Enroll as a non-degree or visiting student at NYU

Whether you’re interested in continuing your education without pursuing a full degree, committed to advancing your professional skills, or excited by the chance to take graduate courses at NYU for transfer credit, we’re thrilled to welcome you.

Opportunities for non-degree-seeking and visiting students at NYU are many, but those opportunities—along with eligibility criteria and application policies—vary across our graduate and professional schools and their departments. Below, you’ll find some general information regarding school-specific opportunities. While this is a great place to start, you’ll want to reach out directly to the school you’re interested in for more detailed and comprehensive information.

How to Register

Step 1: Find Your Course

Before you apply, in most cases, you'll need to use the NYU Albert Course Search to find the specific course(s) that interest you and best match your needs. Search and filter by academic subject, level, and more.

Note: not all courses in the course search may be open to all. Be sure to consult the school(s) offering the course(s) that you want to take using the information below before deciding.

Step 2: Apply

If you are not currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program, it may still be possible to register for courses as a non-degree seeking or visiting student in select departments at select schools. Eligibility criteria and application policies vary, so use the general policies and contact information below to connect with the appropriate school(s) to learn more and apply.


Featured Schools

While several departments offer the opportunity to take classes as a visiting student, the following schools offer registration in some of the most popular courses. Click through to their sites or read the policies above to learn more.

NYU School of Global Public Health

Learn about current global public health challenges & how to address them. Study online with world-class faculty!

NYU School of Professional Studies

Offering students the cutting-edge knowledge and skills necessary to stand out. Select courses taught by industry experts are open.

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Training teachers, counselors, therapists, and leaders of schools, colleges, nonprofit agencies, and more. Register for select courses.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Take innovative courses at the intersection of technology and business. No engineering degree required for select courses.


Current Students

For many students, taking courses over the summer is a great way to stay on track, complete degree requirements, or even accelerate their progress towards graduation. For others, summer offers an opportunity to explore new interests by taking courses outside of their area of study.

Current Graduate students can register for summer courses through Albert. Check with your advisor about your school's policy governing registration in another division. Contact information for academic advisors can be found on their school's websites.