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Academic Procedures

These academic procedures apply only to visiting students at NYU admitted through the Office of University Programs. If you are a current NYU student in a degree or diploma program, you should refer to the policies and procedures of your school or speak with your academic advisor.

 

If you are a visiting student admitted through the Office of University Programs and have questions about any of the academic procedures below, please email university.programs@nyu.edu. Be sure to include your full name and University ID number (N#) along with your question(s).


Dropping a Course

Visiting students who wish to drop a course must obtain an Add/Drop form from the SMART Bar in the Academic Resource Center at 18 Washington Place or from the Registrar’s window in the Student Services Center at 25 West 4th Street. Fill out all information requested on the form, including full name, NYU ID number (N#), course and section number(s), class number(s), and student signature.  An authorized signature is required to drop a course after the term’s add/drop period. Students should contact their academic advisor for an authorized signature. Completed Add/Drop forms must be submitted to the Registrar window at the Student Services Center. Students who are currently not on-campus (i.e., students not taking any classes) may send a drop request via email to university.programs@nyu.edu with the student's full name, NYU ID number (N#), course and section number(s), class number(s) and confimration that the student is aware of the refund schedule.

Students will receive email confirmation once they have been dropped from the course.

Visiting students who would like to drop ALL of their courses for the semester and no longer plan to attend NYU, must complete the NYU Semester Withdrawal Form.  Once you have submitted the form, please also email the Office of University Programs at university.programs@nyu.edu to confirm your intent to withdraw; be sure to include your full name and NYU ID number (N#).  During the fall and spring terms, students who wish to withdraw after the ninth week of the semester, must contact their academic advisor for withdrawal authorization.

Please Note: Students are bound by NYU's withdrawal and refund policies. Please refer to our important dates page for withdrawal and refund information for a specific program.


Adding a Course Late

Visiting students who wish to enroll in a course after the specific date for a given semester must:

  1. Obtain written permission from the instructor to enroll late. The permission must include the student's full name, NYU ID number (N#), course title, and class #. Permission can be emailed to university.programs@nyu.edu or submitted in person to the SMART Bar in the Academic Resource Center at 18 Washington Place using the Instructor Permission to Add a Class form.
  2. If submitting the form in person, students must also obtain an Add/Drop form from either the SMART Bar or from the Registrar's window in the Student Services Center at 25 West 4th Street, and must submit the completed form - including full name, NYU ID number (N#), course and section number(s), class number(s), and student signature - to the SMART Bar in the ARC.

Students will receive email confirmation once they have been officially enrolled in the course.


Taking a Course Pass/Fail

Visiting students are able to take one course per term pass/fail. Taking a course pass/fail means that letter grades of A, B, C, and D receive a “P” on the transcript. A letter grade of F is entered as an “F” on the transcript. Credit is still awarded for a course for which a student earns a “P”; however, students should consult with their home institution to determine if a course taken pass/fail would be accepted for transfer credit. Pass/Fail declarations can be made by meeting with the academic advisor for visiting students in the Academic Resource Center at 18 Washington Place. To request a grade of pass/fail, students should complete a Pass/Fail Request Form and submit it to their academic advisor for approval.

Students will receive an email confirmation once their pass/fail form has been submitted to the Office of the University Registrar for processing.

Please Note: Please refer to our important dates page for information on pass/fail declaration deadlines.


Tuition Refund Petitions

Visiting students are bound by NYU's withdrawal and refund policies. Please refer to our important dates page for withdrawal and refund information.

If circumstances arise where a visiting student wishes to petition for the removal of a "W" (withdrawal) grade and a tuition refund, a tuition refund petition must be submitted and must be accompanied by supporting documentation. Exceptions to the published withdrawal and refund schedules are extremely rare. Petitions will be considered only when circumstances are exceptional and documented.

Students should email up.advising@nyu.edu requesting a petition form. The petition form will be sent to the student via email. A completed petition form must be submitted along with any supporting documentation. The petition form and supporting documentation can either be emailed with the subject line "Petition for Tuition Refund" to up.advising@nyu.edu or submitted in person to the SMART Bar in the ARC.

Petition review typically takes 4-6 weeks. Students will receive an email notification once their petition has been reviewed and a decision has been made.

Academic Policies

University Policies and Guidelines

Visiting students at NYU are expected to abide by all policies as set forth by the University, including those related to academic integrity.

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