- Semester Course Load
- Additions, Withdrawals and Refunds
- Policy for Undergraduate Requests for Graduate Course Registration
Semester Course Load
It is strongly recommended that students not take more than eighteen (18) credits each semester; an advisor’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 NYUSPS 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.)
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
Students can make changes to their registration by completing the Request Form or in person at 7 East 12th Street, Room 133.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Policy for Undergraduate Requests for Graduate Course Registration
A degree-seeking undergraduate student may be granted permission to enroll in graduate courses to earn credit applicable towards the undergraduate degree. The availability of a graduate course to undergraduate students is determined by the academic unit offering the graduate course.
Students must meet all eligibility requirements as stated below in order to qualify for graduate-level coursework.
- Undergraduate students may take a maximum of 16 credits at the graduate level. Graduate coursework used to meet undergraduate degree requirements may not also be counted to meet masters degree requirements.
- Undergraduate students must have an earned GPA of 3.0 to take graduate level courses, with 60 credits earned. Of these 60 credits, students must have completed at least 16 credits at NYU.
- Undergraduate students are required to meet any prerequisites for the course, or obtain permission of the department.
- Undergraduate students must work with advisors to determine how graduate level courses will apply to their current degree curriculum, and to facilitate registration in the course.
- The number of credits taken as an undergraduate student–that are not being counted towards any degree requirement (major, minor, total credit) and can be counted towards future graduate work–is dependent on the admission and degree requirements of the graduate program. It is strongly recommended that if you want to utilize graduate courses taken as an undergraduate for a future graduate degree you contact advising in that program before enrolling in a course.
- Enrollment in courses outside of the School of Professional Studies must also observe the academic and registration policies of the host school.