The College Advising Center
The College Advising Center (726 Broadway, 7th floor; 212-998-8130; advising.cas.nyu.edu) offers a wide range of academic services and thoughtfully designed programs to meet the ever-changing needs of our diverse student body. The advising team, comprised of assistant deans, directors, and professional advisers, serve as an integral source of information on matters pertaining to the College Core Curriculum, degree requirements, procedures of the College, and both CAS and University policies.
Advisers consider the unique academic and professional aspirations of each student while working in a manner that is collaborative and explorative and promotes intellectual growth. Advisers are available to meet with students Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., virtually or in-person, to discuss their academic plans, clarify program requirements, or assist in connecting with institutional resources. Advisers also liaise with other University offices and can make referrals to support services when appropriate.
In collaboration with institutional partners, the advising team facilitates programs geared towards the professional, social, and cultural development of our students. Career focused events, such as department spotlights, faculty seminars, and alumni panels, are intended to assist students in exploring and choosing a major, as well as preparing for post-baccalaureate life.
The College Advising Center's various co-curricular activities and initiatives aim to complement students' academic experiences. Specialized programming provides enrichment opportunities and support for diverse and underrepresented student groups. These programs begin in the summer when entering first-year students are invited to participate in the College's Academic Achievement Program (AAP; https://cas.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/cas/aap.html). Through AAP, Black, Latino, and Indigenous students may engage in a first-year mentorship program in which they are paired with an upper-level mentor who provides them with support and guidance during their first year.
Throughout the fall and spring semesters, a number of specific initiatives continue to ensure that diverse students are fully engaged within the College. AAP collaborates with the International Student and Proud-to-be-First (First-Generation) teams for an annual trip to the Washington, D.C. campus to encourage civic engagement. AAP students also have the opportunity to study away at a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) through the Faculty Resource Network (FRN) Domestic Exchange Program (https://cas.nyu.edu/aap/domestic-exchange.html).
The advising process for first-year students in the College of Arts and Science begins in the summer. This includes the selection of a First-Year Seminar, which determines placement into an advising cohort. All first-year students participate in the College Cohort Program (CCP), an orientation and community building program that focuses on introducing students to college life and key resources throughout their first year.
During the fall of the first year, cohorts meet every other week as a group to work closely with their adviser and a college leader (an upper class mentor) and explore topics which build a foundation for engaging in the variety of academic and cultural offerings at NYU, throughout New York City, and at NYU’s study away sites. Students are encouraged to meet regularly with their adviser outside of the cohort meetings—since advisers are the primary source of information for matters pertaining to the Core Curriculum and degree requirements—until they declare their majors.
Advising for students who are transferring to the College of Arts and Science from another college or university commences once the College is notified that they have accepted admission. Students begin with an advising and registration process which includes direct contact with a CAS adviser who can interpret the transfer credit report, assist with course selection, and answer questions pertaining to degree requirements and registration.
Transfer students are also invited to a special orientation session to facilitate their transition to CAS. These sessions are co-led by a CAS adviser and current upperclassmen who serve as student resources throughout the orientation and transition process.
Transfer students participate in the College Cohort Program (CCP) and are assigned an adviser within the College Advising Center. Transfer students approaching junior standing must also declare a major and meet with an adviser in their major department in order to ensure that they are choosing the appropriate courses for their plan of study.
The College of Arts and Science also has a team of advisers who work on issues that are crucial for international students in the College, such as clarifying the enrollment process, promoting writing support resources for multilingual learners, and assisting with the review of international maturity certificate examination results. This team also supports students by coordinating with such relevant offices as the Office of Global Services (OGS; https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/student-visa-and-immigration.html), the Wasserman Center for Career Development (https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/career-development-and-jobs.html), and the International Student Center (https://www.nyu.edu/students/communities-and-groups/international-students/InternationalStudentCenter.html). Advisers on the International Team host dedicated walk-in hours, send out a newsletter (the International Edition) and monitor a student-focused email alias: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social hours, cultural activities, informative workshops, as well as topical discussions related to international student concerns are held regularly. In addition, the CAS International Student Mentor Program helps orient new international student mentees to NYU and New York City (returning students serve as mentors).
The College Advising Center provides information on registration throughout the year. Students complete their initial registration through Albert, the University-wide portal to the student information system, at home.nyu.edu.
Students currently enrolled in the College register early for the following semester—in November for the spring term and in April for the fall term. Students who are currently enrolled or on an official leave of absence receive notification of the date and time when they can register. Before registering, students plan a provisional schedule and put it in their shopping cart in Albert. They also discuss their program and planned courses with their adviser, who then clears them for registration. (Undeclared students consult with their CAS adviser for this purpose, whereas declared students work with an assigned adviser in their major department.) At the appointed time or thereafter, students access Albert to register. Students must complete registration by paying their tuition and fees. Online tuition statements and payment options are available through the Office of the Bursar.
Newly admitted students receive detailed instructions about registration and orientation, as well as the name and contact information of an adviser in the College Advising Center who assists them in academic planning, course selection, and registration. Transfer students with a declared major also have an opportunity to discuss their program with a faculty member in their chosen major department.
THE UNIVERSITY LEARNING CENTER
The College of Arts and Science operates Learning Centers in the Academic Resource Center or ARC (18 Washington Place) and in University Hall (110 East 14th Street, UHall Commons). The Learning Centers provide extensive academic support services, free of charge, to students in all divisions of the University who take courses in the College. With their highly visible and accessible settings, they serve to link academics with students' residential and campus lives. Services offered by the centers include the following:
- Individual and group tutoring sessions
- Examination review sessions
- Study skills assessment and academic skills workshops
For further information on services, offerings, and schedules at the ULC, please visit www.nyu.edu/ulc.
COUNSELING AND WELLNESS SERVICES AT THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS) at the College of Arts and Science is located at 726 Broadway, 7th floor, and is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Counseling—or psychotherapy—is a confidential professional relationship that focuses on personal problems, such as concerns about interpersonal relationships; poor grades or other academic problems; emotional issues such as feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, or loneliness; sexual problems; eating disorders; substance abuse; or family conflict. Unlike friends, counselors can be objective, since they are not involved in your daily life. Counselors don't give specific advice or tell you what to do. Instead, they serve as skilled listeners who help you to clarify issues, discover your true wishes and feelings, and deal more effectively with whatever problems you may be dealing with.
CWS services include individual psychotherapy, themed workshops, and therapy groups. When necessary, medication and referrals to providers in the community are available. Counseling services are free for any full- or part-time student enrolled in the University. Appointments are scheduled through the main counseling office at the Student Health Center, 726 Broadway, 4th floor, or by phone at 212-998-4780. Students can also be seen without an appointment during walk-in hours at the Wellness Exchange at 726 Broadway, 3rd floor; please review current hours for drop-in appointments at https://www.nyu.edu/students/health-and-wellness/wellness-exchange.html. NYU’s Wellness Exchange offers a 24-hour hotline at 212-443-9999, and can also be reached by email (email@example.com) or via the Wellness Exchange app, which can be downloaded for iPhones or Android devices.
For full and up-to-date information, policies, and procedures on Chapter 31, Chapter 33, and Yellow Ribbon benefits, please consult https://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/registration-records-and-graduation/veteran-benefits.html.