NYU Precollege students take a variety of undergraduate courses with other undergraduate students. For all college students, the academic experience begins with registration. Precollege students are responsible for choosing their own courses, creating their own schedules, and seeking help through advising and academic resources whenever needed.

Academic Advising

A team of advisors is available to help you with all of your program preparations.  Whenever you have questions about class registration, resources on campus, dates and deadlines, events, orientation or anything else about NYU Precollege, contact your advisors at precollege@nyu.edu. Tip: be sure to include your name and student ID (N#) in any email so your advisors know who you are.

Selecting Courses

NYU’s schools and departments set aside seats in their college courses for Precollege students. Students may browse the course lists for their term below to view and compare all classes open to Precollege students. 

Summer 2023 Precollege Courses
Fall 2023 Precollege Courses (coming soon)
Spring 2024 Precollege Courses (available in November)

As you consider the courses you wish to take, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Class schedule: Courses take place throughout the day. In the Fall and Spring, do class schedules match your school and extracurricular schedule? Are you more alert in the morning, afternoon, or evening? Choose courses at times that work best for you. If you are taking more than one course, be sure the class times do not conflict.
  • Class days: Try not to take all of your courses on the same days. Students often find that taking classes scheduled on different days helps with time management and distribution of course work.
  • Study time: Think about how much work you will have outside of class time. In college, it is typical to spend about 2 hours studying for every 1 hour in class.
  • Exploring subjects: Some students take courses in one subject for intensive study. However, Precollege is a great opportunity to explore your interests. Is there a subject you have never studied before but find interesting? Consider taking that class and expand your academic experience.

Registration Requirements 

Each course at NYU is worth a set number of college credits (or units).  When deciding on which courses you want to take, keep in mind the registration requirements for the program.

  • All students must register in at least one course.
  • The maximum number of credits/units a student can register for is 4 in the fall or spring semesters and 8 in the summer. 
  • Students living on campus in summer must register in at least two courses.
  • Fall and Spring students may register in online courses only.
  • Summer international students with a NYU student visa must be registered in at least 6 credits/units, and at least one class must be taught in person.

Registering for Courses

Students can register for their courses online in Albert approximately 24 hours after accepting their admission offer

  • Guides on how to register in Albert are available on the NYU Registrar website.
  • Seats in courses are first-come, first-serve.  The earlier you register for courses, the greater your chance of getting a seat.
  • If you encounter a prerequisite or enrollment block when attempting to register for a course, please fill out a course enrollment request form and your academic advisors will assist you.  
  • If the course you wish to take is full, you can register for the wait list.

Academic Policies & Procedures

NYU Precollege students are enrolled undergraduate students at the university, and they must follow the same policies and procedures as all college students at NYU. Below are academic policy highlights. For more information and questions, contact your NYU Precollege advisors at precollege@nyu.edu.

  • Dates and Deadlines: Class dates and registration deadlines are posted in the NYU Academic Calendar.  In the summer, NYU Precollege takes place during NYU’s Second 6-Week Session (July-August).
  • Class Attendance: Attendance is required in college, and attendance and participation is often a part of a student’s final course grade. Therefore, students are expected to attend all of their classes.
  • Academic Integrity: Academic honesty is required of all students, and plagiarism and cheating are strictly prohibited. Students found in violation of academic conduct may face disciplinary action ranging from a warning to dismissal from the program.
  • Adding/Dropping Classes: Students can add or drop courses in their schedule until the add/drop deadline the first week of class. After the add/drop deadline, students who drop a class will receive a final course grade of W (withdrawn) on their academic record.
  • Withdrawing & Refunds: Students who drop a class or withdraw from the program prior to the term's add/drop deadline are eligible for a 100% refund of tuition and fees. After the add/drop deadline, any refund for which the student is eligible would be based on the timing of their withdrawal and the university's refund calendar, available on the NYU Bursar website.

Academic Resources

  • Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South: NYU’s main library with open stacks, a media and music library, special archives, subject librarians, a computer lab, and lots of study space.
  • Dibner Library, 5 MetroTech Center: The Tandon School of Engineering’s library at the Brooklyn campus has engineering archives, subject librarians, a computer lab, and study space.
  • Moses Center for Student Accessibility, 726 Broadway, 2nd Floor: Students in need of support inside or outside of class must register with the Moses Center prior to the start of the class. The Moses Center will evaluate your needs and put into place approved accommodation.  A variety of support is available from assistance in class to alternative exams to special summer housing.
  • Study Spaces: There are study spaces and lounges students may use throughout campus, including the best outdoor study space of all, Washington Square Park.
  • University Learning Center, 18 Washington Place: Come here to meet with tutors specializing in many courses, to get tips on study and research skills, and to use individual and group study spaces.
  • Writing Center, 411 Lafayette Street, 4th Floor: Meet with writing faculty to receive guidance and consultation on a paper or other writing project.  Consultants are available by appointment.

Grades and Transcripts

  • Final Grades: Final grades are posted within 2-3 weeks after classes end. Students can view their grades in their Academic record in Albert.   Information about grades and grading is available on the NYU Registrar website.
  • Transcripts: Transcripts are not automatically sent to students after grades are posted. Students must request copies of their transcripts online. Information is available on the NYU Registrar website.