Advising

The College Advising Center

The College Advising Center (726 Broadway, 7th floor; 212-998-8130; advising.cas.nyu.edu) offers a wide range of academic services and thoughtfully designed programs to meet the ever-changing needs of our diverse student body. The advising team, comprised of assistant deans, directors, and professional advisers, serve as an integral source of information on matters pertaining to the College Core Curriculum, degree requirements, procedures of the College, and both CAS and University policies.

Advisers consider the unique academic and professional aspirations of each student while working in a manner that is collaborative and explorative and promotes intellectual growth. Advisers are available to meet with students Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., virtually or in-person, to discuss their academic plans, clarify program requirements, or assist in connecting with institutional resources. Advisers also liaise with other University offices and can make referrals to support services when appropriate.

In collaboration with institutional partners, the advising team facilitates programs geared towards the professional, social, and cultural development of our students. Career focused events, such as department spotlights, faculty seminars, and alumni panels, are intended to assist students in exploring and choosing a major, as well as preparing for post-baccalaureate life.

The College Advising Center’s various co-curricular activities and initiatives aim to complement students’ academic experiences. Specialized programming provides enrichment opportunities and support for diverse and underrepresented student groups. These programs begin in the summer when entering first-year students are invited to participate in the College’s Academic Achievement Program (AAP; cas.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/cas/aap). Through AAP, Black, Latino, and Indigenous students may engage in a first-year mentorship program in which they are paired with an upper-level mentor who provides them with support and guidance during their first year.

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, a number of specific initiatives continue to ensure that diverse students are fully engaged within the College. AAP collaborates with the International Student and Proud-to-be-First (First-Generation) teams for an annual trip to the Washington, D.C. campus to encourage civic engagement. AAP students also have the opportunity to study away at a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) through the Faculty Resource Network (FRN) Domestic Exchange Program (cas.nyu.edu/aap/domestic-exchange).

First-Year Students

The advising process for first-year students in the College of Arts and Science begins in the summer. This includes the selection of a First-Year Seminar, which determines placement into an advising cohort. All first-year students participate in the College Cohort Program (CCP), an orientation and community building program that focuses on introducing students to college life and key resources throughout their first year.

During the fall of the first year, cohorts meet every other week as a group to work closely with their adviser and a college leader (an upper class mentor) and explore topics which build a foundation for engaging in the variety of academic and cultural offerings at NYU, throughout New York City, and at NYU’s study away sites. Students are encouraged to meet regularly with their adviser outside of the cohort meetings—since advisers are the primary source of information for matters pertaining to the Core Curriculum and degree requirements—until they declare their majors.

Transfer Students

Advising for students who are transferring to the College of Arts and Science from another college or university commences once the College is notified that they have accepted admission. Students begin with an advising and registration process which includes direct contact with a CAS adviser who can interpret the transfer credit report, assist with course selection, and answer questions pertaining to degree requirements and registration.

Transfer students are also invited to a special orientation session to facilitate their transition to CAS. These sessions are co-led by a CAS adviser and current upperclassmen who serve as student resources throughout the orientation and transition process.

Transfer students participate in the College Cohort Program (CCP) and are assigned an adviser within the College Advising Center. Transfer students approaching junior standing must also declare a major and meet with an adviser in their major department in order to ensure that they are choosing the appropriate courses for their plan of study.

International Students

The College of Arts and Science also has a team of advisers who work on issues that are crucial for international students in the College, such as clarifying the enrollment process, promoting writing support resources for multilingual learners, and assisting with the review of international maturity certificate examination results. This team also supports students by coordinating with such relevant offices as the Office of Global Services (OGS; https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/student-visa-and-immigration.html), the Wasserman Center for Career Development (https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/career-development-and-jobs.html), and the International Student Center (https://www.nyu.edu/students/communities-and-groups/international-students/InternationalStudentCenter.html). Advisers on the International Team host dedicated walk-in hours, send out a newsletter (the International Edition) and monitor a student-focused email alias: cas.internationalstudents@nyu.edu.

Social hours, cultural activities, informative workshops, as well as topical discussions related to international student concerns are held regularly. In addition, the CAS International Student Mentor Program helps orient new international student mentees to NYU and New York City (returning students serve as mentors).

CAS Preprofessional Advising

The College of Arts and Science Preprofessional Advising Center (726 Broadway, 7th Floor; 212-998-8160; cas.nyu.edu/preprof) oversees programs (not majors) in prehealth and prelaw and a certificate program in Postbaccalaureate Prehealth Studies, as well as several joint and accelerated degree programs.

Prehealth and Prelaw Programs

For information on the programs below, please consult and contact:

Robert and Ellen Salant Prehealth Program: https://cas.nyu.edu/prehealth.html; prehealth@nyu.edu

Barbara and Evan Chesler Prelaw Program: https://cas.nyu.edu/prelaw.html; prelaw@nyu.edu

Postbaccalaureate Prehealth Studies Program: https://cas.nyu.edu/postbacc.html; postbacc@nyu.edu

B.A./D.D.S. Program (with the NYU College of Dentistry, and administered by the Department of Biology): https://cas.nyu.edu/ba-dds.html; biology.dugs@nyu.edu

Accelerated and Joint Options Leading to Graduate or Specialized Degrees

For information on the options below, please consult and contact:

College of Arts and Science Pathway with the Stern School of Business: https://cas.nyu.edu/pathways.html; cas.stern.pathways@nyu.edu

Joint B.S./B.S. Program in Engineering (with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and administered by the College of Arts and Science Advising Center): http://cas.nyu.edu/engineering; cas.newstudents@nyu.edu (and see also the individual program pages in this Bulletin)

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Track (with the Graduate School of Arts and Science): https://cas.nyu.edu/bachmast/gsas.html; cas-gsas-group@nyu.edu

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Teacher Education Programs (with the Steinhardt Department of Teaching and Learning): https://cas.nyu.edu/bachmast/steinhardt-teaching.html; cas-steinhardt-group@nyu.edu

Accelerated B.A./M.P.A. and B.A./M.U.P. Programs (with the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service): https://cas.nyu.edu/bachmast/wagner.html; cas-wagner-group@nyu.edu

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Track in Bioethics (with the College of Global Public Health): https://cas.nyu.edu/bachmast/bachelors-masters-with-bioethics.html; cas-bioethics-group@nyu.edu

Accelerated B.A./M.S. track in Clinical Research (with the College of Dentistry): https://cas.nyu.edu/bachmast/bachelors-masters-with-clinical-research.html; cas-clinicalresearch-group@nyu.edu