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Parents + Families

NYU Parents Website  

Parents, guardians, and families can consult this NYU comprehensive website, which is designed to address issues of concern to parents/guardians, and to answer a wide variety of questions parents/guardians have (e.g., Where is the academic calendar located? - How can I access my student’s billing information? – When does my student register for classes?)  

Parent Helpline

Parents, guardians, and families can get answers to their specific question by sending an email (to parents@nyu.edu) or calling the NYU Parent Helpline (212-998-4219).


What is FERPA and how does it affect parents/gaurdians?

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) was enacted to protect the privacy of students’ education records, establish the rights of students to inspect and review their education records, and provide students with an opportunity to allow inaccurate or misleading information in their education records to be corrected. The result of this act means that parents/guardians must have a student’s permission to access their student’s record. Parents/guardians can learn more about this by reviewing FERPA information on the Gallatin website.
 


Who to Contact at Gallatin

We've created this brief list to help parents quickly reach the appropriate office at Gallatin to help answer any questions you may have. 

Office of Student Affairs

Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Richard Jung, 212-998-1542
Director of Student Affairs Rahul Hamid, 212-992-7750
Can help provide answers about leaves of absence, school/life balance, housing issues, semester withdrawal, adjusting to college, and more.

Office of Student Life

Assistant Director of Student Life, Emma Leary, 212-992-6304
Helps students engage in activities and with organizations that expand their academic, social, political, and cultural interests.

Office of Student Services

Director of Student Services Sherese Williams-Spencer, 212-998-7369
Can assist with registration and financial aid issues.

Office of Advising

Can assist with academic planning, developing a concentration, choosing courses, degree requirements, policies, academic performance, and more.

Internship

Senior Director of Academic Internships, Nancy Rubino, 212-992-8706
Director of External Programs, Faith Stangler Lucine, 212-998-7376
Can assist with internship opportunities.

Health and Wellness

Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Richard Jung, 212-998-1542
Assists students with a broad spectrum of wellness issues including illness, stress and other concerns. Professional staff members are available to listen and to provide limited counseling to help students define what may be troubling them and to develop strategies to cope. More on Wellness Counseling and NYU's Wellness Exchange on our Health and Wellness page here.


Timetable for Important Events/Activities During a Student's First Year

Below is a general timeframe for key events in the coming year. For more specific dates, please see NYU’s academic calendar.

Late Spring/Early Summer:  Entering first-year and external transfer students register for Fall semester courses

Week before Fall semester begins:  Entering first-year and external transfer students participate in Welcome Week activities

Early September:  Fall semester classes begin

Second week of Fall classes:  Students are expected to have their schedules set; drop-add period ends, last day to drop a course without a W appearing on the transcript

Ninth week of Fall classes:  Last day to drop a course (a W appears on the transcript); last day to file for Pass-Fail grade

November:  Continuing students register for Spring semester classes

December:  Final exams / projects due; end of classes

January:  Entering external transfer students register for Spring semester classes

Late January:  Spring semester classes begin

Second week of Spring classes:  Students are expected to have their schedules set; drop-add period ends, last day to drop a course without a W appearing on the transcript

Ninth week of Spring classes:  Last day to drop a course (a W appears on the transcript); last day to file for Pass-Fail grade

April:  Continuing students register for Fall semester classes

Early May:  Final exams / projects due; end of classes

Mid-May:  NYU commencement and Gallatin graduation ceremonies occur

Late May - Mid-August - Summer semester classes are in session

 


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