The College Advising Center (Silver Center, Room 905) provides advising, academic services, and information on registration throughout the year. Any student with a question or problem is invited to come to the office or to call 212-998-8130 and ask for assistance. Office hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Students complete their initial registration through Albert, the University-wide portal to the student information system, at home.nyu.edu. Students also use Albert to make later adjustments to their schedule.
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 the "shopping cart" function of Albert. They also discuss their program and planned courses with their adviser, who then clears them for registration. 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 orientation and registration, 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.
For preregistration immunization requirements, please see "immunization requirements" in the academic policies section of this Bulletin.
College Advising Center
The College Advising Center (Silver Center, Room 905; 212-998-8130; advising.cas.nyu.edu) offers a wide range of services and programs designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body. The advisers serve as a basic source of information about the degree requirements, policies, and procedures of the College. Academic and career development events are sponsored or cosponsored to assist students in planning academic programs, choosing a major, and negotiating registration. In addition, various cocurricular educational opportunities, from informal faculty talks to seminars and lectures, are arranged through the center. Support programs are available for African American and Latino students; international students; undecided students; first-generation students; and first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Advisers also meet individually with students who want to discuss concerns or questions they may have about the University. The advisers serve as a liaison with other offices and can make referrals when appropriate. The College Advising Center is thus the best place for students to visit when they are unsure of where to go for help. It is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Questions about cross-registration in other schools of the University, combined degree programs, and the College Core Curriculum may be brought to the College Advising Center and Academic Resource Center or ARC (18 Washington Place). Please also see the sections on the College Core Curriculum and preprofessional, accelerated, and specialized programs in this Bulletin.
All first-year students participate in the College Cohort Program (CCP). The CCP begins with a virtual advising and registration process during the early summer, including selection of a First-Year Seminar, which is required for all CAS first-year students. The First-Year Seminar determines placement in a small advising cohort. There is also an extensive academic orientation and introduction to the CCP during Welcome Week.
During fall of the first year, cohorts come together every other week for a "cohort meeting," where they work closely with their academic adviser and a college leader (an upperclass mentor) exploring topics which form a foundation for engaging in the variety of academic and cultural offerings at NYU, through NYC, and at NYU’s study away sites. Students can meet as often as they would like with their advisers individually outside the context of the cohort meeting and are required to meet for individual advising appointments prior to registration for the following semester. Cohorts continue meeting through the spring semester of the first year.
The assigned CAS adviser remains available to students throughout their undergraduate experience and serves as the primary source for academic advising until the student declares a major.
Advising for students who are transferring to CAS from another college or university begins once the College is notified that they have accepted admission. Students begin with a virtual advising and registration process which includes direct contact with an academic adviser who can interpret the transfer credit report, assist with course selection, and answer all questions about degree requirements and registration.
Transfer students are also invited to a special orientation session which provides additional information needed to make a smooth transition into the College. CAS advisers lead these sessions along with current upperclassmen who serve as student resources throughout the orientation and transition.
Transfer students participate in the College Cohort Program (CCP) and are assigned an academic adviser within the College Advising Center. Transfer students approaching junior standing must also declare a major and meet with an assigned adviser in the major department in order to ensure that appropriate course selections for the following semester are being made.
Students who have declared a major go to their major's department for their primary advisement. All declared majors must have their registration approved by a departmental adviser. Departmental advisers can also be consulted throughout the academic year about graduate study and career opportunities. Office hours for departmental advisers are maintained in the departmental offices.
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 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES AT THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCE
Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS) at the College of Arts and Science is located in the Silver Center, Room 920, 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. Unlike most doctors, 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/services/counseling-services/counseling/walk-in-counseling.html. NYU’s Wellness Exchange offers a 24-hour hotline at 212-443-9999, and can also be reached by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the Wellness Exchange app, which can be downloaded for iPhones or Android devices.
Various Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 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 does not pay tuition and fees at the time of registration, but will have anticipated aid placed onto the student account based on the estimated amount of coverage from the VA. This applies primarily to Chapter 31 and 33 benefit recipients.
Veterans with service-connected disabilities may qualify 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. Upon meeting the requirements, the Department of Veterans Affairs will assign a case manager who will issue an electronic authorization form directly to NYU’s VA School Certifying Official (SCO) that serves course approval for the veteran and assurance that the VA will cost the cost of tuition and fees.
Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is usually sent directly to veterans by the VA; students must be enrolled at a rate of more than half time to qualify for this benefit, and must be enrolled full time to receive the full monthly BAH rate. Veterans and eligible dependents should contact the Office of the University Registrar each term for which they desire certification of enrollment. Students eligible for BAH will only receive this benefit if their enrollment is certified with the VA each term.
All veterans are expected to reach the objective (bachelor's or master's degree, doctorate, or certificate) authorized by the VA with the minimum number of points required. The Department of Veterans Affairs may not authorize allowance payments for points that are in excess of scholastic requirements, that are taken for audit purposes only, or for which non-punitive grades (i.e. “W”) are received.
Applications and further information may be obtained from the student's regional office of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Additional inquiries can be directed to the certifying official in the Office of the Registrar. Since interpretation of regulations governing veterans' benefits is subject to change, veterans should keep in touch with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans who wish to utilize their educational benefits for themselves or a spouse or dependent must first apply directly with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA will then determine eligibility for educational benefits, which is outlined in a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) letter that is issued to the veteran. Students will be expected to use the COE letter as proof of eligibility in the first term of enrollment. Upon enrollment, students should submit a request to be certified with the Certifications team in the Office of the Registrar. An online request form is available at www.nyu.edu/registrar in the Veterans portion of the site.
Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program
NYU is pleased to participate 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 has provided Yellow Ribbon funds toward the tuition of each qualifying veteran, 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 GI Bill benefit. An individual may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Enhancement if:
- 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 website.
Yellow Ribbon funding is activated when the student has remaining tuition charges after all Post-9/11 GI Bill funding has been exhausted for the academic year, which begins in the fall term and ends the following summer term. For up to date amounts regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill and a complete list of Yellow Ribbon awards at NYU, visit www.nyu.edu/registrar and refer to the Veterans site.