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Graduate Registration For Stern

In order to enroll in a Stern graduate course, Gallatin students must email the Stern-Cross Registration excel form to and copy their academic adviser. Stern will not accept cross-registration forms directly from students or advisers.

Stern will grant permission to a Gallatin student to enroll provided:

  • The course is open
  • The student has received his/her adviser approval to take the course
  • The student has fulfilled all prerequisites
  • The student is not trying to register for more than 6 units per semester in Stern courses. (Stern does not permit non-Stern students to take more than 6 units of Stern courses per semester.)
  • The student does not exceed the overall 15 unit maximum for Stern courses

Stern Cross Registration Procedure

                   1) Confirm that you have met the prerequisite requirement 

                   2) Make sure you will not exceed the 6 unit limit for the term  

                   3) Make sure you will not exceed the overall 15 unit maximum for Stern courses

  • Verify that you have met the prerequisite. You will not be able to register for your course(s) unless you meet the prerequisite requirement. To verify, please indicate on the Stern Cross Registration form that you have completed one of the following:

1) Taken the pre-requisite courses at Stern.
To verify, enter the prerequisite course information directly the Cross Registration form. You can access the course descriptions and prerequisites on Stern’s Registration Website.

2) Earned an Undergraduate Major or Master’s degree in the course subject area.
Documented proof (an unofficial transcript listing the degree) must be attached to the form. Find out applicable undergraduate/graduate degrees to establish proficiency in a pre-requisite core.

3) Passed a Stern Proficiency Exam.   

4) Obtained a USA CPA license, passing USA CPA exam grade, or Chartered Accountant certification. Documented proof must be attached to the form.

  • Email your completed Stern Cross Registration excel form to and copy your adviser as conformation of adviser approval. ** Be sure to list the complete course number (a subject code followed by a four digit number and the two character section number)  i.e. MKTG-GB 2113 – 10.  Stern will not process forms with incomplete information.**
  • Complete registration on Albert once you receive approval from Stern

1) If your request is approved by Stern, a seat will be reserved for you will be notified via email.

2) Students will only have 2 weeks from the date of approval to register for the course. Once the two weeks are up, the reservation will expire. Stern will not extend the deadlines..

What you should know

  • Submitting the Stern Cross Registration form does not guarantee enrollment in a Stern course even if the course is open. Stern Reserves the right to limit enrollment to Stern students in order to meet the demands of these students who are matriculated in a Stern Degree Program.
  • Please be aware that some of Stern's core classes are restricted and even if they are open you will not be permitted to register for them.
  • Stern registration is managed by Stern Administration therefore an instructor will not give students permission to enroll in a particular course. Instead a student interested in a course should consult with Gallatin and we will negotiate with Stern Administration on behalf of the student. Please keep in mind that the possibility of getting into a closed course is extremely low.
  • Stern Graduate School of Business uses a different calendar, than the regular NYU calendar; please review their calendar to avoid academic or financial penalties.

If you have any questions regarding Stern cross registration please contact the Gallatin Office of Student Services at