NYU students around the globe have had to adjust almost overnight to a radically different learning environment due to COVID-19. While we wish it were otherwise, we are committed to supporting your academic progress and success during this difficult time. We hope you find the information and links below helpful in navigating this unpredictable period.
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NYU continues to provide students support, programs, and resources to complement remote learning
All classes at NYU campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, as well as its global sites, are being conducted remotely for the remainder of the spring semester.
NYU will continue to monitor developments around COVID-19 and will provide more information about the format of Summer and Fall courses as soon as possible.
You may register for courses as usual.
Please continue to check your email and the NYU website for the latest developments.
We are here to support you as you transition to this new learning environment. We encourage you to continue to connect with your faculty members and academic advisors, and explore the online resource and support available to you during this time.
Your professors will be in touch with you regarding any modifications to the exam format and schedule. It it important to check your email and announcements on NYU Classes daily so you are aware of any changes.
In light of the extraordinary circumstances under which you are completing your spring semester, the University has extended the deadline for students to select the Pass/Fail grading option and/or to withdraw from classes. The revised deadline for Spring 2020 is Reading Day, Tuesday, May 12. In addition, all NYU schools are making temporary accommodations and adjustments related to their normal grading policies. This includes allowing students to take an increased number of their courses under the Pass/Fail grading option.
Students are encouraged to consult with their school-based academic advisers about the Pass/Fail option, especially if they are considering it for multiple courses and/or a course that is required for admission to professional or graduate school.
Notations will be added to students' official transcripts to indicate that the normal grading patterns for this semester were impacted by COVID-19.
All schools are ensuring that learning objectives can be met without a negative impact to a student's time to degree. If students have questions, they can contact their school's Advising or Dean's offices.
Fall 2020 registration began by appointment for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Diploma students on April 20.
The University continues to offer a variety of forms of academic support remotely.
The University Learning Center will be offering both group sessions and one-on-one tutoring via Zoom.
The Tandon Polytechnic Tutoring Center is happy to provide online tutorial support via Zoom for the remainder of the semester.
The NYU Writing Center will conduct all conferences online using the WCOnline system’s tools for online conferences. Please use the WCOnline regular scheduling system to schedule your appointment.
In addition, many schools, academic departments, and courses are offering academic support remotely. Please contact these offices directly for more information.
Through NYU Connect, you have access to a number of people that make up your Success Network, including your academic advisor, instructors, and the Student Success team. A Student Success Specialist can field any and all questions and get you the answers you're looking for. They will be right there with you to walk through your options, help you with the transition to remote learning, and connect you to the right resources.
There are also some great tips and ways to stay connected on the Student Success webpage and some technical information about Remote Learning here.
You are also encouraged to reach out to your academic advisor for additional support.
The frequently asked questions below address some of the most pressing financial and operational matters facing our students at this time. If you are unable to find the answer to the question you need, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
If you do not participate in the NYU-sponsored student health insurance plans, i.e., you “waived” this coverage and are using your own or your parents’ insurance coverage, then you most likely remain covered but should contact your insurance carrier to verify the particular terms of your coverage.
If you participate in the NYU-sponsored student health insurance plans, administered by Wellfleet Group, LLC (i.e., the Washington Square “Basic” and “Comprehensive” Plans and the Tandon School of Engineering “Tandon” Plan):
Given the unique situation that continues to evolve around the coronavirus, students with NYU-sponsored Student Health Insurance (Washington Square “Basic” and “Comprehensive Plans”) are no longer required to seek a referral from the NYU Student Health Center before accessing care in Manhattan. The referral exception will remain in place until further notice.
We recognize that some students may be incurring significant and unexpected expenses related to COVID-19. We have been grateful for the initial support from the NYU community to immediately award emergency funds in the face of COVID-19 disruptions to academic continuity. The recent CARES Act has allowed us to continue to offer emergency funds to students, with priority for those who have filed for and received financial aid. Students can learn more about the grant by going to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant website. To apply, simply login to Albert and click the "Finances" tab. If you have questions about the process or other financial concerns related to the financial impact COVID-19 please contact the Office of Financial Aid at email@example.com.
If you are located in the US, many internet service providers and wireless carriers are offering free or discounted access during the COVID-19 outbreak. A list of providers can be found at this link. This site is sharing offers as they become available for the convenience of students. NYU does not endorse a particular product or service.
If you do not have the technology needed to learn and study remotely, please contact the Office of Student Success at firstname.lastname@example.org. A team member will be in touch to explore options.
Yes, some will, depending on the nature of the fee. The University has reviewed dozens of individual school and course-based fees for the purpose of determining potential refunds, which are based on whether or not students received all or part of the services, supplies, or equipment associated with the fee.
If you have an outstanding balance due on tuition and fees, your refund will be applied to the balance due.
