Student loan repayments may become due.
Students who receive financial aid (loans, grants, and scholarships) should contact the Office of Financial Aid, to learn more about financial aid ramifications.
Students are not eligible to live in University housing during the semester in which they are registered to maintain matriculation. For more information, contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services.
Students enrolled in an NYU student health insurance plan who want to continue coverage while registered to maintain matriculation, should contact the Student Health Center.
A student who is a dependent enrolled in a parent or guardian’s health insurance plan may become ineligible for this insurance while registered to maintain matriculation because the student will not be a full-time student. Contact the insurer directly to determine eligibility requirements.
Questions about any of these policies should be directed to the Office of Advising at 1 Washington Place, 5th floor, (212) 998-7320.