The Gallatin School places a great deal of importance on advising. The degree of self-direction and autonomy that Gallatin offers can often be challenging as well as liberating. For this reason, Gallatin's layered advising system ensures that students make meaningful connections to address their diverse and complex needs.
To help you register for your first semester at Gallatin, you will be assigned a member of the Gallatin faculty as your registration adviser. Your registration adviser will be assigned only after you submit the Advising Questionnaire. While you may stay in touch with your registration adviser (it’s very common for Gallatin students to sustain close relationships with many faculty members in our community), you will be assigned a primary faculty adviser in August who will serve as your academic mentor from that point forward.
At the core of Gallatin's advising system is the primary faculty adviser. Each student is assigned to work with a specific adviser on developing interests and constructing a program of study. Together with their advisers, students design the individualized programs that fulfill their academic goals. Students meet with advisers throughout each term to discuss courses, their degree progress and registration for the coming term. Gallatin faculty members are among the professors who serve as primary faculty advisers. As first-year Gallatin students, you will be assigned a primary faculty adviser during Welcome Week before classes begin.
Gallatin's Office of Academic Advising includes a staff of five Class Advisers, each of whom works with a specific cohort of students (First-Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Transfer). The Class Adviser system provides individual students with the support they need, as well as academic events for cohorts of students (such as scholarship workshops, law school application workshops, etc.). Because Class Advisers also teach at Gallatin, each Class Adviser brings specialized academic expertise, including knowledge of other schools and colleges at NYU.
Students are welcome to visit the Office of Academic Advising on the 5th floor of 1 Washington Place. Class Advisers hold extensive office hours and make every attempt to be available to students on a walk-in basis. To meet with a specific adviser, students are encouraged to e-mail or call the adviser directly to schedule an appointment. For general inquiries, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Academic Resource Guide is designed to ease your transition into Gallatin. It is important that you know and understand Gallatin’s intellectual values, academic offerings and administrative support structures. Use this guide to prepare for your first semester so that you understand the requirements and opportunities that the Gallatin program provides.
Submit the Advising Questionnaire online in May.
The Advising Questionnaire will provide crucial information about your academic interests that will serve as the basis of your placement with your Incoming First-Year Registration Adviser. Take care to answer each question thoughtfully, since your responses will provide the foundation for your academic advising relationships that are about to begin!
You will receive an email from Gallatin’s Office of Academic Advising in late May with information about your First-Year Registration Adviser assignment and contact information.
Once you have familiarized yourself with advising at Gallatin, read the Academic Resource Guide and submitted your advising questionnaire, continue to Step 3: Strategies for Your First Semester.
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