WRITING PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT
Writing proficiency is required for the NYU bachelor’s degree. The
writing proficiency requirement is fulfilled by completing the Writing II course with a minimum grade of C. A
Writing II grade that is below the grade of C requires that the student repeat the course.
ONLINE COURSE REGISTRATION (ALBERT)
Albert is the NYU student information services Web site. Students can
use Albert to register for courses, change addresses, and review transcripts and financial aid information. Albert
can be accessed via NYUHome at http://home.nyu.edu.
To receive a final grade for a course, a student must be in regular
attendance and satisfactorily complete all examinations and other assignments prescribed by the instructor. A
student will not receive a grade for any course for which she or he is not officially registered.
Students who request faculty to review the calculation of a final
grade must do so within one month after the course ends. The review must normally be completed within one month but
may be extended in the case of a formal grade appeal to the dean.
The following grades are awarded and are computed in the grade point
average: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, and F. In general, A indicates excellent work; B indicates good work;
C indicates satisfactory work; D indicates passable work and is the lowest passing grade; and F indicates failure.
The weights assigned to the grades in computing the grade point average are as follows:
A = 4.0, A- = 3.7, B+ = 3.3,
B = 3.0, B- = 2.7, C+ = 2.3,
C = 2.0, C- = 1.7, D+ = 1.3,
D = 1.0, and F = 0.0.
Computing the Grade Point Average
The grade point average (GPA) can be obtained by determining the
total of all grade points earned and dividing that figure by the total number of credits completed. For example, if
an LS student has completed an 18-credit schedule and receives grades of A, A-, B, and C+, respectively, in four
4-credit courses and a B+ in a 2-credit course, the student’s semester GPA would be computed as
4.0 (A) x 4 credits = 16.0
3.7 (A-) x 4 credits = 14.8
3.0 (B) x 4 credits = 12.0
2.3 (C+) x 4 credits = 9.2
3.3 (B+) x 2 credits = 6.6
Total grade points 58.6
GPA=58.6 divided by 18 = 3.255
The total grade points (58.6) is divided by the number of credits earned (18) to
obtain the GPA (3.255). Note: There are no A+, D-, or F+ grades. See Pass/Fail Option, below, for information about
pass/fail policies, including those that apply specifically to LS students.
I Grade (Incomplete)
The grade of I (Incomplete) is a temporary grade that indicates that
the student has, for good reason, not completed all of the course work but that there is the possibility that the
student will eventually pass the course when all of the requirements have been completed. A student must ask the
instructor for a grade of I, present documented evidence of illness or the equivalent, and clarify the remaining
course requirements with the instructor.
The incomplete grade is not awarded automatically. It is not used
when there is no possibility that the student will eventually pass the course. In general, students have one
semester to finish the work for a course in which an incomplete grade was received. If the course work is not
completed after the statutory time for making up incompletes has elapsed, the temporary grade of I shall become an
F and will be computed in the student’s grade point average.
The grade of W indicates an official withdrawal from a
Applies to both the Core Program and Global Liberal Studies students:
Students may elect no more than one pass/fail option each term, including the summer sessions, for a total of no
more than 16 points while they are degree candidates in LS. The pass/fail option is not available for courses
completed at other institutions.
The choice to elect pass/fail grading in any course must be made
before the completion of the ninth week of the term (or the third week of a six-week summer session); after that
time, the grading option cannot be changed. Note that once elected, the choice of pass/fail grading cannot be
changed back to the letter grade option. No grade other than P or F will be recorded for students choosing the
pass/fail option. P includes all passing grades and is not counted in the grade point average. F is counted in the
grade point average.
The pass/fail option is not permitted for any required
The form for declaring the pass/fail option may be obtained in the LS Advising
Center, 726 Broadway, 6th Floor.
A Note for Core Program Students (only) about Pass/Fail:
Students should note that in other schools of NYU, the pass/fail option generally is not permitted for any Morse
Academic Plan courses, for any degree requirements, for courses in the major and the minor, or for required
preprofessional courses. Students who change majors may not be able to use courses taken under the pass/fail option
to satisfy requirements of the new major. Students contemplating the pass/fail option should consult with a LS
staff adviser about the likely effect of such grades on their academic and career plans.
