Students register for courses through NYU's Student Information System (Albert), and receive NYU credit for all courses taken. Course offerings organized by location can be found on the courses page for each Global Academic Center. A list of all courses at the Global Academic Centers, organized by department, can be found here. Before registering for classes all students should review important information about academic requirements and other policies for study away students on the academic policies and procedures page.
All students register for courses using Albert (NYU’s Student Information System). Albert can be accessed through NYU Home, or by going directly to albert.nyu.edu. When using the Albert course search – accessed via the student center on Albert or by going directly to albert.nyu.edu/course-search – find a global center’s courses by selecting the appropriate term and site from the drop down to the right under Study Away Programs. (For courses available to students studying away during the fall and spring semesters use "NYU Accra", "NYU Berlin", etc.) Note that Study Away courses cannot be found using the search fields. You must navigate to individual courses by clicking on the appropriate subject heading. NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai courses are found under the school headings in the general search. NOT using the study away drop down menu.
Please note that while many courses currently do not show a course description in Albert, descriptions and syllabi can be found on the courses pages of the Study Away website. The courses in the Albert course search for a designated site should match the courses page on the Study Away site. If you have questions about study away course offerings please contact email@example.com
Students register for study away courses during registration week at NYU. This is typically in mid-late November for the spring term and mid-late April for the fall. Registration for Fall 2015 courses will begin the week of April 20, 2015. Students will be able to view their exact appointment time in Albert. View the following guide for instruction: Viewing Appointment Times in Albert
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a spot in any course for any student. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you have some flexibility in your schedule and that no ONE course is absolutely necessary for your degree progress. Some courses abroad, can fill and do run waitlists. If you want to take a course that is closed, we recommend that you add yourself to the waitlist if possible. (When waitlisting, make sure to use the Swap function so that Albert knows which class to drop you from should a space open up in the course. If you already waitlisted but did not use the Swap function, use Edit Swap to set up a swap after the fact.) Many courses have a waitlist limit of five students. When this waitlist limit is reached, waitlisting for the course is no longer possible.
Waitlists do NOT guarantee you a spot in a class, but students do occasionally get in off of the waitlist when enrolled students drop the course. After initial registration, this movement is most likely to happen during the drop/add period once you arrive at your site, so occasionally students are able to get the courses they want on site even if they weren’t able to do so at registration. Since the likelihood of getting into a course off of a waitlist can be difficult to predict, you should always be enrolled in a back up course. Additionally, for some courses, we monitor waitlists, occasionally adding seats or opening additional sections if demand is high enough and enough classroom space and instructors can be found.
Who should I contact if I'm stuck on a waitlist? Can the instructor give me permission?
If you would like to inquire about your position on the waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. As there are many factors to consider in overriding a course cap, including classroom space and departmental guidelines we ask that you not contact instructors directly to request permission to enroll in a class. Our staff will be in contact with professors and put you in touch with them directly as necessary.
Waitlists remain active until the end of the "drop/add" period during the first two weeks of the semester. This means that you may roll into a course off of a waitlist even after classes have begun. Be sure to check your final schedule at the conclusion of the second week to make sure your registration matches your final course schedule. Remember, waitlists are not a guarantee. While seats do occasionally open up during the first two weeks of the term, many students do not get into their desired courses off of the waitlist. Be sure to attend the classes for which you are registered.
Please keep in mind that instructors cannot grant enrollment into a closed course and in many cases do not determine whether or not students satisfy prerequisites. At the Global centers these cases are handled by our academics team with consultation of the instructors as necessary.
For most inquiries please contact email@example.com for assistance. We will be happy to put you in touch with either local site staff or an instructor if needed based on your specific inquiry.
Class numbers are found under in Albert under the "Click here to learn more:" class details for each class. Class numbers change each semester so make sure you are looking at courses under the correct term. Class numbers are not available on the Study Away website course listings. For an example of where to find the class number in the Albert course search click here.
All students must register for full time status 12 - 18 points per semester while studying at a Global Academic Center. At most sites this means registering for three to four courses. Visiting students should also check with their home school for minimum requirements as some schools require students to take a minimum amount of courses.
If you are interested in taking over 18 points please visit the Policies and Procedures page here.
All students are required to take the non-credit course Global Orientations when studying at Global Academic Centers. This course engages students in the intellectual life of the center and prepares them for their regular course work by giving them a basic foundation in the history and culture of the host community. The content and structure of the course vary from site to site. Students receive a grade of "pass" or "fail" for the course on their transcripts. This course is listed under Global Programs (GLBL-UA) under College of Arts and Sciences in Albert.
Students studying at: Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, Madrid, Paris, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv must take either a language course for a letter grade or (if they have already achieved advanced proficiency) a content course taught in the language of the host country.
More information on Academic Requirements for Study Away students can be found on the Policies and Procedures page.
If you have previously studied away at the same Global Academic Center and taken the Global Orientations course you may be exempt from taking this course again. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe you may qualify for exemption from this course.
Please note that the Global Orientations course is different at each site. Taking the course previously at a different academic center would not qualify you for exemption.
While we make every effort to post days, times, and instructors as far in advance as possible, days and times are sometimes left TBA when faculty or class room availability has not yet been determined. We recommend that if you are interested in a course that is currently listed as TBA you add the course to your shopping cart, or if registration is open that you register for the course. The academics team will announce the day and time to all enrolled students as soon as a day & time have been confirmed. Please also be sure to read course notes to see if there is any additional information regarding the class schedule. At smaller sites or with courses in which we expect to have low enrollment days and times will be scheduled after registration to take into account student interest and availability. Still have questions about a course's day and time? Email email@example.com.
Some study away sites enable students to wait-list for courses that have reached capacity. Please be aware that being on the wait list for a class does not guarantee you a spot in the class. Students can’t attend wait listed classes. It’s your responsibility to check your status via Albert.
Albert allows you to wait list for several classes at a time, including those that meet at the same time as a course you are currently enrolled in. However, in order to be enrolled off a wait list you MUST use the SWAP function. For more information on using the SWAP function, please view the NYU Registrar’s Albert Registration Help Guide.
Please note that Albert WILL NOT enroll you in more than 18 units without prior approval. This means that unless you told the system to swap your wait listed course for an enrolled course (by using the SWAP function), you will not be enrolled in the wait listed class despite it being your turn to roll in off of the wait list.
Even if you have space in your schedule (e.g. you are enrolled in 14 units and on the wait list for a 4 units course), the system will not enroll you in a course if you have a time conflict. The system will move further down the wait list until it finds a wait listed student that it can enroll in the open spot in the class.
If you already waitlisted but did not use the Swap function, use Edit Swap to set up a swap after the fact.
Yes - All NYU students that would normally require clearance from their academic advisor must get advisor clearance as usual before registering for study away classes. (If your program does not require advisor clearance for registration then you will not need clearance.)
Unfortunately we cannot guarantee a spot in any course for any student. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you have some flexibility in your schedule and that no ONE course is absolutely necessary for your degree progress. For further information please see A class I really want to take is full. What should I do? above.