Register for Courses out of Shanghai

Spring 2021 course offerings are now available in Albert Course Search! If you are an NYU Shanghai student who is continuing to Go Local (study away) or plan to Go Local (study away) next semester, please follow the registration steps below.

Step 1: Know your registration window for enrollment

Know your registration window for enrollment

You will register for Spring 2021 classes during the week of December 7.

Please check your own specific registration appointment time in the Albert Student Center under “Enrollment Dates.” Note that times are in U.S. Eastern Time (New York Time) so you'll need to convert to local time. Mark the exact time on your calendar so you will be ready to enroll as soon as your registration window opens!

Step 2 (optional): Declare or change your major

Declare or change your major

Declare primary major by November 30 and second major by November 23.

If you would like to declare or change your major, follow these instructions. If you want your major posted in Albert in time for course registration, the deadline to declare is 5pm, Monday, November 30 (China time). The deadline to declare your secondary major is 5pm, Monday, November 23 (China time). For some courses, students with a declared primary major will have enrollment priority over students who are not. 

Major Declaration Form

Step 3: Check degree completion requirements

Review your Degree Progress Report in Albert to see what requirements remain for degree completion.

Let your advisor know right away if you find any discrepancies or mistakes in the report so your advisor can take steps to resolve them. If you have questions about degree requirements and what courses fulfill which requirements, refer to the All Majors Requirements Record for your year of matriculation (when you started at NYU Shanghai).

Step 4: Explore courses

Based on your current degree progress and the course offerings at the various locations, select courses you would like to take in Spring 2021. See screenshot for instructions. After you know your major requirements, figure out which courses within the global network will fit into your degree plan by reviewing this spreadsheet.

The course list on the spreadsheet is not exhaustive, so if you have a course in mind that you believe could satisfy a major requirement, you can have it evaluated by filling out this Course Evaluation Form, and your advisor will inform you of the evaluation results.

Additional considerations to keep in mind when selecting courses:

  1. Make sure you have fulfilled the prerequisite(s) for courses you want to take.
  2. Check the time for each course to avoid scheduling conflicts.  
  3. Make sure you will be staying on track to graduate on time. You are strongly recommended to take into consideration your Fall 2021 semester planning. Keep in mind that you need to fulfill all the core, major, and language requirements and pass at least 128 credits by the end of your senior year to graduate on time.
  4. Time and Time Zones
  • ​Course times in Albert are determined by the course location. 
  • Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Accra, and Buenos Aires do not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). For courses offered from these locations, the DST shift in the United States, Europe, or Australia can create a conflict that lasts the rest of the semester.
  • Please use a time zone converter to plan your course schedule.
Spring 2021 Global Courses List
Global Courses Satisfying Shanghai Degree Requirements
Course Evaluation Form

Step 5: Add courses to Albert and VALIDATE them

Add courses to Albert and VALIDATE them

It is crucial to validate your courses, as more variables are in play. In some cases, you will need a permission code from the relevant department to sign up for a course. The NYU Office of Global Programs will review your eligibility to take a course, and communicate with the departments for processing and obtaining permission codes. Please do not reach out to any Global Site or department in New York about enrollment in specific courses unless you are specifically instructed to do so.

If your course does not validate, you can request a review. HOWEVER, courses that did not validate because of the following reasons will not be reviewed:

  • Real Time conflicts: Reschedule your classes to avoid real time conflicts.
  • Exceeding the term credit limit: Do not validate more than 18 credits of classes at a time.
  • Instructor consent: Email the instructor for permission to enroll.

Course that did not validate because of the following reasons can be reviewed:

  • Albert says you do not meet course prerequisites, but you believe your courses in Shanghai do meet the prerequisites.
  • Albert says you do not have consent of the department.

If your request passes review, you will receive a permission code that allows you to enroll in the course.

Request a review

Important things to know if you plan to take courses from New York

Important things to know if you plan to study away in New York

Read the New York Registration Procedures in your Enrollment Portal carefully. This document includes general information, special instructions, and specific notes about enrolling in major courses at each of the New York schools (including Stern). You MUST know this information before you start choosing courses for NYU New York.

Step 6: Clear your plan with your advisor and register

Students currently in Shanghai, should arrange in-person meetings. Students currently studying away can discuss your course plan with your advisor via email or video call.

After checking your “Degree Progress Report” and identifying your course plan, please make an appointment with your advisor via Albert. In the meeting, your advisor will review your degree progress, go over your course plan, and answer any questions you have about registration. If everything looks fine, you will be cleared for registration.

Step 7: Enroll

After you have validated your courses, you can enroll in your courses. It’s always a good idea to have some alternative courses in mind, in case your first choice is not available. Read through the course registration guides if you run into any issues during enrollment.