CHANGE OF PROGRAM
Students may access Albert online to adjust their schedule by
dropping and adding courses until the end of the second week of classes; all schedule changes made after the third
week of the semester must be approved by the LS Advising Center. Ultimately, the courses that students sign up for
are their responsibility. When not certain about changes they want to make, students should check with the LS
Advising Center. Students may withdraw from a course up until the ninth week of the semester. Courses dropped
during the first three weeks of classes will not appear on the transcript. After the third week of classes,
students can no longer add a course, and a W will be recorded on their transcript if they withdraw from a course.
This grade will not be included in the calculation of their grade point average.
Note: LS students are
strongly cautioned that they should not add courses or change sections of courses after the second week of the
semester. Students who wish to add a course in the third week must secure permission from the instructor in
advance. Students who add a course or change a section at any time are fully responsible for all work previously
After the ninth week of classes, students can withdraw from a course
only in case of severe emergency. Late withdrawals must be approved by the dean. Undergraduates are not allowed to
completely withdraw from all courses through Albert. For complete withdrawal, students must see a member of the LS
ADVANCED STANDING CREDITS
Liberal Studies (the Core Program and Global Liberal Studies) accepts
a maximum of 32 credits of advanced standing. While GLS accepts up to 32 advanced standing credits, the structure
of the program does not typically allow for early graduation. Advanced standing credits are college credits earned
before entering NYU. Advanced standing credits must be submitted to the NYU Undergraduate Admissions Processing
Center and are only then evaluated by the LS Advising Center.
Students should request that official AP results, college
transcripts, and other documentation be sent to the NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions, New York University,
665 Broadway, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10012-2339. AP scores may also be sent electronically through www.collegeboard.com/student.
Examples of advanced standing credits are credits earned at other
colleges and universities before admission to NYU in which the grades earned were B or better and for which scores
of 4 or 5 were obtained on the Advanced Placement examinations. International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate,
A-levels, Abitur, and some other foreign maturity examination credits may also result in advanced standing credit.
Some courses taken at other colleges may not be honored by NYU.
While Liberal Studies accepts advanced standing credits, the work
reflected by these credits will not substitute for any of the courses in the Core Program and in Global Liberal
Studies. The only requirements which advanced standing credits may satisfy for the Core Program and GLS are
mathematics and science. Students should also note that the several undergraduate schools and colleges of NYU have
different policies on whether AP or other advanced standing credit will be accepted in fulfillment of major and
other requirements. Students should consult with the LS Advising Center about advanced standing credits and how
they will be counted.
See also the Admissions page.
Additional Information About Advanced Standing Credit Policies for
Global Liberal Studies
Global Liberal Studies participates in the Advanced Placement (AP)
Program of the College Entrance Examination Board. Global Liberal Studies students who present AP test scores with
the appropriate grade (usually 4 or 5) may receive college credit toward the degree. Students who receive AP credit
may not take the corresponding NYU course for credit. If they do so, they will lose the AP credit.
AP credit in Biology, Chemistry or Physics B may be used to
substitute for Natural Science I and II.
AP credit in Environmental Science may be used to substitute for
Natural Science II (as opposed to Natural Science I for the Core Program students). AP credit in any mathematics
examination or statistics may be used to fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning requirement. Students may not present
AP credit (or any form of advanced standing) for courses in the Liberal Studies core curriculum (Cultural
Foundations, Social Foundations, and Writing sequences).
