Orientation

Graduate Orientation

Welcome to the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University!

As you continue your academic journey through graduate study, take advantage of resources, services and activities designed to enhance your studies and move you closer toward your personal, career and professional goals.

Important Links:

Getting Started . . .

STEP 1. YOUR NEW COMMUNITY

Departmental Orientation
Connect with your adviser and learn more about your academic department.

NYU Steinhardt New Graduate Student Welcome Session & Information Fair
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 

Welcome Session (6:00 - 6:45 p.m.)                                                                                                            Meet your colleagues and learn about NYU Steinhardt, the principles that guide graduate study and student resources in the school and university.                                                                                 Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, C95 Auditorium, 238 Thompson Street                            

Information Session (6:45 - 7:30 p.m.)                                                                                                        Explore the resources offered to you as an NYU student. Light refreshments will be served.           Kimmel Center for University Life, 912/914, 60 Washington Square South 

or 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 3:00–4:30 p.m.
Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

 

New Doctoral Student Welcome and Orientation
Meet faculty and staff, connect with other doctoral students, and get acquainted with the service orffered at NYU Steinhardt.

          Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 4:00–5:30 p.m.
           Pless Hall, 3rd Floor Lounge, 82 Washington Square East

NYU Welcome Week
Join new graduate students from across the University for a week of social events and community building. For details visit the Student Resource Center website.

FOR GRADUATE MUSIC STUDENTS ONLY:
 
Time and Place:  TBA

ALL graduate students in music must report at 9:30 a.m. for Theory and Aural Comprehension Placement, as well as music history. There are NO exceptions.

Required for all new graduate students, excluding Music Business graduate students. Get more information.
STEP 2. IMMUNIZATIONS

New York State law and/or New York University requires all newly admitted students complete several health-related requirements. Get complete information.

STEP 3. ACTIVATE YOUR NYUHOME ACCOUNT

All NYU students are assigned an NYUHome account with free access to email, a vital link of communication between the University and you. You may access your account from computer labs around campus and from your home computer. Activate your account.

STEP 4. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students should review this section carefully and contact Jill.Stephenson@nyu.edu with any questions.

Mandatory Check-In
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires F-1 and NYU-sponsored J-1 students to check in with the Office of Global Services. For details, click here. Failure to attend a check-in workshop may jeopardize your ability to remain legally in the U.S.

You are responsible for maintaining your immigration status. Report any change in your local address immediately. For questions regarding your visa status, permission to work, and traveling outside the United States, contact: Alison Jackson in NYU's Office of Global Services, 561 LaGuardia Place, 212-998-4720, ogs@nyu.edu.

English Proficiency
You are required to take the English proficiency exam at the American Language Institute (ALI) if English is not your first language or if you did not graduate from a college or university where English was the language of instruction. A TOEFL score does not exempt you from the ALI English proficiency exam.

Your academic department may require the exam regardless of your English proficiency. It is your responsibility to be proficient in English in order to meet academic course requirements.

Space at ALI exams is limited, so you must sign up for a test. Register (for one test only) by clicking a link below.

Wednesday, May 21 at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. 
Thursday, May 22 at 2 p.m.
Friday, May 23 at 10 a.m.

Friday, August 15 at 2 p.m.

Monday, August 18 at 2 p.m.

Monday, August 25 at 10 a.m.
Monday, August 25 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, August 26 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, August 26 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, August 27 at 10 a.m.
Wednesday, August 27 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, August 28 at 2 p.m.

Students may complete the ALI exam only once within any 12-month period. If you take the test twice, your second set of scores will be discarded.

Exams are given at the American Language Institute: 7 East 12th Street, Room 821 (phone number: 212- 998-7040). A $20 testing fee must be paid on the day of your exam. The evaluation will take approximately two hours.

ALI Results Review with Student Services Staff
Students who take the ALI English Proficiency Exam must meet with a Steinhardt Student Affairs staff member to review the results. Register here for an "ALI Results Review" appointment. Registration is required.

ALI Class Registration
Students who are matriculated in NYU Steinhardt will register for ALI courses in Albert along with their other courses. Students may only register for ALI courses approved for their proficiency level. Students must register for ALI classes by 5 PM on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in order to be guaranteed a seat in an ALI course. After this date, the ALI can accommodate students on a space-available basis only.

