Global site courses (excludes Shanghai, New York, Abu Dhabi), listed with “blended” instruction mode in Albert are open to any student who meets the requirements & prerequisites. Blended courses are available to be taken 100% remote synchronously. Please note that class meeting times in Albert are listed in the course location's time zone. For Shanghai, New York, and Abu Dhabi courses, please check with the school or department for more information about how the course can be taken.

Please check back regularly for updates.

Global Site course offereings will be posted by early November.


Navigating Albert

What do instruction modes in Albert mean?

Generally speaking, courses in the Course Search will be listed with one of the following four instruction modes:

In-Person: The course meets 100% in-person for the entire course during its duration.

Blended: The course meets in a combination of in-person and remotely as determined by the school/department. Generally speaking this is out of necessity due to physical space limitations.

Online: There are no physical meetings. The course takes place 100% remotely.

Independent Study

Regardless of instruction mode, the majority of courses should have a fully remote option. 

We anticipate that Global site courses (excludes New York, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai) will be offered either in-person or blended format.

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How do I find courses at different sites in Albert?

A link to the Albert Course Search is available on the Albert Landing page (albert.nyu.edu). As a student you can also access the Course Search via your shopping cart.

To view courses offered by NYU New York, NYU Shanghai, or NYU Abu Dhabi, select the school from the drop down menu to the right under School.

To view courses in the Albert Course Search for all locations except Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, select the location from the drop down menu to the right under Global & Other Study Away Sites as shown in the diagram below. Please note that Go Local Shanghai specific courses will also be found in the dropdown menu.

The highlighted search bars at the top will not provide results including global site courses. You must use the drop down to navigate to the appropriate location.

Albert screenshot showing where to find courses at other sites.

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Where do I find basic Albert how-to guides?

Refer to Albert Registration How-to Guides for additional assistance.

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Time (Time Zones, Time Conflicts, etc.)

Location Daylight Savings? Current Time Zone Daylight Savings Change Date Post Change Time Zone
Los Angeles yes GMT-8 3/14/2021 2:00 AM GMT-7
New York Yes
GMT-5 3/14/2021 2:00 AM GMT-4
Washington DC Yes GMT-5 3/14/2021 2:00 AM GMT-4
Buenos Aires No GMT-3 n/a GMT-3 (no change)
Accra no GMT n/a GMT (no change)
London yes GMT 3/28/2021 1:00 AM GMT+1
Berlin yes GMT+1 3/28/2021 1:00 AM GMT+2
Florence yes GMT+1 3/28/2021 1:00 AM GMT+2
Madrid yes GMT+1 3/28/2021 1:00 AM GMT+2
Paris yes GMT+1 3/28/2021 1:00 AM GMT+2
Prague yes GMT+1 3/28/2021 1:00 AM GMT+2
Athens yes GMT+2 3/28/2021 1:00 AM GMT+3
Tel Aviv yes GMT+2 3/26/2021 2:00 AM GMT+3
Abu Dhabi no GMT+4 n/a GMT+4 (no change)
Shanghai no GMT+8 n/a GMT+8 (no change)
Sydney yes GMT+11 4/4/2021 3:00 AM GMT+10

What time zone are courses in Albert listed in?

Course times in Albert are determined by the course location. For example, if a course is taught from London, the course time of 9 AM in Albert is referring to 9 AM local London time. In relation to this, please be aware of time zone changes as Daylight Savings changes occur across locations. Refer to the above chart to assist you in managing your course times. You can also use this time zone calculator to calculate times for current and future dates. Courses that will conflict later in the semester due to daylight savings changes fall into two categories:

  • If the course will only conflict for maximum 2 weeks due to the difference in daylight savings changeover date (most likely between Europe and the US), you may register for the course. Please be sure to let your global course professor know about the conflict in advance so that they may make accomadations for you for those two weeks.
  • If the course will conflict for more than 2 weeks or for the remainder of the semester due daylight savings differences, you should not register for the course.

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Can I register for courses that actually conflict?

As you are registering for courses, be aware that course times are listed based upon the course location. For example, if you register for a 9 AM course in New York, it runs at the same time as a 3 PM course in Berlin. Albert will not prevent you from registering for both courses; however, you are expected to attend courses at the designated meeting time in Albert synchronously (at the time the course is being taught). Therefore, you should avoid registering for courses with an actual time conflict. Be aware that courses that do not appear to have a time conflict now, may have a time conflict once daylight savings time ends. Please refer to the chart above for assistance and to the previous FAQ for more detail about if you may register for the course despite an actual time conflict. You can also use this time zone calculator to calculate times for current and future dates.

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Registration Help and Courses

When do I register for courses?

You may register for courses beginning your registration appointment time during Registration Week. More specific instructions on how to register for global site courses will be posted in November. 

  • Shanghai home campus courses (courses with suffix "-SHU") will open to Shanghai Go Local students on December 16th (the week after registration week).  
  • Abu Dhabi courses will open to all students on Dec. 20th.

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How do I prepare for registration?

You  should meet with your advisor to discuss your class schedule and get advisor approval and clearance (or follow your school's procedures if different). Please make sure you get the advisor hold (and any other registration holds) on your account lifted prior to your appointment time. You will be able to register for your home campus courses and global site courses during Registration Week.

Before your registration appointment time, you can view course offerings on the Course Search. You may also use the "Shopping Cart" & "Validate" tools to start planning your schedule and confirm you meet course prerequisites and requirements. You can review Albert registration guides for step-by-step instructions on how to validate and more.

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Is there a limit to the number of courses I can take in-person?

The number of available in-person courses will vary according to the size of the location and the area of study.

Go Local students will ideally be able to take at least two courses in person. Some locations may have capacity to allow Go Local students to take more than two in-person courses.

The number of seats available in a particular course may be limited due to physical distancing requirements and facility capacities. We are unable to guarantee a seat in any particular course.

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Can I take courses at any Global site?

All courses at global sites are open to eligible students who meet the prerequisites and other restrictions as long as space is available. Therefore students can create a schedule with courses from multiple locations.

  • NYU Shanghai Home Campus courses will only be open to NYU Shanghai degree students and Shanghai Go Local students. Go Local Shanghai students can begin registering for Shanghai home campus courses beginning Dec. 16th.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi courses will open to non-NYU Abu Dhabi degree students beginning Dec. 20th.

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Can all courses be taken fully remotely?

All courses at Global sites and at New York unless otherwise noted have a fully-remote attendance option. NYU Shanghai and NYU Abu Dhabi courses will vary. You should contact the school/department for more information.

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Can courses be taken asynchronously?

All global site courses (excluding Shanghai) are expected to be taken synchronously. If you have questions please email global.academics@nyu.edu

Please contact the school/department for more information about NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and NYU Shanghai courses.

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Is there a language requirement for Go Local?

Go Local students are not required to take a language course. 

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Is there a minimum number of credits I have to take at the Go Local site?

As a Go Local student, you are encouraged to take at least one course worth 2 or more credits at your location. All locations have a 2-credit course option. Shanghai Go Local students must take at least one in-person/blended mode course worth at least 3 or more credits.

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