Note that the AP equivalencies listed below are for students in
Global Liberal Studies only. Students who declare certain cross-school minors should consult the Liberal Studies
Advising Center about credits that may or may not apply to particular minors or that may satisfy certain
Advanced Placement Equivalencies
||ARTH-UA 1 or ARTH-UA 2
||BIOL-UA 11, 12/BIOL-UA 13, 14
||MATH-UA 121, 122
||CHEM-UA 125, 126/CHEM-UA 127, 128
|Computer Science A
||No Credit Awarded
||No Course Equivalent
||Natural Science II (GLS)
||HIST-UA 1 or HIST-UA 2
|Government and Politics: Comparative
||No Course Equivalent
|Government and Politics: United States
||No Course Equivalent
||No Course Equivalent
||ECON-UA 1/ECI-UF 1001
||ECON-UA 2/ECII-UF 1002
||No Credit Awarded
||No Course Equivalent
||PHYS-UA 11, 12
|Physics C - Mechanics
||5 or 3
||PHYS-UA 11 or PHYS-UA 91
|Physics C - E&M
||5 or 3
||PHYS-UA 12 or PHYS-UA 93
||SPAN-UA 100 or SPAN-UA 200
||No Credit Awarded
||HIST-UA 9 or HIST-UA 10
||No Course Equivalent
¹ In order to receive credit for a score of 4 or 5 on Chinese language and
culture and/or Japanese language and culture, students must successfully place above Intermediate II on language
placement exams administered by the Department of East Asian Studies. Credits awarded in this manner count as
elective credit and cannot be applied to the East Asian studies minor.
Advanced Placement Credit and Global Liberal Studies Requirements
||Natural Science I and II
||Natural Science I and II
||Natural Science II
||Natural Science I and II
||Natural Science I
|| Quantitative Reasoning
The Committee on Academic Progress monitors the academic performance
of students and places students on academic warning and academic probation. It also makes recommendations on
terminating students who have not made sufficient progress. Its decisions may be appealed to the
Students are expected to progress toward the degree and to remain in
good standing. Good standing is defined as maintaining a GPA of 2.0 or above.
Students whose GPA falls below 2.0 in any semester will be placed on
academic probation. Normally, these students will be expected to raise their GPA above 2.0 in the following
semester or they will be placed on terminal probation. Students on terminal probation who do not make academic
progress as stipulated in their notice of probation may be dismissed. Students whose GPA falls between 2.0 and 2.5
in any semester will receive a notice of academic warning from the committee.
Students who receive a notice of academic dismissal after they have
registered for the next semester are required to discontinue attendance and will receive a full refund of their
current semester tuition.
Students who wish to contest their academic dismissal must appeal, in
writing, to the dean within 20 days of the notification of academic dismissal. After a review of the appeal, a
decision will be rendered in writing.
Note: Students receiving
federal or state financial aid or other forms of external financial aid are required to make “satisfactory
progress.” It is the responsibility of the student to determine what effect any academic action taken against him
or her may have on the student’s financial aid entitlements.
Note: Students receiving
financial aid should note that the University’s Office of Financial Aid defines “satisfactory progress” for
full-time students as maintaining a grade point average of 2.0 or better and completing 32 credit hours per year
(exclusive of summer sessions).
Such progress is essential for students to remain eligible for
student aid. Therefore, while I and W grades are not computed in a student’s grade point average, they will affect
the student’s eligibility for financial aid. Students who have any questions about this can call the Office of
Financial Aid at 212-998-4444 to determine if their financial aid is in jeopardy.
In special circumstances (such as when a student is working on a
preapproved research paper with a faculty member), a student may be able to take an independent study
New York University, as a nonsectarian institution, adheres to the
general policy of including in its official calendar only certain legal holidays. However, it has also long been
University policy that members of any religious group may, without penalty, absent themselves from classes when
compliance with their religious obligations requires it. In 1988, the University Senate affirmed this policy and
passed a resolution that elaborated on it as follows:
- Students who anticipate being absent because of any religious
observance should, whenever possible, notify faculty in advance of such anticipated
- Whenever feasible, examinations and assignment deadlines should
not be scheduled on religious holidays. Any student absent from class because of religious beliefs shall not be
penalized for any class, examination, or assignment deadline missed on that day or days.
- If examinations or assignment deadlines are scheduled, any
student who is unable to attend class because of religious beliefs shall be given the opportunity to make up
that day or days.
- No adverse or prejudicial effects shall result to any student
who avails him/herself of the above provisions.
Although the administration does not supervise attendance of classes,
it supports the standards imposed by instructors. Students who, in the judgment of the instructor, have not
substantially met the requirements of the course or who have been excessively absent may be considered to have
withdrawn unofficially and may be given a final grade of F. See Change of Program, above.