Since Campus Cash balances roll over from term to term, refunds will be issued primarily for students who have graduated or are graduating in 2020, or for students officially withdrawing from the university. To receive a refund, fill out out this form and a refund will be issued to the direct deposit account you have set up in eSuite.
If you are not enrolled for direct deposit, your refund will be issued and mailed as a check to your permanent address listed in Albert. Please check Albert to make sure your address is current.
As classes continue to be conducted remotely, tuition will not be refunded.
As classes continue to be conducted remotely, University Registration and Services Fees will not be refunded.
Students withdrawing from classes after February 24, 2020 are not eligible for a tuition refund.
While late payment fees will be waived, there is no extension on DPP / TMS payment due dates.
The NYU COVID-19 Relief Grant will be paid directly to you. Students who are enrolled in direct deposit of refunds will receive the grant within three business days of the processing of the grant. Students not enrolled in direct deposit of refunds will have a check mailed to their permanent address in Albert. Please be sure that your permanent address is up to date.
NYU COVID-19 Relief Grant will not be applied towards any outstanding balances.
Yes. Recognizing the particular challenge of carrying on doctoral level dissertation research against the backdrop of COVID-19, NYU is working with schools to provide an exceptional extension to the timeline for degree completion for doctoral students at that stage of their studies. In addition, the University is working to develop additional stipend support to complete dissertation-related research where appropriate, though this effort will take some time—perhaps 60 days from mid-April—to conclude.
Yes. All graduate students are eligible for the emergency assistance the University has been providing; nearly 1/3 of the $4 million provided to 8,500 students from late-March to mid-April went to graduate students.
We recognize the potential financial hardship created for our student employees by having to leave campus. For that reason, if you had an on-campus job NYU will continue to pay you for the remainder of the semester. All graduate and undergraduate student employees, be they Federal Work Study employees or otherwise, are asked to continue their jobs remotely at this time. If you are unable to telework, NYU will continue to pay you for the remainder of the semester. Your supervisor may be in touch to discuss whether your job responsibilities as well as your current personal circumstances make remote work feasible. For more information, visit the On-Campus Employment Remote Work Update.
NYU Wasserman is offering virtual and specialized support for students and alumni to manage their careers during the COVID-19 economic downturn.
If you are a current undergraduate or graduate student, please view instructions and resources for registering for classes, summer tuition, and connecting with an academic adviser.
Our Precollege program is being conducted online in alignment with our commitment to safeguard public health. More information about applying and selecting courses for Precollege »
We do not anticipate any negative impact on your immigration status due to the temporary shift to a distance learning model, provided you participate in your courses from the United States.
We are awaiting formal guidance from the United States Department of Homeland Security, but it is possible that you may be required to apply for a new I-20 and to obtain a new F-1/J-1 visa prior to returning to the United States.
It is generally considered a “best practice” for students who are outside of the United States for a period of five months or more to apply for a new F-1 or J-1 visa, but it is important to note that there is no regulation that says your visa will be automatically invalidated after that period of time.
As a result, if you believe you will be outside of the US for more than five months, we strongly urge you to contact your nearest US consulate or embassy to get their recommendation on whether you should apply for a new visa. As you may know, some embassies and consulates are not currently issuing visas, and others are experiencing extensive delays, so please factor this into your decision-making process.
This depends on your destination, and travel restrictions can change very quickly.
First, several countries have placed restrictions on travelers arriving from the United States, so please be sure to confirm whether you may face any obstacles – such as a mandatory self-isolation period – before you depart for home.
Second, even if you are able to return home without significant obstacles, it is possible that you will be unable to return to the US this semester.
There is currently an entry ban for all non-citizens of the US (except lawful permanent residents and immediate family members of US citizens and lawful permanent residents) who have visited China or Iran within 14 days of trying to enter the US.
There is currently an entry ban for all non-citizens of the US (except lawful permanent residents and immediate family members of US citizens and lawful permanent residents) who have visited China, Iran, or the European Schengen area (which includes: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland) within 14 days of trying to enter the US.
These entry bans apply even to those with valid F-1 and J-1 visas.
The Student Health Center is still here for you — but we have adapted our services for everyone’s safety. Most services are now offered virtually. All medical walk-in and mental health drop-in services are closed. Make a virtual appointment or call them at (212) 443-1000 for urgent medical needs or (212) 443-9999 for urgent mental health needs.
Please also note that currently, all of NYU's properties are cleaned and disinfected every night. Also, additional hand sanitizer locations have been installed throughout campus; they are checked regularly to ensure sufficient sanitizer is available. (Custodial staff also ensure that soap is available in soap dispensers in bathrooms.) Additional signage has been installed throughout campus to remind the NYU community of the importance of proper hand-washing hygiene.
Based on CDC guidance, NYU has developed specific protocols in the event that a student contracts COVID-19 or has exposure to another student or person who has contracted the virus.