Each semester/term, students register for classes for the upcoming semester/term. Typically, registration for fall semester occurs in April, January-term in October, spring semester in November, and summer term in February. Specific registration dates for each semester are published by the Office of the University Registrar

Before registering for classes, students are expected (and required, at some NYU schools) to meet with their academic advisors to discuss course selection and progress to degree. Academic advisement is critical to ensuring a student’s course selections are applicable to their degree program and academic goals. Students may be blocked from registration by “holds” placed by departments for outstanding financial, conduct, or academic obligations. Students can review the status of holds via Albert SIS. 

Students register themselves online via Albert SIS (NYU’s student information system) and are then responsible for paying tuition and fees according to published deadlines and processes established by the Office of the Bursar. Class attendance without or before registration is not permitted.

Students are able to change their class selections via Albert SIS until the add/drop deadline of each semester/term.  After the add/drop deadline and until the withdrawal deadline, if a student wants to stop attending a class, they are able to request a class withdrawal via Albert SIS. If the class withdrawal is approved, the class will remain on the student’s record and the withdrawal will be indicated by a W (which has no GPA impact). If a student drops or withdraws from a course, tuition charges are adjusted according to the Refund/Tuition Liability schedule published by the Office of the Bursar.

Additional details about the registration process can be found on the Office of the University Registrar’s website.