Students who have complaints about grades or other academic matters
should attempt in the first instance to resolve them by contacting the instructor of the course and speak to the
Assistant Dean of Advising before the end of the term, who may attempt to bring about an informal resolution. If
the matter cannot be resolved in this way, students may file a petition in writing setting forth the basis for the
appeal with the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs; such a petition must be filed no later than 30 days after the
final grade for the course has been posted. Petitions should be filed at: Liberal Studies, 726 Broadway, 6th Floor,
Room 676, New York, NY 10003. Petitions will be heard by the Committee on Academic Standards, which is chaired by
the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs. The committee will deliver its recommendation to the Dean of Liberal
Studies within 30 days of the petition’s submission. Students, responsible faculty, and administrators shall
preserve the confidentiality of any student’s grade appeal.
Students are required to be present for all scheduled examinations.
Makeup examinations are at the discretion of an instructor. The semester calendar indicates a week at the end of
each semester during which examinations are to be given. The syllabus for each course should indicate the date of
the final examination; if a syllabus does not indicate the date of the final examination, this should be brought to
the attention of the assistant dean for academic affairs. Students should make their travel plans with scheduled
examination dates in mind. Early departure from New York at the end of a semester is no excuse for missing an
examination, nor should students expect that instructors will change the date of the examination to accommodate
their travel plans.
In the process of learning, students acquire ideas from many sources
and exchange ideas and opinions with classmates, professors, and others. This occurs in reading, writing, and
discussion. Students are expected—often required—to build their own work on that of other people, just as
professional researchers and writers do. Giving credit to someone whose work has helped one is courteous and
honest. Plagiarism, on the other hand, is a form of fraud. Proper acknowledgment marks the
A hallmark of the educated student is the ability to acknowledge
information derived from others. LS expects that a student will be scrupulous in crediting those sources that have
contributed to the development of his or her ideas. In particular, it is the responsibility of the student to learn
the proper forms of citation. Refer to the LS “Academic Integrity Guide” posted on the LS Core Program Web site at
Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work as though it were one’s
own. More specifically, plagiarism is to present as one’s own a sequence of words quoted without quotation marks
from another writer, a paraphrased passage from another writer’s work, or facts or ideas gathered, organized, and
reported by someone else, orally and/or in writing. Since plagiarism is a matter of fact, not of the student’s
intention, it is crucial that acknowledgment of the sources be accurate and complete. Even where there is no
conscious intention to deceive, the failure to make appropriate acknowledgment constitutes plagiarism. Penalties
for plagiarism range from a failing grade for a paper or a course to dismissal from the
When an instructor finds that a student has violated the policy on
academic integrity, the instructor will impose an appropriate sanction and also notify the assistant dean for
academic affairs. Sanctions may range from a failing grade for the assignment to a failing grade for the course.
The record of the finding will be kept on file while the student is in LS.
In the event of a second violation of the policy, the matter will be
referred to the Committee on Academic Standards. The committee treats all such violations seriously, and they may
result in the imposition of sanctions such as academic probation, suspension, or expulsion. Decisions of the
committee may be appealed to the dean.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
The academic support services available to LS and GLS students
include the following:
- The Writing Center, part of the Expository Writing Program at
the College of Arts and Science, offers tutorial help in writing for the University community. The center is
located at 411 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor. www.nyu.edu/cas/ewp/html/writing_center.html.
- Math tutoring is available through the University Learning
Center (www.nyu.edu/cas/clc) and also at the College of Arts and Science Department of Mathematics, in the
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences (http://math.nyu.edu).
- The College Learning Center, at the College of Arts and Science,
offers tutoring services and workshops (see below for more information).
- The Academic Resource Center (ARC), a resource for academic
support, is located at 18 Washington Place. ARC includes cross-school advising services to help students
navigate beyond the offerings of their own schools when exploring courses, areas of study, minors, graduate
degrees, etc. The University Learning Center (ULC) is also located in the ARC, offering academic support
workshops, group review sessions, and other resources to assist students. Additional resources include
computers, and University printers, study spaces, and a café.
STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE
Students are expected to familiarize themselves and to comply with
the rules of conduct, academic regulations, and established practices of the University and Liberal Studies. NYU
Student Community Standards can be found at http://www.nyu.edu/life/student-life/student-communitystandards.html.
