In addition to university-wide academic support services, the Opportunity Programs provide an additional level of academic support to OP students via OP Non-Credit Courses (NCCs) and OP tutoring services. OP provides NCCs and tutoring services to positively impact HEOP and CSTEP student retention, academic performance, and, ultimately, graduation.
OP designs NCCs to introduce, enhance, and/or reinforce HEOP and CSTEP students’ understanding of concepts from the corresponding credit-bearing courses. NCCs are conducted in a safe and supportive learning environment and are instructed in a collaborative and cooperative manner. OP offers NCCs during the Summer, Fall, January, and Spring terms.
During the 6-week Pre-Freshman Summer program, incoming freshmen students are enrolled in five NCCs, including their Freshman Colloquium.
Enrollment in NCCs for the Pre-Freshman Summer program is determined by a student’s intended major as well as performance on OP and/or University-wide placement exams.
During the Fall and Spring terms, students are able to enroll in NCCs that support their credit-bearing courses during their concurrent credit-bearing courses. Fall and Spring term NCC offerings are determined by student need. Enrollment and attendance for freshman students in NCCs are mandatory for the Fall and Spring terms. In general, NCC are not required upper-division students*, although if offered for a credit-bearing course, NCC enrollment is highly encouraged for all upper division students.
* For upper division students who earned grades of C or less in a course they were enrolled in and are now enrolled in either a sequential upper level course in the same area or are enrolled in a related science or math course, if offered are required to enroll in NCC supporting their credit bearing class.
The Opportunity Programs offer a 3-week intensive course of study during the January term to prepare upper-division students for advanced courses occurring in the Spring term. Students must submit an application to be considered for enrollment in January term NCCs. Students enrolled in these NCCs meet 3 times each week over 3 weeks for 2 hours each class session.
January term NCC offerings are determined by student need.
The Opportunity Programs offer a 6-week intensive course of study during the summer term to prepare upper-division students for advanced courses occurring in the Fall term. Students must submit an application to be considered for enrollment in Summer term NCCs. Students enrolled in these NCCs meet 3 times each week over 6 weeks for 90 minutes each class session. OP typically holds NCCs in the evening to allow students to pursue internships/externships during normal business hours.
Summer NCC offerings are determined by student need.
The Opportunity Programs provide multiple levels of tutoring support for students. Dependent on the request, students can receive tutoring support from professional and peer tutors hired directly through the Opportunity Programs. In addition, students have access to a variety of university-wide tutoring services.
When university tutoring services are not offered for a particular subject and/or in instances when students need additional levels of support above university tutoring services, the Opportunity Programs provide students with access to OP Peer and Professional tutors.
OP Professional tutors' credentials can range from graduate-degree candidacy to master's degrees and above.
OP Peer tutors are often fellow OP students who have received at least a B+ in the credit-bearing course for which they are providing tutoring.
The Writing-Across-the-Curricula Resource Center assists OP students with critical reading, essay, writing, exam preparation, personal essays for internships and/or graduate school applications, and resume cover letters. Students can access services through drop-in coaching sessions, on-line coaching, or scheduled appointments.
OP WAC Professional tutors credentials can range from graduate students to people with masters degrees and above.
The ULC’s mission is to assist students in developing the knowledge base, skills, and strategies that will help them to become confident, independent, and active learners. Its various academic support services are intended to help students meet the challenge of NYU's rigorous academic standards. The ULC provides tutoring services in two locations. The Academic Resource Center, located in 18 Washington Place, specializes in the sciences whereas the UHALL center, located at 110 East 14th Street, specializes in humanities, social sciences, and math.
The PTC is dedicated to giving students the personalized attention they need to help them achieve their academic goals at the School of Engineering. Tutoring is offered in computer science, physics, chemistry and biology for first- and second-year undergraduate courses during the academic year. In addition, the Writing Center offers tutoring in writing, reading, and English language. The PTC is located at 373 Jacobs Academic Building on the Tandon campus.