Preparing to Register

The NYU class schedule is available on Albert. For Registration dates and details, view the Academic Calendar.

  • Check your registration appointment day and time by signing into your Student Center and clicking on "details" in the "Enrollment Dates" section. Appointment days and times are based on the Eastern Time zone. Appointments are prioritized by earned credit amount (excluding credits in-progress).
  • Check for registration holds in your Albert Student Center. Some holds - like the Advisor Clearance Hold, Missing Credentials hold, or a past due balance - may block you from registration. Click "Details" in the "Holds" section to see contact and resolution information.
    • Advisor Clearance Hold (XAC): You need to meet with your advisor to discuss your schedule before you can register.
    • Missing Credentials Holds (RMC/RHS): The Registrar's Office is missing proof of your high school or college graduation. Send your official transcript to academic.records@nyu.edu.  Until this hold is removed, you are not able to add classes, but can drop classes.
    • Have not completed Sexual Misconduct Tutorial (XZ4): Students must complete the Sexual Misconduct Training to be able to register.
    • Past due balance: Contact the Bursar's Office.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to discuss your class schedule. Please note that without prior approval from your academic advisor or department, the credit load limit for January term is limited to four units.
  • Update your contact information in Albert. Go to your Student Center and click "Personal Information." You are required to have a current "NYU Emergency Alert" cell phone number and emergency contact to register.
  • Use the "Shopping Cart" & "Validate" tools (pdf) to start planning your schedule.
  • Visit StudentLink for helpful links related to registration, financial, and housing information.

Emergency Contact Requirement

The University will notify students of an emergency through various media, including text messages.  NYU requires students provide two types of emergency contacts:

  1. The student's cell phone number (domestic or international).
  2. A third party the University can contact in the case of an emergency, including a phone number.

Students will not be allowed to register for classes without this information on file in Albert. Make updates in the "Personal Information" section of your Student Center.