Gallatin students may apply to study for credit at other accredited colleges or universities while matriculated at Gallatin. Students may take classes at NYU and concurrently at a US college/university in the same semester. Alternatively, students may take all classes outside NYU in a given semester, in the US or abroad through a US college/university or through direct enrollment in an approved foreign university. Students must be pre-approved for such external study, and approval is not guaranteed.
All courses taken through external study must be credit-bearing and taken at an accredited four-year (or, for graduate students, graduate) institution. In addition, please note the following requirements and restrictions:
Non-NYU courses taken in the US:
To apply for external study, students must complete the External Study application, which is subject to approval by their adviser and Gallatin's Office of Global Programs. The application includes a 250-500-word statement in which the student explains how this particular program will enhance her or his education.
Students who meet the following priority application deadlines will receive a decision within 10 business days of submission:
Fall: April 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: March 1
Credits earned from external study are considered transfer credits, and students who transferred into Gallatin with prior credits may not be eligible for additional transfer credit. Graduate students are limited to a maximum of 6 credits, which are included in the 12-credit maximum of transfer and course equivalency credit.
Credits earned from external study abroad are subject to the policies applicable to transfer credits:
To receive credit for external study, the student must have the external institution send an official transcript directly to:
Gallatin Office of Global Programs
411 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003
For more information about External Study, contact Kim Foote in the Gallatin Office of Global Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.