Go Local at NYU Shanghai

Last Updated: November 18, 2020

1. Spring 2021 Go Local Academic Information 

2. Go Local Academic Support

3. Meet the Go Local Advisors

4. Go Local FAQs

1. Spring 2021 Go Local Academic Information

a) Spring Go Local Shanghai Registration Webinar

Topics: Spring Go Local courses, registration instructions, and Q&A

Recording*   |   Slides   |   Q&A

NOTE: 1) It was mentioned in the webinar that POL-UA 700 Introduction to International Politics counts towards the “Societies and the Social Sciences” requirement. This is incorrect. POL-UA 700 does NOT count towards the “Societies and the Social Sciences” requirement. 2) The course code for the Stern Microeconomics course is updated to ECON-UB 2.

* You will be prompted to log in to access the recording. Please do not use your email and password to log in. Instead, use "Sign in with SSO" and then log in with your NYU NetID and password. See instructions.

b) Course Options

1) Spring 2021 Go Local Shanghai Courses


Note that the course list a working document and will be updated as new information becomes available. See this screenshot for instructions on finding Go Local Shanghai courses in Albert.

2) NYU Shanghai Courses


See this screenshot for instructions on finding NYU Shanghai courses in Albert. The seats in the NYU Shanghai (“ -SHU”) courses will be very limited and will open to Go Local students starting at 1 pm, Wednesday, December 16. Thus, students are strongly recommended to complete their schedule with Go Local courses in the first week of registration.

3) Courses offered by your Home School in online or blended formats

4) Courses offered by the Global Sites in online or blended formats

All Global Sites courses listed as “blended” or “online” are available for 100% remote synchronous learning. If you plan to take a language course, please see Language Course Enrollment Instructions.

c) Registration Instructions

Step 1: Know your registration window for enrollment

Step 2: Explore course offerings

Step 3: Add courses to your shopping cart and validate your classes

Step 4: Work with your home school advisor for clearance

Find detailed Go Local Shanghai Registration Instructions in your Enrollment Portal.

d) Registration Assistance

1. Perceived Time Conflicts

If you need assistance with registering for classes with perceived but not real time conflict due to different time zones, you can email both your Go Local Shanghai Advisor and your Home School Advisor in the same email to request assistance. Whoever is able to get to your request first will process it and respond to you. Please add the course you wish to enroll in into your shopping cart and include the following information in your email:

  1. Your N number 
  2. Course numbers and section number(s) of all components (lecture, recitation, lab) of the class you want to enroll in (ex: PSYCH-UA 1 Lecture 001)
  3. Course numbers and section number(s) of all components (lecture, recitation, lab) of the class that is showing a perceived time conflict (ex: MATH-UA 121 Lecture 001)
  4. Any courses you need to drop to make room for the course you are requesting


2. Prerequisite Errors

NYU Shanghai Courses: If you are unable to validate a course on Albert and receive a “requisite not met” error, but feel that you have satisfied the requirements for the course(s) via substitute NY/AD courses, please contact your Go Local Shanghai Advisor for assistance ahead of your registration.

Go Local Shanghai and Other Courses: Contact your Home School Advisor for assistance.


3. Reserved Capacity Errors

If you see an error that says “available seats are reserved and you do not meet the reserve capacity requirements,” it is because you are trying to access an NYU Shanghai course before it becomes open to you. The NYU Shanghai courses will open to Go Local students starting 1 pm, Wednesday, December 16, pending space availability. 


4. Registration Issues with Courses at the Global Sites

If you encounter any registration errors for courses offered at the Global Sites, please contact Global Academics <global.academics@nyu.edu>. 


5. Registration Issues with Courses at NYU Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi courses will not open to Go Local students until December 20th. If you meet registration issues with NYU Abu Dhabi courses, you should email nyuad.registrar@nyu.edu for assistance. 


e) 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.

f) Textbooks

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

2. Go Local Academic Support

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) will offer one-on-one writing, reading, listening, and speaking consultations, course-specific individual and group tutoring sessions, academic skills coaching and workshops, and academic accommodations.  