The following are examples of the offenses for which students may be
subject to disciplinary action: cheating, plagiarism, or forgery of academic documents or form of identification;
deliberate destruction, theft, or unauthorized use of laboratory data, research materials, computer resources, or
University property; disruption of an academic event, program, or class; actual or threatened violence or
harassment; use, possession, or storage of any weapon, dangerous chemicals, fireworks, or explosives; hazing; and
violations of any local, state, and federal laws.
Complaints alleging a violation of this policy and other University
policies will be reviewed and adjudicated by Liberal Studies (in intra-school cases) or by the NYU Office of
Community Standards and Compliance (in inter-school cases). If a complaint involves a claim of sexual harassment,
sexual violence or sexual assault, the Liberal Studies will follow the University’s standard procedures for
responding to such incidents as outlined in NYU’s Policy on Sexual Assault, Harassment and Other Forms of Sexual
Misconduct. This policy can be found at:
Students who violate Code of Conduct policies may be subject to
disciplinary charges by the University Office of Community Standards (refer to The Office of Community Standards,
University Disciplinary Policies and Procedures at http://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/studentAffairs/documents/polpro2011.pdf)
A member of the faculty, administration, staff or any student may
file a complaint against any student for a student offense with the Dean of the School in which the student is
enrolled. Although a complaint may be filed at anytime, it is strongly preferred that the complaint be submitted as
soon as possible after the reporter/complainant became aware of the matter. A complaint should include a
description of the incident giving rise to the complaint, the identity of the accused student(s), and the names of
others who may have been present, observed the incident, or who otherwise have information related to the matter.
Complaint should be filed in writing at the following address: Liberal Studies, 726 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York
NY 10003: Attn: Office of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.
The Liberal Studies Committee on Student Discipline (composed of
members of the Liberal Studies administration) will review the complaint and begin a prompt investigation.
The Committee will also notify the student(s) named in the complaint or report of the filing of the
complaint/report and request to meet with those individuals. During the respective meetings/discussions, the
students (Complainant and Accused) shall be informed of their rights and responsibilities within the student
conduct process, be apprised of the University’s related procedures, and asked to discuss the incident giving rise
to the report/complaint. Written notice of a filing of a formal complaint shall be given to the accused
The committee may impose the following sanctions:
- Warning: Notice to the student, in writing, that continuation or
repetition of the conduct found wrongful, or participation in similar conduct, within a period of time stated
in the warning, shall be cause for disciplinary action.
- Censure: Written reprimand for violation of specified
regulation, including the possibility of more severe disciplinary sanction in the event of conviction for the
violation of a school regulation within a period of time stated in the letter of
- Disciplinary Probation: Exclusion from participation in
privileges or extracurricular school activities as set forth in the notice of disciplinary probation for a
specified period of time.
- Restitution: Reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of
property. Reimbursement may take the form of appropriate service to repair or otherwise compensate for
- Suspension: Exclusion from classes and other privileges or
extracurricular activities as set forth in the notice of suspension for a definite period of time. Students may
not make academic progress at another institution and then transfer those credits back to NYU during the term
of suspension. A student who has been suspended and who is not found to be responsible for the violation of
school policy shall be allowed full opportunity to make up whatever work was missed due to the
- Monetary Fine: for any offenses.
- Dismissal: Termination of student status for an indefinite
period. The conditions for readmission, if any are permitted, shall be stated by the panel in order of
Both the Complainant and the Accused student will be notified in
writing of the outcome of the complaint. Decisions of the Committee may be appealed to the dean. No record of
the disciplinary proceeding will be entered in the student’s file unless a final disciplinary sanction is found to
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Students who wish to take a semester off must obtain an official
leave of absence from the associate director of student affairs before the beginning of the semester. Those who do
not obtain an official leave of absence must apply for readmission. A leave may be requested for one semester or
for the entire academic year. Leave of absence applications may be obtained from, and should be submitted to, the
LS Office of Student Affairs, 726 Broadway, Room 608. Students may apply for a medical leave of absence at any
time. This will be granted upon the recommendation of a physician or therapist, the NYU Student Health Center, or
the NYU Counseling and Behavioral Health Services office. Program changes may also be requested based on medical
Students who leave for medical or psychological reasons will be
required to show medical documentation stating that the student is able physically and/or emotionally to continue
school. In addition, students who take a leave of absence for psychological reasons must be evaluated by NYU’s
Counseling and Behavioral Health Services office before returning to school.
