Fall 2020 Go Local in Shanghai

This page contains important information regarding the Fall 2020 Go Local in Shanghai program. Please check back regularly for updates. 

For questions, please contact your home school advisor, the Office of Global Programs global.admissions@nyu.edu, the NYU Shanghai Go Local Advising team shanghai.golocal.advising@nyu.edu for academic related questions, or shanghai.golocal.life@nyu.edu for student life related questions.

On this site, you will find: 
I. Fall 2020 Academic Information
    - Course Offerings
    - Course Registration
    - Add/drop, Withdrawal, Academic Calendar
    - Textbooks
II. Academic Advising & Support


I. Fall 2020 Academic Information

1. Course Offerings

What types of courses are offered for Go Local students?
Go Local students can take a full-time course load from four categories of courses: 
     - In-person courses offered specifically for Go Local students
     - Online courses offered specifically for Go Local students
     - Other online courses offered in New York and other Global Academic Centers​
     - Regular in-person courses at NYU Shanghai 

For specific course titles, please refer to this website.

2. Course Registration

Registration Timeline

• July 29: Go Local Shanghai courses open for registration
• August 3: Upper-division regular NYU Shanghai courses open for registration
• September 8: all NYU Shanghai courses open for registration

Registration Instructions

You may now access registration instructions via the Enrollment Portal for the next steps regarding course registration.

Please contact your home school advisor for registration assistance if you cannot validate a course and meet one of the following criteria:
• You have satisfied the course prerequisite through NYU, advanced standing, or transfer coursework
• A course equivalency has been awarded and met satisfactorily (grade of C or better) in a prerequisite course or equivalent
• Courses have a perceived but not real time conflict in Albert due to different time zones.

Registration Requirements

How many in-person courses should I take?
Go Local students are required to take at least one course (minimum 3 credits) in-person. Please consult your home school advisor to discuss how the courses offered can best support your academic interests and progress.

Is there a Chinese language requirement for the Go Local program in Shanghai?
No, Go Local students are not required to take Chinese language courses.

Navigating Albert

How do I find Go Local courses offered in Shanghai in Albert?
To view Shanghai Go Local courses, select Shanghai, China from the drop-down menu to the right under "Global & Other Study Away Sites."


How do I find regularly offered Shanghai courses in Albert?
To view courses offered at NYU Shanghai, select NYU Shanghai from the drop-down menu to the right under "School."


How can I check the instruction mode of the courses?
Courses are offered in four modes: in person, online, blended, and independent study. This information is displayed in Albert's course search. For more information, please refer to this website.

What time zone are courses in Albert listed in?
Course times in Albert are determined by the course location. 
NOTE: On November 1, the U.S. will “fall back” by one hour, in observance of Daylight Savings Time, and most European countries will “fall back” on October 25. China does not observe Daylight Savings Time. If you are taking courses offered from New York or other Global Academic Centers, this could result in scheduling conflicts that do not exist at the start of the semester. You will receive a warning in Albert when scheduling courses that start and end within the same hour.

For assistance with Albert, refer to the Albert Registration How-to Guides.

3. Add/Drop, Withdrawal, Academic Calendar

In-person and online courses specifically designed for Go Local students as well as regular in-person Shanghai courses follow the NYU Shanghai Academic Calendar. For add/drop deadlines, withdrawal deadlines, and other important academic dates, please refer to the aforementioned website.

4. Textbooks

For textbook purchase and verification instructions, please refer to this website. Email shanghai.textbooks@nyu.edu if you have any questions.


II. Academic Advising & Support

Who is my Go Local advisor?
You will be assigned a Go Local advisor in late August or early September after you arrive on campus. Please continue to consult your home school advisor regarding academic planning and course selection.

What academic resources will I have access to?
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) will offer workshops, tutoring sessions, and other academic support throughout the fall semester. More information forthcoming.



1. Where is the NYU Shanghai Go Local site located?
In-person Go Local courses will be held at WeWork Shinmay Union Square in Pudong (Line 9 Shangcheng Road) and WeWork Fuhui (Line 2 Dongchang Road), both of which are one station away from the NYU Shanghai campus (Century Avenue) by subway. Students will predominantly be at the Shinmay building but may have classes at all three. All buildings are located within walking distance of each other.