Last Updated: 9/4/2020
This page contains the following important information about the Fall 2020 semester for NYU Shanghai degree students.
Incoming Go Local students should see the Global Program's Go Local at NYU Shanghai website and Go Local in Shanghai website for information specific to the program and contact email@example.com for any questions.
NOTE: Content subject to change. As we get more questions and information, the website will be updated with FAQs, further announcements, and updated course schedule.
- Email Archives: Academic Announcement (Updated 9/2)
- Distance Learning Courses at Global Sites (Updated 8/29)
- General NYU Shanghai Academic Information
- Course Delivery
- Academic Options for First Year Students
If you still need to complete or change your registration, you may consider the list of courses offered at the global sites that are open for online 100% remote synchronous learning. All Abu Dhabi courses are available for 100% remote synchronous learning. Some classes may work better for your schedule as they are offered in times closer to your time zones. Please check the Global Courses Satisfying Shanghai Degree Requirements sheet to know whether a course counts towards your NYU Shanghai degree requirements.
Academic Resource Center (ARC)
The ARC will offer workshops, one-on-one writing, speaking, reading, academic skills consultations, and course-specific individual and group tutoring sessions throughout the fall semester, both via virtual platforms and in-person. Learning Assistants and Writing and Speaking fellows will have appointment availability across time zones to accommodate students who are unable to return to Shanghai this semester.
The Office of Academic Advising will provide additional drop-in meetings and appointment times outside of regular work hours for students across different time zones in the fall semester. Specific times will be listed in advisor email signatures and added to advisor calendars. For questions and availability, please contact your academic advisor.
The majority of instruction modes will be updated soon in Albert. Faculty will email the enrolled students in their class with details of their instruction mode. Students need to wait for the email from the instructor. Students enrolled in synchronous courses are expected to be in attendance in the time listed in China standard time.
Online class instruction will use NYU Zoom and NYU Classes. NYU Zoom will be integrated for a/synchronous course delivery, including recorded lectures, office hours, and small group work. NYU Classes will be used to communicate course announcements; post course materials including readings, lecture slides, and course notes; host asynchronous discussion forums; and collect assignment submissions.
Exams: Students participating in courses via distance learning will follow course syllabi for guidance on exam protocol.
The following courses require some in-person course delivery therefore cannot be taken via 100% distance learning. Therefore, if you are planning NOT to return to campus, you should drop the following courses. Note that there may be further changes to the course list.
- ART-SHU 255 Printmaking in an Expanded Field (added 9/4)
- ART-SHU 243 Minority & Folk Dance (Northern China) (added 9/4)
- ART-SHU 231 Introduction to Dance Technique & Movement (added 9/4)
- ART-SHU 230 Ballet (added 9/4)
- SCA-SHU 9634 Global Connections: Shanghai (added 9/1)
- PHYS-SHU 71 FoS Physics Laboratory (added 8/27)
- CHEM-SHU 127 FoS Chemistry Lab I
- CHEM-SHU 225L Organic Chemistry Lab I
- BIOL-SHU 31 Genetics Lab
- BIOL-SHU 123 FoS Biology Laboratory
- CHIN-SHU 201A & 202A Intermediate Chinese I & II Accelerated
- INTM-SHU 101 Interaction Lab
- INTM-SHU 222 Introduction to Robotics (added 8/11)
- INTM-SHU 228T Digital + Sculpture
- INTM-SHU 271 Remade in China
- Fall 2020 Enrollment Options:
Option A - The Transition Option
You confirm your plans to transition to Shanghai once the Letters of Invitations are issued by the government.
If you select this option, you will begin the semester with remote classes and will rejoin live classes in Shanghai as soon as possible. You should register only for NYU Shanghai courses and take them remotely for the time being, so that your schedule will not need to be adjusted when you return to Shanghai.
Please note that if you select this option your classes will be on “China time,” which may be inconvenient until you get here, and for the first two weeks after you arrive in China, you will be taking classes remotely from quarantine. Your remote participation during the period before entering China will be synchronous with the scheduled class time in Shanghai.
Option B - The Remote Semester Option
You confirm that you will take classes remotely for the entire semester.
If you select this option, you will take all your classes remotely during the entire semester. Your classes will combine asynchronous and synchronous instruction, and you will receive academic support tailored to your personal circumstances. Special sections of three mandatory NYU Shanghai classes for first-year students (Global Perspectives on Society, Chinese language, and mathematics) will be scheduled at times appropriate to students in other time zones. For your fourth class, you may register for NYU Shanghai courses with seats reserved for freshmen but they will run at their scheduled times in Shanghai. You may also seek to register for any open class offered by the NYU global network for which you meet the prerequisites.
The Transition Option offers the advantage of taking courses live here in Shanghai. But it also brings the disadvantages of a transition from remote study to in-person study after the semester has begun, as well as continued uncertainty about when that transition will take place.
- Academic Advising: All First Year students will be assigned an NYU Shanghai summer academic advisor to assist with fall registration. International students will receive email notification on July 24. Chinese students will receive email notification on August 26.
- Registration: Registration for all NYU Shanghai first-year students will occur at 9:00 pm, Monday, September 7, 2020 (China Standard Time).
- Orientation: Orientation will be offered in both online and in-person formats. Details forthcoming.