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Incoming First-Year Students


Welcome to Gallatin!

This site will help you to prepare for your pre-registration advising appointments with a faculty adviser and to register for fall courses. There will be a full orientation during Welcome Week in August before classes begin. In the meantime, you can brush up on your knowledge of the Gallatin School so that you know what to expect in your first semester.

If you are an incoming first-year student, you will receive information in May to guide you through the following six steps. In the meantime, while you are welcome to browse through this website, please do not submit any forms until you receive full instructions from Gallatin.

  1. Gallatin’s Philosophy and Curriculum
    Learn more about individualized study at Gallatin and your requirements for graduation.
  2. Advising for First-Year Students
    Submit your Advising Questionnaire online by Thursday, May 14, 2015.
  3. Strategies for Your First Semester
    Key information about prerequisites, placement, and NYU's student information system will help you consider your fall course options.
  4. First-Year Program courses
    All Gallatin students take a Writing Seminar and a First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar in the first semester. Review your course options for fall, and be prepared to discuss your preferences with your registration adviser.
  5. Registering for Classes
    After talking with your registration adviser, submit your Plan of Study online and prepare to register for fall classes on or after Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
  6. Looking forward to fall!
    Learn more about the exciting opportunities planned for Welcome Week, August 29 - September 4, 2015.