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Critical Instructions

Now that you are a Summer in NYC student, there are a few remaining steps that you must complete to register for classes and prepare for your first day.

Prepare to Register

  1. 

Activate your Net ID

    Go to http://start.nyu.edu and follow the instructions. Your NetID is your login and username for your NYU e-mail account. 



  2. Log in to NYUHome service and NYUAlbert
    Go to http://home.nyu.edu and enter your NetID and password. Visit the various tabs to familiarize yourself with the layout and information available. Confirm that you have access to your e-mail account.

    Albert (NYU’s student information system) displays your schedule, classroom location, and final grades. From the NYUHome Welcome screen, click on the tab labeled "Academics." On the upper left side of the Academics page, click the box labeled "Albert Login." You will now be at the Albert Welcome screen.

  3. Accept/Decline Your Admissions Offer
    Once logged into Albert, select "Applicants" and then "Application Status" to Accept or Decline your admissions offer.

    Please note: At this point in the process you will need to WAIT 24 HOURS to activate your email and begin registering. If you receive an error message stating the the system does not recognize your credentials, simply try back the next day. If the problem persists, email a screen shot of the error message to university.programs@nyu.edu.

Activate Your NYU Email

Once you activate your NYUHome account and waited 24 hours after accepting your admission decision, you can check your NYU e-mail by logging in to NYUHome and clicking the "E-mail" link, or navigating directly to email.nyu.edu, and using your NYUHome credentials. All NYU correspondence from this point on will be sent to your NYU e-mail address. 



If you are having difficulty accessing your NYU email account, be sure you’ve activated your account by following these steps:

  1. Clear your browser cache and cookies by going into your web browser's internet options.
  2. Go to start.nyu.edu.
  3. Enter your netID (which is the ID you were given via email that contains your initials followed by three or four numbers). Then click 'Start.'
  4. Re-enter your password and click 'Continue.'
  5. Select the third item, 'Set an NYU Google Apps for Education password.'
  6. Enter a new password and follow the instructions on the screen to complete activation of your email account.
  7. Once your email account has been activated, go to home.nyu.edu and sign into NYU Home.
  8. To access your NYU email account, click on 'E-mail' under the NYU Home banner on the upper right hand corner.  

Register for Classes

  1. Enroll in Classes
    Through the Student Center in Albert, click on the "Enroll" link on the left-hand side of the page and select classes to enter into your shopping cart. Be sure to use the search function on the right hand side of the course guide in order to narrow your search by subject, session, or by open/closed status. Once your selected courses are in your shopping cart, confirm classes by clicking "Finish Enrolling." 



    If you are interested in enrolling in more than one class, select "Add another class" and repeat the process. Students are allowed to take up to 8 credits per 6-week session. 



    If you are blocked from registering for a course for any reason, please submit an Enrollment Request Form with the Academic Resource Center. You must include your full name and NYU ID Number (your N number) in all communications.

    Detailed instructions can also be found in our Guide to Albert Registration.

  2. Review Your Schedule
    In the student center, select "My Class Schedule" to find out the location, dates and times for the courses you selected. 



Register for Housing and Meal Plans (Optional)

Summer in NYC students have the option to live on campus. Once you are admitted, you will receive information on how to apply for housing via email. Students who choose to live on campus must sign up for a meal plan with 10 or more meals per week.

To learn more about housing and meal plans, visit the Living on Campus web page.

Pay Your Bill

Once you are registered for your summer courses, you will be required to pay your bill. Notification regarding your tuition bill will be sent to your NYU e-mail address beginning in mid-April. 



You can access and pay your bill via Albert 24 hours a day.

  • Log in to your NYUHome account.
  • Open Albert.
  • Enter your student center.
  • Click on ‘View Bursar Account’ (bottom right hand corner under ‘Finances’).
  • Follow the instructions to make a payment.


Our preferred method of payment is by electronic check. There is no additional fee for this safe and secure service. If you are unable to pay using an electronic check, please select one of our other methods of payment.



If you would like to add a parent to your eSuite account, follow the directions found here. Account activity can be viewed by signing into eSuite and clicking on 'View Activity' under the 'My Account' tab.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Bursar at bursar.studentaccounts@nyu.edu or 212-998-2806. You may also visit their website.

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