Last Updated: 8/12/2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- General NYU Shanghai Academic Information
- Course Delivery
- Academic Options for First Year Students
- Academic Options for Upper Class Students
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 once the building opens. Check ARC website for more details and email email@example.com for any inquires.
The majority of instruction modes will be updated by August 17 in Albert. Students should be in touch directly with faculty to know the instruction mode and a/synchronous. 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.
- 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.
- Fall 2020 Enrollment Options:
- If you are an entering first-year student who is currently outside China and you have provided us with the relevant documentation, we will provide you with additional information in the week of July 20 about how the process for your entry into China is unfolding, including the process for securing a visa and how best to obtain transportation to Shanghai.
- If you are an entering first-year student who is currently outside China and you have not provided us with the relevant documentation but you can do so, please send that information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, July 20.
- If you are an entering first-year student who is currently outside China, you have not provided us with the relevant documentation, and you are unable to do so at this time, you may take your NYU Shanghai classes remotely. The classes will combine asynchronous and synchronous instruction, and all students will receive academic support tailored to their personal circumstances.
- Fall 2020 Enrollment Options for students who are now outside China:
You may take classes remotely for the entire semester. The classes will combine asynchronous and synchronous instruction, and all students will receive academic support tailored to their personal circumstances. You may seek to register in any open class in the New York University network for which you meet the prerequisites.
You may affirm your interest in returning to Shanghai as soon as possible. If you pursue this option you should register primarily for courses offered from Shanghai and take them remotely for the time being, so that your schedule will not need to be adjusted when you return to Shanghai.
If you are lawfully able to live and study in an NYU “Go Local” site without need for a student visa, you may indicate your interest with the Office of Global Programs through this website. Pursuing such an opportunity will not count as a “Study Away” semester. If you wish to pursue this option, you should submit your interest form before July 20. After submitting your form, you will receive further communication from the Office of Global Programs. This option commits you to staying at the Go Local location for the full semester and precludes you from returning to China part-way through the semester. Please note that you may still need to take some of your courses remotely, as most Go Local locations will be offering only a limited number of in-person courses.
If none of the first three Options work for you, the usual policy on taking a Leave of Absence (“LoA”) remains available. See here. Because taking an LoA would delay your graduation, you should speak with your academic advisor before requesting such a leave.
If you are currently outside China and were scheduled to study away at another NYU campus or site in Fall 2020, you should still be able to do so as long as you are lawfully able to live and study at that location without need for a student visa.
You have confirmed your Study Away for Fall 2020. You will need to 1) have citizenship, residency, or other status that permits you to study in the country of your requested location without the issuance of a student visa, and 2) are physically located in the country in which you wish to study, or be able to travel to that country before the Fall semester begins. Neither Study Away or Go Local fall 2020 will count toward maximum study away semesters.
Upper Class Students who are now outside China should indicate your fall enrollment preference in this survey by 5:00 pm, Monday, July 27 (China Standard Time).