Registering for Fall 2019 Classes - For Students in Shanghai

Fall 2019 course offerings are now available in Albert Course Search! The Registrar's Office has also put together a handy spreadsheet so you can see all the classes at-a-glance. Keep checking this Registrar's Spreadsheet as there may still be courses added or changed over the next few weeks!

If you will study away in Fall 2019, please follow the instruction here.

STEP 1: Check your Registration Appointment Time.

Registration appointments take place during the week of April 15.


Please check your own specific registration appointment time in the Albert Student Center. It will appear in the lower right corner under “Enrollment Dates” of your Student Center Academics page (see an example here). Note that times are in U.S. Eastern Time (New York Time) so you'll need to convert the time to Shanghai time. Mark the exact time on your calendar so you will be ready to enroll as soon as your registration window opens!

STEP 2: Declare or change your major (if applicable)

If you would like to declare or change your major, follow the instructions here. Some classes give enrollment priority for students who are declared in a certain major as their primary major. If you want your major posted in Albert in time for fall course registration, the deadline to declare is 5:00 pm, Sunday, April. 7, 2019 (China time).

STEP 3: Check your Degree Progress Report in Albert

Check your Degree Progress Report in Albert (instructions here) to see what requirements you have left to complete your degree.


Let your advisor know right away if you find any discrepancies or mistakes in the report so that your advisor can ask the Albert team to fix it. If you have questions about degree requirements and what courses fulfill which requirements information, you should refer to the All Majors Requirements Record of the year you are matriculated. (There are tabs for each Major).


2018-19 NYU Shanghai All Majors Degree Requirements Record

2017-18 NYU Shanghai All Majors Degree Requirements Record

2016-17 NYU Shanghai All Majors Degree Requirements Record

STEP 4: Research Suitable Courses

You may review the Fall course offerings on this spreadsheet and note down the classes that interest you, what degree requirements they fulfill, and whether you meet the prerequisites. Note that we will be adding new courses within the next few weeks and announcing those to all students. You can read the course descriptions in Albert Course Search and also find out the days/times that they meet. (Instructions on accessing Albert Course Search are here.)


All rising sophomores will need to take Perspectives on the Humanities (PoH) in Fall 2019. You can check Albert Course Search to see the many different PoH topics and times. You must register yourself. Please prepare a few options as spaces in each section are limited and there will be NO watilists for this course - this is very important! You are allowed to make changes to your PoH enrollment until Sunday, September 1, 2019. Beginning Monday, September 2, the first day of fall classes, you will no longer be permitted to switch your PoH section because of the high level of engagement required in this writing intensive course. The prerequisite for PoH is Writing as Inquiry, so students need to receive a grade of C or above in order to take PoH.


There are also Major Exploration Panels over this week and next few weeks, which you’re welcome to attend! These are great opportunities to hear advice and stories from faculty and senior students in the major. More information about the major exploration panels can be found here. RSVP on the Orgsync is required.

STEP 5: Get your advisor hold lifted

Make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your course courses plan and get your registration hold lifted. You should make the appointment through Albert (instructions here). You are expected to come with your course plan(s) written down in this Registration Worksheet and think about your questions in advance.

STEP 6: Put your courses in Shopping Cart in Albert and register when your appointment time arrives

Make sure you validate your courses too. Instructions on how to register courses on Albert can be found HERE. Be sure to prepare for alternative courses as part of your initial registration preparation!