NYU Precollege students are enrolled college students during the summer. They 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, registering for classes online, and seeking help through advising and academic resources whenever needed.

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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 212-998-2292 or summer.precollege@nyu.eduTip: 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 summer college courses for Precollege students. Students may browse the online course search to view all classes open to Precollege. Precollege advisors have created a helpful tutorial on how to reach the course search to learn more about each class.

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.  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 this summer, keep in mind the registration requirements for the program.

  • The minimum number of total credits a student can take is 1.  The maximum number of credits a student can register for is 8.
  • Residential Students: Students living on campus must register in at least two courses total. The total number of credits does not matter as long as there are two courses.
  • Commuter Students: Student living off campus must register in at least 1 course worth credit. You cannot take the non-credit College Writing Workshop only.
  • International Students: Students attending NYU under a student visa must register for at least 6 credits total to meet the requirements of their visa.

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.  You must be logged into your NYU email to access the form.
  • 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 during the summer, 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 summer.precollege@nyu.edu or 212-998-2292.

  • Dates and Deadlines: Class dates and registration deadlines are posted in the NYU Academic Calendar.
  • Class Attendance: Attendance is required in college, and attendance and participation is often a part of a student’s final course grade.  Therefore, all students are expected to attend all six weeks of class.
  • 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 add/drop deadline are eligible for a 100% refund of tuition and fees. After the add/drop deadline, there are no refunds of tuition or fees. The refund calendar is available on the NYU Bursar website.

Academic Resources

  • Academic Resource Center, 18 Washington Place: Where you can find your NYU Precollege advisors and the University Learning Center.
  • 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.
  • University Learning Center, 18 Washington Place: Come here to meet with tutors specializing in many summer 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.
  • Moses Center for Students with Disabilities, 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 program. 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 housing.

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. Students may also grant their parents/guardians access  to view their grades by setting up guest user access to their Albert account.  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.