Official copies of your University transcript can be requested when a stamped
and sealed copy of your University records is required. Requests for official transcripts require the signature of
the student requesting the transcript unless the student/alumnus has a valid NetId. Currently, NYU is not accepting
requests for a transcript by e-mail.
A transcript may be requested by either (1) completing the online
request form at www.nyu.edu/registrar/transcript-form.html and mailing/faxing the
signature page (recommended method) or (2) writing a request letter (see below) and mailing/faxing the completed
and signed letter. The fax number is 212-995-4154; the mailing address is New York University, Office of the
University Registrar, Academic Records, P.O. Box 910, New York, NY 10276-0910. There is no charge for academic transcripts.
Writing a Request Letter: A request letter must include all of the
- University ID number
- Current name and any other name under which you attend/attended
- Current address
- Date of birth
- School of the University you attend/attended and for which you
are requesting the transcript
- Dates of attendance
- Date of graduation
- Full name and address of the person or institution to which the
transcript is to be sent
There is no limit to the number of official transcripts that can be
issued to a student. You can indicate in your request if you would like us to forward the transcripts to your home
address, but we still require the name and address of each institution.
Unofficial transcripts are available on Albert.
If you initiate your transcript request through the online request
form, you will receive e-mail confirmation when the Office of the University Registrar has received your signed
request form. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office at 212-998-4280, and a
representative will assist you.
Please notify the Office of the University Registrar immediately of
any change of address.
Students are able to access their grades at the end of each semester
via Albert, NYU’s Web-based registration and information system. Albert can be accessed via NYUHome at http://home.nyu.edu.
INFORMATION ON HOW TO REQUEST ENROLLMENT
You can view/print your own enrollment certification directly from
Albert using the integrated National Student Clearinghouse student portal. This feature can be accessed from the
“Enrollment Certification” link on the Albert homepage.
Eligible students are also able to view/print a Good Student Discount
Certificate, which can be mailed to an auto insurer or any other company that requests proof of your status as a
good student (based on your cumulative GPA). This feature is available for students in all schools except School of
Requests for verification of enrollment or graduation may be made by
submitting a signed letter with the following information:
- University ID number
- Current name and any name under which you attended
- Current address
- Date of birth
- School of the University attended
- Dates of attendance
- Date of graduation
- Full name & address of the person or institution to which
the enrollment verification is to be sent
Please address your request to:
Office of the University Registrar
Enrollment Verification and Graduation
P.O. Box 910
New York, NY 10276-0910
Or you can fax your signed request to 212-995-4154. Currently, we are
not accepting requests for certification by e-mail. Please allow seven business days from the time the Office of
the University Registrar is in receipt of your request.
If you wish to confirm receipt of your request, please contact our
office at (212) 998-4280 and a representative will assist you.
SUMMER SESSION/ WINTER SESSION
NYU Summer Session serves more than 10,000 NYU and visiting graduate,
undergraduate, professional, non-credit, and high school students at NYU campuses around the world. Programs
include the NYU Pre-College program, Summer Study Abroad, and Summer in Greenwich Village. Over 1,000 courses
covering introductory to advanced materials enable graduate and undergraduate students to enrich and deepen their
educational experience, add additional minors, complete requirements, and explore new areas of
NYU Winter Session, a three-week session that runs before the Spring
Semester, offers courses at NYU Washington Square as well as at selected NYU Global locations.
NYU does not normally accept summer school transfer credits taken at another
university. In rare circumstances, and only with prior approval, students may take such summer courses. Students
who wish to apply for approval must do so by filing a petition (forms are available at the LS Advising Center) no
later than the first of May preceding the summer in which work is to be taken. No late applications are considered.