The ARC at NYU Shanghai will provide academic support throughout the fall semester, both in-person and via virtual platforms.

1. Writing Support

For NYU Shanghai Writing Courses (course codes ending with “-SHU”):

- Schedule an in-person or online appointment with an ARC Writing and Speaking Fellow on WCOnline. You will need to create an account when you use the system for the first time (click “First visit? Register for an account.”).

- Or walk-in at the Library reference desk (4th floor Library, main academic building, Monday-Friday, 2:00 - 4:00 pm) for a 20-minute quick consultation session.

For Go Local in Shanghai Writing Courses and NYU New York Writing Courses: 

- Schedule an online appointment with the NYU Writing Center.

Additional Writing Support in the Shinmay ARC
Starting from November 2020, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) will provide hour-long, in-person writing consultation appointments in the Shinmay building (Room 28-101). Check out the schedule for writing support and book an appointment on WCOnline in the drop-down menu [Go-Local] Writing Support - Fall 2020.

2. Course-Specific Tutoring

Go Local Learning Assistants (LAs) will provide in-person individual and group tutoring in:


- Calculus I

- Calculus II

- Calculus III

- Linear Algebra

Computer Science

- Intro to Computer Programming

- Data Structures 

Business & Finance

- Principles of Financial Accounting 

- Foundations of Finance 

- Corporate Finance 

- Intro to Marketing 


- Microeconomics with Algebra 

- Intro to Macroeconomics 

- Intermediate Microeconomics

Schedule an appointment with the LAs on WCOnline. In-person tutoring sessions will take place in the Shinmay Building (Room 2801).

3. New York Academic Support Resources

NYU University Learning Center 

The University Learning Center in New York provides virtual Academic Skills Workshops and one-on-one and group learning sessions in Math, Computer Science, Language, Writing, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, and Business for New York courses offered online. 


NYU Writing Center

The Writing Center in New York provides remote writing consultations at every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing except for exams. Watch the Introductory Video and Schedule an appointment. You will need to create an account when you use the system for the first time (click “First visit? Register for an account.”).

4. Asynchronous Academic Skills Workshops

ARC asynchronous workshops are available to view on the ARC website. If you would like to learn about academic skills in test preparation, stress management, time management, note-taking, presentation skills, advanced writing, reading skills, and etc., please check out more asynchronous workshops

5. Academic Accommodations

If any student who wishes to apply for an academic accommodation (e.g., disability, physical/mental-emotional health) or a testing accommodation (e.g., extended exam time, electronic device permissions) should register with the NYU Moses Center for Student Accessibility.

Note: If you have any question or concern, please contact Interim ARC Assistant Director Tong Jin at tong.jin@nyu.edu or NYUSH Academic Accommodations team at shanghai.academicaccomodations@nyu.edu.

6. Location & Hours of Academic Resource Center (ARC) at NYU Shanghai

Shinmay Building

Scheduled and Walk-in Course-Specific Tutoring Sessions: ARC, 28th Floor, Room 2801

Main Academic Building

Scheduled Writing Appointments and Course-Specific Tutoring Sessions: ARC, 5th Floor, Room 519

Walk-in Writing Appointments: 4th Floor Library Reference Desk, maximum 20 minutes for quick help (Monday-Friday, 2:00 - 4:00pm)


General Questions - Email: shanghai.arc@nyu.edu

3. Meet the Go Local Advisors

You can read your Go Local Advisor's bio. You can ask your Go Local Shanghai Advisor about:

  • Questions about finding Go Local courses in Albert
  • Academic planning for Go Local Shanghai and NYU Shanghai courses in Spring 2021
  • Go Local courses registration assistance
  • General inquiries about Go Local Academics or Program

You can make an appointment with your Go Local Advisor in NYU Connect.

