Advisement & Registration
Media, Culture, and Communication Undergraduate Advising Guides
How to See An Advisor
Your Primary Advisor: The instructor of your New Student Seminar section will serve as your primary advisor throughout your career as a Media, Culture, and Communication major. Advisors act as guides and assist our students in navigating their academic careers. Please note, however, that monitoring degree progress and seeking advisement is always the responsibility of the student. The department offers several types of advising options:
Primary Advisor Meetings: Students may make an appointment to meet with their primary advisor to discuss their program of study or solve complex registration issues. Primary advising meetings are also appropriate for discussing internship and career goals, study abroad options, and personal issues that may arise. Advisors are available for appointments year-round. If you need to make a primary advisor appointment, please call the front desk at 212 998 5635.
Skype Meetings: As many students elect to complete a semester abroad or travel home to countries outside the US on school breaks, our advisors are available to video chat with students through Skype. It is important that students stay in contact with the department and receive quality advising even when traveling internationally.
Walk-In Advising: If a student needs to address a basic registration issue, such as completing a drop/add form, discussing a pass/fail option, turning in an internship registration form, or obtaining a course permission form, he or she does not need to make an appointment with their primary advisor. Basic registration issues can be addressed through walk-in advising. Between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, a walk-in advisor will be on duty in the department.
Email Advisement: The Media, Culture, and Communication advisors are available via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should use this e-mail address to pose basic questions that can be answered quickly and concisely. For in-depth questions, students should schedule a primary advisor meeting.
The MCC Peer Advisor Program promotes student involvement and retention by connecting new students to student mentors, who in turn make available departmental and university resources and information. Trained and supervised by our academic advisors, peer advisors are able to assist new students in finding accurate registration and advisement information. They act as Teacher’s Assistants in New Student Seminar, hold weekly mentoring office hours, assist in organizing departmental programming and represent the department at admissions and recruitment events.
For more information regarding the Peer Advisor Program please contact Ivan Makar.
Students have two options in obtaining registration clearance each semester: individual and group sessions. Information on when to sign up for these registration clearance sessions will be emailed to you each semester. If you are currently studying abroad, you should email your primary advisor with a proposed schedule for the upcoming semester and they will clear you to register. If you are going abroad during the upcoming semester, we will hold a special pre-registration meeting for you to get clearance for registration.
Students should come to their pre-registration advising appointments (individual or group) prepared with a proposed list of courses you would like to take. You may download a registration clearance form before meeting with your advisor to help you plan your schedule.
Advisors cannot clear these students over the phone or via email under any circumstances.
Registering for Classes with Albert
Once you’ve obtained advisor clearance you will be eligible to register via NYU’s registration system called Albert. Albert is available through your NYUHome account. Once you are on the Albert Home page you can access the various features of Albert, including: the Course Search function; checking your registration time and status; viewing your schedule and transcript; checking course availability; and registering for classes. For step-by-step directions on how to navigate Albert, please refer to the following links:
It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of all registration deadlines. Registration deadlines are posted on the University Registrar’s academic calendar.
Students in the Media, Culture, and Communication major can take up to 32 credits of their non-major courses on a pass/fail basis. Pass/fail forms are available at the department’s front desk and require an advisor’s signature. It is a student’s responsibility to fill out ALL personal and course information. If you receive a “D” or better you pass the course. Please keep in mind that once you file this form, you cannot rescind the pass/fail option. This means that if you find out you are getting an “A” in the course and you elected to take it pass/fail, your transcript will read a “P.”
Waitlists are active through the first week of class. You will not be notified if you are enrolled into a course for which you have been previously waitlisted, therefore you should check your schedule frequently. Following the waitlist period it is at the professor’s discretion to allow any over-enrollment into their course if it is closed. Courses for which you are a the waitlist are counted against your maximum allowable credit load (i.e. if you are registered for 16 credits, Albert will not allow you to waitlist a course for three credits or more since it would exceed the maximum 18 credit load.)
Leave of Absence or Withdrawal from the University
Students who need or wish to break their attendance for one or more semesters or who students who wish to completely withdraw from New York University should make an appointment with their advisor.
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