Registration

Semester Course Load

It is strongly recommended that students not take more than eighteen (18) credits each semester; an adviser’s formal authorization is required to take more than eighteen (18) credits in a given semester. In addition, permission to take more than eighteen (18) credits per term is limited to students who have completed at least thirty-two (32) credits of work while matriculated at NYU-SPS and who have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 3.0 or better. All students taking over eighteen (18) credits in a given semester are subject to extra tuition and fees. (DAUS students should refer to the Bursar's website for all tuition-related information.)

Bursar's Office

Adding Courses

The deadline for adding a course for the fall and spring semesters is the end of the second week of the semester. For short-session terms, see the Registrar's Calendar.

Students adding courses during this time are expected to make up any work missed during the initial classes.

To make any changes to your academic program, including dropping or adding courses given at other schools at the University, you must access ALBERT. You can make scheduling changes to your program on ALBERT until the end of the second week of the semester. After the second week of the semester, you must visit the advising office to obtain authorization for any changes.

Additions, Withdrawals and Refunds

Adding/Enrolling

Students can make changes to their registration by completing the Request Form or in person at 7 East 12th Street, Room 133.

Dropping/Withdrawing

Requests to withdraw from courses can be done by completing the Request Form or in person at 7 East 12th Street, Room 133. The request form includes the refund schedule. Merely ceasing to attend a class does not constitute official withdrawal, nor does notification to the instructor. Cancellation of payment does not constitute withdrawal, nor does it reduce indebtedness to the University; students may be charged a penalty by the Bursar for stop payments.

Request Form

Refund Policy

Refunds are computed based on the date and time the request is received by the Office of Continuing Education Student Services. In addition, refunds for continuing education courses are based on the number of class sessions and not on the number of class sessions a student has attended.

For Continuing Education Courses (Containing the Designation "CE")

Students are eligible for a 100% tuition refund if they withdraw from the course before the official start date. The registration fee is nonrefundable.

If the class has already started, the refund schedule is as follows:

  • For courses with six or more sessions—75% refund if the student withdraws before the third scheduled session. No refund thereafter.
  • For courses with four or five sessions—60% refund if the student withdraws before the third scheduled session. No refund thereafter.
  • For courses with one to three sessions—no refund is given after the first scheduled session.
Refunds for Online Courses
  • Refunds for online courses are calculated differently from on-site courses.
  • Students are eligible for a 100% tuition refund if they withdraw from the course before the official start date.
  • Students are eligible for a 60% tuition refund if they withdraw from the course before having logged into the course four times or within the first week of the course.
  • After the fourth log in, or the second week, students are not eligible to receive any tuition refund.
Course Cancellation

NYU-SPS reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to cancel or reschedule courses up to 24 hours prior to the start date. In the event a course is cancelled, students will be notified by email.

Arrears Policy

The University reserves the right to deny registration and withhold information regarding the record of any student who is in arrears with the University for as long as any arrears remain.