Students may apply to study for credit at other colleges or universities while matriculating at Gallatin. Students must be pre-approved for such external study, and approval is by no means guaranteed. Two types of external study are possible. In concurrent registration the student takes classes at another institution in the United States while either maintaining matriculation by fee or concurently registering for courses at New York University; in non-NYU study abroad the student studies outside the United States, either through an accredited U.S. college or university or through direct enrollment in the an approved foreign university.
To apply for external study, students must complete the External Study Form, have it approved by their adviser, and submit with their required documents to the Gallatin Office of Global Programs, 411 Lafayette, 3rd floor. Students who meet the following priority application deadlines will receive decisions within 10 business days of submission: Fall, April 1; Spring, November 1; Summer, March 1. Required documents include (1) official descriptions (printed from the internet is acceptable) of the external program and the course(s) and number of credits in which the student will enroll; and (2) a one-page statement in which the student explains how this particular program enhances her or his education.
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:
Applicants for concurrent registration should note that requested courses:
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. In addition, 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:
In order to receive credit for external study, the student must have the external institution send an official transcript directly to:
Office of Global Programs
NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
411 Lafayette, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10003
For more information about External Study, contact Patrick McCreery in the Gallatin Office of Global Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org.