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Graduate Student Registration Instructions

To prepare for registration each semester (spring, January term, fall and summer) students should follow the below steps to facilitate the process.

  1. Check your registration appointment day and time (Eastern time zone) under Enrollment Dates on your Student Center Home page.  
  2. Update your contact information on the Personal Info page of your Albert Student Center. Students are required to have an “NYU Emergency Alert” cell phone number and emergency contact to register; update or enter this information as well.
  3. Check for registration holds under Holds on your Student Center Home page.  Some holds may block you from registration; click on each hold listed to find out who you should contact to resolve it.
  4. Review your requirements:  Consult the M.A. Degree Requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of their remaining degree requirements and to plan accordingly.  Please consult your Degree Progress Report on Albert and speak with your adviser about appropriate course selections that will fulfill these requirements. If you have not yet been assigned a primary adviser, please contact your interim adviser.
  5. Search for graduate-level classes Graduate students will not receive credit toward the master’s degree for undergraduate-level courses. Use the Gallatin Courses web page to find course offerings for graduate-level Gallatin courses, and use the NYU Courses page to locate appropriate graduate departments. Then, use the NYU Course Search to get registration information on the classes you plan to take; you can filter for graduate-level courses by selecting the Academic Career filter and choosing “Graduate” in the drop-down menu. Be sure to review the course notes to determine if there are any restrictions, special instructions, or important information.
  6. Meet with your academic adviser to complete and submit the Plan of Study form. Before you can register on Albert, your academic adviser must approve the courses you list on your plan of study.
  7. Add classes to your Enrollment Shopping Cart and use the validate function to identify potential enrollment issues such as time conflicts, the need for department consent or an unmet requisite. If there is an issue, review the course notes to learn of any restrictions, special instructions, or important information. 
  8. Obtain permission numbers and/or departmental consent to register for courses with restrictions. Check the Gallatin NYU Courses page for information about registration restrictions on courses offered by other NYU schools.
  9. Register for classes when registration becomes available for the semester. 
  10. Verify your schedule; if necessary, use Edit Swap or Edit Enrollment to make adjustments to the classes you are enrolled in.
  11. Review your bill and pay your tuition. If you receive financial aid, confirm that your aid has been applied to your NYU e-Bill.

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