Students are also advised that courses taken during the summer at other universities may not fulfill requirements
toward degrees and majors in the other undergraduate schools and colleges of NYU. Students who wish to have summer
work at another university substitute for courses or requirements at NYU will require approval from the appropriate
NYU school or college as well as from the LS department. To receive NYU credit once permission is granted, a
student must earn a grade of B or better and then arrange for all official transcripts and scores to be forwarded
to the LS Advising Center and to the Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center, New York University, 665 Broadway,
11th Floor, New York, NY 10012-2339
The University reserves the right to deny registration and withhold
all information regarding the record of any student who is in arrears in the payment of tuition, fees, loans, or
other charges (including charges for housing, dining, or other activities or services) for as long as any arrears
Diploma Arrears Policy
Diplomas of students in arrears will be held until their financial
obligations to the University are fulfilled and they have been cleared by the Bursar. Graduates with a diploma hold
may contact the Office of the Bursar at 212-998-2806 to clear arrears or to discuss their financial status at the
FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) establishes
requirements for the protection of the privacy of students. FERPA and its attendant regulations govern the release
of information from student educational records, provide for student access to their records, and establish a means
for students to request the amendment of records that they believe are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in
violation of their rights of privacy. New York University’s “Guidelines for Compliance with the Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act” summarizes the rights of the University’s students under FERPA and its attendant
regulations, as well as the corresponding obligations of the University, and may be viewed at www.nyu.edu/apr/ferpa.htm.
Disclosure: Generally, personally identifiable information regarding
a student cannot be disclosed without his or her written consent, although there are exceptions to this rule, which
are explained in the Guidelines. Information is personally identifiable if it would make a student’s identity
easily traceable. This includes the student’s name, address, Social Security number or other such identifying
number, photograph, or parent’s name and/or address.
Education Records Covered Under FERPA: The Guidelines describe those
education records that are covered by FERPA and that are available for student review. “Education records” refers
to any record or document containing information directly related to a student and is not limited to a file with
the student’s name on it.
Student Access: Requests by students for access to their education
records should be referred to Assistant Provost Barnett W. Hamberger, 194 Mercer Street, 4th Floor, 212-998-2310 or
via email at email@example.com.
Each semester, the Office of the Bursar establishes a refund schedule
that applies to withdrawals. The first calendar week consists of the first seven calendar days beginning with the
official opening date of the term. Students who receive financial aid should consult the Office of Financial Aid
immediately if they register for, or drop to, fewer points than they indicated they would take on the application
for financial aid. A change in enrollment status may affect the financial aid students receive. It may also affect
their financial obligation to the University by making them immediately responsible for any charges incurred up to
the point of withdrawal. The refund schedule is not applicable to students whose registration remains in the
flat-fee range (12-18 points).
The refund schedule is based on the total applicable tuition,
excluding nonrefundable fees and deposits. Students who are due a refund can speed the process by going to the
Office of the Bursar at 25 West Fourth Street and filing a refund request form.
For more information about NYU tuition policies, go to
AUDITING A COURSE
Students may audit a designated course with the consent of the LS
assistant dean for academic advising and the permission of the instructor. Auditors may not preempt space required
for registered students. Audited courses will not appear on students’ official transcript, nor will credit or a
grade be awarded. Students should not audit courses required by their curriculum. Audited courses will not be
considered to satisfy prerequisite requirements for advanced courses. Auditors are allowed to attend classes but
not to participate in other ways. Auditors may not submit papers or take exams. Students who wish to audit should
fill out the approval form no later than the first day on which the class meets. Forms are available in the Liberal
Studies Advising Center.
New York State Public Health Law 2165 and 2167 and/or New York
University require that all students (graduate, undergraduate, transfers and returning students who, to date, have
not complied) taking six or more credits in an approved degree or registered certificate program in a
degree-granting institution must provide proof of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella and acknowledge receipt
of information regarding the disease meningitis/or provide proof of meningitis vaccine.
If you are not in full compliance, New York State requires that the
University exclude you from attending classes 30 days after the first day of class for New York State residents and
45 days after the first day of class for out-of-state and international students.(www.nyu.edu/shc/about/health.requirements.html)
Various Department of Veterans Affairs programs provide educational
benefits for spouses, sons, and daughters of deceased or permanently disabled veterans as well as for veterans and
in-service personnel, subject to certain restrictions. Under most programs, the student pays tuition and fees at
the time of registration but will receive a monthly allowance from Veterans Affairs.
