Where's my homebase?
The College of Arts and Science is housed in the Silver Center (100 Washington Square East), however major departments are located at various locations around Washington Square. To find your major department's location, go to your major's page.
CAS Advising Center
Silver Center, Room 905
CAS Walk-In Advising is available, Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm, with the exception on Wednesday which is 10am-2pm.
How do I declare my major/minor?
Students may declare their major/minor by visiting their major/minor department. For students who are abroad during their transition, when they return to NYU's New York campus in the Fall, they should visit their major/minor department. In certain circumstances a major department may have a major declaration form online. Please note, not all majors will have said form. You can find a list of CAS major departments on the CAS Majors + Minors page.
Minors, should only be declared once you are a CAS student. Minors that are declared before your first semester in CAS, will have to be re-declared once you are a CAS student.
I am studying abroad during the semester of my transition from LS-to-CAS, what does this mean for me and how can I complete all of the transition requirements?
Students who are currently studying abroad should complete the LS-to-CAS Transition Portal, but be sure to indicate in LS-to-CAS Transition Portal they are studying abroad. After they complete the portal, they will be contacted by Rachel Sloane (email@example.com) with instructions for registration clearance. You will be unable to attend an in-person LS-to-CAS Transition Orientation Session and complete remaining transitioning steps when you are back in NYC.
How will my LS Core courses transfer to CAS?
For a list of how LS courses transfer to CAS, please view the LS to CAS Core Equivalencies site. Generally speaking, successful completion of the LS Core satisfies most CAS Core requirements, excluding the Foundations of Scientific Inquiry and Foreign Language requirements. For more information regarding the CAS Core Curriculum go the Core Curriculum page.
How do CAS departments and faculty compare to LS and LS faculty?
CAS departments vary widely depending upon the size, popularity and culture of the department. Some major departments are small and allow for more one on one interaction with faculty members, while others (e.g., Economics, Psychology, some science majors) house over 200 students and feel more impersonal. Students with questions about major departments should speak to their CAS Academic Advisor.
How do I get my major/departmental advisor?
Once you have declared your major, you will receive a major advisor who will clear you for registration moving forward. If you are unsure who your major advisor is, contact or visit the major department.
When do I go to my major advisor vs. my CAS Academic Advisor?
After declaring your major, you will receive primary advisement from your major department. Major advising frequently involves faculty and is intended to provide a more focused concentration on the knowledge, skills, and experiences associated with a particular discipline. Example topics covered: major prerequisites, requirements, sequencing, 4-year plan, electives, departmental policies, graduate school, etc.
CAS Academic Advisor
Even after declaring a major, students may continue to visit their CAS Academic Advisor. Your CAS Academic Advisor can provide advisement on issues related to College and University policies and procedures, study abroad, joint degree programs offered with other schools at the University, and special programs (e.g., free tutoring, study skills workshops, leadership opportunities and activities for international students).
Why isn’t my CAS or major advisor posted in Albert?
Major/CAS advisors WILL NOT be posted in Albert until your first semester as a CAS student. Even then, not all advisors may be posted. We are working with our Albert team to resolve this issue.
What are some helpful CAS resources?
University Learning Center (for course assistance and academic skills workshops)
Preprofessional Advising Center (for Prehealth, Prelaw and Business Studies students)
Wasserman Center for Career Development (for career advising and internship opportunities)
University Counseling Services
Accelerated Bachelor's Master's Program