4. Go Local FAQs

Finding Courses in Albert

1. How can I find Go Local Shanghai courses in Albert?


2. How can I find NYU Shanghai courses in Albert?



3. How can I find courses offered at the Global Sites in Albert?

See these instructions. You can also find Global course lists on this website and refer to this spreadsheet (coming soon) to filter your options by time zone.

Academic Planning & Registration

1. What’s the in-person class requirement? 

You MUST enroll a) at least 12 credits as a full-time student AND b) take at least 3 or more credits of an in-person or blended course.


2. Can I take online courses only in the Spring 2021?

No. You need to register at least a 3 or more credits in-person or blended course in Shanghai, but you can register for as many as you'd like provided there are seats available.


3. Can I register under 12 credits in the Spring 2021?

No. You should register at least 12 credits as a full-time student. 


4. Can I register for more than 18 credits per semester?

Students in good academic standing may register for more than 18 points per term after their freshman year with the clearance of their home academic advisors. Students may be charged additional fees or tuition and books. If you want to register more than 18 credits for Spring 2021, you may consult your home school advisor.


5. Being on a waitlist in an in-person or blended course fulfills the eligibility for the Go Local Program? 

No. It will NOT fulfill the eligibility. You should plan to first enroll in a Go Local in-person class in the first week of registration. 


6. Taking 0-2 credits of an in-person course (e.g., art, performance) fulfills the in-person course requirement? 

No. It can NOT be used to fulfill the in-person course requirement. 


Academic Advising

1. Who should I talk to get cleared for spring registration?

You will be cleared for registration following the processes that are in place in your Home School that you have or will receive from your Home School Advisor. Some schools require students to meet with their advisor while others do not. You should ask your Home School Advisor if you have questions about getting cleared for registration. The Go Local Advisors are there on site to answer any questions that may come up as an additional resource, but will not be able to lift your registration hold.

You can ask your Home School Advisor about:

  • How certain courses can count toward your degree requirements
  • Academic planning for Spring 2021, overall academic planning, and degree progress


2. How can I make an appointment with my Go Local Shanghai Academic Advisor? 

You can make an appointment in NYU Connect. Please refer to these instructions. All admitted Go Local students can schedule advising appointments with their Go Local Shanghai Advisor via NYU Connect. Continuing Go Local students may see an advisor during the Walk In Hours (10 am-noon, Monday through Friday) or make an appointment.


3. When is the deadline for course withdrawal and Pass/Fail option for the Spring 2021?

Please look at the NYU Shanghai's academic calendar in the Spring 2021.


4. How can I find study spaces in Shinmay Building? 

One of the floors in Shinmay will be dedicated as a library and study space. There will also be WeWork phone booth spaces, which students can use for a bit more privacy. However, there are no individual rooms for private studying and students will not be able to reserve space.


5. How can I declare a minor? 

Please consult with your home school advisor regarding declaring a minor.


6. Can I take placement exams? 

Details about placement exams can be found in the undergraduate bulletin. There are in-person and online options.

Student Life/Housing/Mobility

1. Where is the Shanghai Go Local campus 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.


2. How can I replace a lost ID card? 

Having an NYUcard will be important for you throughout the semester because you need to use it for getting access to the main academic building, Shinmay building, and other places (e.g., library, printing, billing, etc). Please read the information of Replace a Lost Card on NYUSH’s website. You can follow the instructions to get your new NYUCard. If you have further questions, please send an email to shanghai.publicsafety@nyu.edu


3. Which person should I ask if I have questions related to my health insurance? 

Please contact Student Health Center at shanghai.health@nyu.edu.


4. Which person should I contact if I have an inquiry about housing?

Please contact the Office of Student Life at shanghai.golocal.life@nyu.edu.


5. Which person should I contact if have a visa-related questions?

If you need any visa-related information regarding your study away status and US immigration, please contact the Office of Global Services at ogs@nyu.edu. If you have any questions on Chinese visas and need immigration support, please contact NYU Shanghai’s Student Mobility team at shanghai.student-mobility@nyu.edu.