Veterans with service-connected disabilities may be qualified for
educational benefits under Chapter 31. Applicants for this program are required to submit to the Department of
Veterans Affairs a letter of acceptance from the college they wish to attend. On meeting the requirements for the
Department of Veterans Affairs, the applicant will be given an Authorization for Education (VA Form 22-1905), which
must be presented to the Office of the University Registrar, 25 West Fourth Street, 1st Floor, before registering
for course work.
All Veterans’ allowance checks are usually sent directly to veterans
by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans and eligible dependents should contact the Office of the University
Registrar each term for which they desire Veterans Affairs certification of enrollment.
All veterans are expected to reach the objective (bachelor’s or
master’s degree, doctorate, or certificate) authorized by Veterans Affairs with the minimum number of credits
required. The Department of Veterans Affairs may not authorize allowance payments for credits that are in excess of
scholastic requirements, that are taken for audit purposes only, or for which nonpunitive grades are
Applications and more information may be obtained from the student’s
regional office of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additional guidance may be obtained from the Office of the
University Registrar, 25 West Fourth Street, 1st Floor.
Since interpretation of regulations governing veterans’ benefits is
subject to change, veterans should keep in touch with the Department of Veterans Affairs or NYU’s Office of the
Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program
NYU is pleased to be participating in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education
Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of
2008. The program is designed to help students finance, through scholarship assistance, up to 100 percent of their
out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition
benefit, which will only pay up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 academic year, NYU will provide funds
toward the tuition of each qualifying veteran who has been admitted as a full-time undergraduate, with the VA
matching NYU’s tuition contribution for each student.
To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon benefits, an individual must be
entitled to the maximum post-9/11 benefit. An individual may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Enhancement
- He/She served an aggregate period of active duty after September
10, 2001, of at least 36 months.
- He/She was honorably discharged from active duty for a service
connected disability and had served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
- He/She is a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under
the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria, as described on the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs Web site.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently accepting
applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. To qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Enhancement, students must apply to the
VA. The VA will then determine a student’s eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and issue the student a
Certificate of Eligibility. Note: Students can apply using the VA Form 22-1990 (PDF), and the form includes the
instructions needed to begin the process.
After a student is issued a Certificate of Eligibility from the
Department of Veterans Affairs, indicating that the student qualifies for the Yellow Ribbon Program, please contact
Clara Fonteboa, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-998-4823.
The Office of the University Registrar must certify to the Department
of Veterans Affairs that the eligible person is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in order for the
funds to be paid under the Yellow Ribbon Program.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY WEAPONS POLICY
New York University strictly prohibits the possession of all weapons,
as described in local, state, and federal statutes, that includes, but is not limited to, firearms, knives,
explosives, etc., in and/or around any and all University facilities—academic, residential, or others. This
prohibition extends to all buildings—whether owned, leased, or controlled by the University, regardless of whether
the bearer or possessor is licensed to carry that weapon. The possession of any weapon has the potential of
creating a dangerous situation for the bearer and others.
The only exceptions to this policy are duly authorized law
enforcement personnel who are performing official federal, state, or local business and instances in which the
bearer of the weapon is licensed by an appropriate licensing authority and has received written permission from the
executive vice president of the University.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SIMULATED FIREARM POLICY
New York University strictly prohibits simulated firearms in and/or
around any and all University facilities—academic, residential, or other. This prohibition extends to all
buildings—whether owned, leased, or controlled by the University. The possession of a simulated firearm has the
potential of creating a dangerous situation for the bearer and others.
The only exceptions to this policy are instances in which (1) the
bearer is in possession of written permission from a dean, associate dean, assistant dean, or department head and
(2) such possession or use of simulated firearms is directly connected to a University- or school-related event
(e.g., play, film production). Whenever an approved simulated firearm is transported from one location to another,
it must be placed in a secure container in such a manner that it cannot be observed. Storage of approved simulated
firearms shall be the responsibility of the Department of Public Safety in a location designated by the vice
president for public safety. Under no circumstances, other than at a public safety storage area, may approved
simulated firearms be stored in any University owned, leased, or controlled facilities.