PLEASE NOTE: If your visa status is F-1 or J-1, you are required to register for full-time study, 12 credits or more unless you are taking courses at ALI. If you are required to take classes at the ALI, it may take more time than you had originally expected to finish your required studies and there will be additional tuition charges. Courses taken at ALI are designed to improve your proficiency in English; they do not count as credits toward degree requirements. If you are attending NYU as an F-1 or J-1 student, you must obtain permission from OGS in order to register for an ALI course in your first semester while you are also registered for at least 6 academic credits in your program. After your first semester (if an F-1 or J-1 visa holder) you must register for at least 12 credits as well as whatever ALI course your academic program requires.

New Student Seminar
New Student Seminar for International Graduate Students (SAHS-GE 2003) is an opportunity to connect with other new students and obtain valuable information about working on- and off-campus, conducting library research, New York City, NYU Steinhardt, your academic experience, and more. NYU Steinhardt international graduate students are required to take this seminar during their first semester of study. 

Please enroll yourself in one of the following Fall 2014 sections:

The seminar runs for eight weeks and does not meet during the first week of classes. The first meeting will be during the second week of classes (Tuesday, September 9 through Monday, September 15).

 Course #

Section

Class #

Day

Time

SAHS-GE 2003

001

6149

Mondays

4:55 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.

SAHS-GE 2003

002

6150

Thursdays

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

SAHS-GE 2003

003

6151

Thursdays

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

SAHS-GE 2003

004

6152

Wednesdays

6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

SAHS-GE 2003

005

7519

Fridays

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

SAHS-GE 2003

006

6153

Wednesdays

4:55 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.

SAHS-GE 2003

007

6154

Tuesdays

6:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

SAHS-GE 2003

008

6155

Mondays

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

SAHS-GE 2003

009

6156

Fridays

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

SAHS-GE 2003

010

7555

Tuesdays

 4:55 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.

SAHS-GE 2003

011

7668

Thursdays

4:55 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.

SAHS-GE 2003

012

7669

Wednesdays

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

STEP 5. ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT

Every graduate student is assigned a program adviser. Your adviser will help you to understand degree requirements, electives, and academic options; plan your program schedule; evaluate academic progress; and acquaint you with specialized services open to you as a member of the University community.

Meet with your academic adviser for advisement and guidance.

STEP 6. REGISTER FOR YOUR CLASSES

Once you have met with your academic adviser, you are ready to register for classes. You may not register for classes before being advised. Register online through Albert via the Academics tab in your NYUHome account. See a useful webinar on how to search for classes and register on Albert. 

STEP 7. PAYMENT OF TUITION AND FEES

For payment and billing information, go to the NYU Bursar at 25 West 4th Street or visit the Bursar website.

STEP 8. NYU IDENTIFICATION

Your NYU ID card is an important document. Carry it with you at all times. The NYU ID Card gives you access to NYU buildings including the libraries and computer labs. To obtain your NYU Identification Card (ID), go to the NYU Card Center, 383 Lafayette Street, 212-443-2273.

STEP 9. PREPARE FOR CLASSES

You are now a registered student in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human
Development! You may buy books and academic supplies at the NYU Bookstore. Learn more about NYU classes through NYU's Learning Management System.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

STEINHARDT COUNSELING & STUDENT SERVICES:
For personal, career and educational counseling, general academic information, and student activities and services, contact Counseling and Student Services, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor, 212-998-5065.

GRADUATE STUDIES:
For doctoral candidacy, approval forms for master's thesis, instructions for filing the doctoral dissertation, and matriculation status, visit Graduate Studies, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor, 212-998-5044. Get more information about doctoral studies.

YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISER IN YOUR ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT:
For advisement, degree requirements, and program requirements, meet with your academic adviser. See a list of graduate academic advisors.

REGISTRATION SERVICES:
For registration, payments, withdrawals, and refunds, visit Registration Services, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 2nd Floor, 212-998-5055.

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER:
For health problems, medical consultation, immunizations, and information about health insurance, go to the Student Health Center, 726 Broadway, 3rd and 4th Floors, 212-443-1000.

OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID:
For financial aid information, see the Office of Financial Aid, 25 West 4th Street, 212-998-4444.

OFFICE OF GRADUATE ADMISSIONS:
82 Washington Square East, 3rd floor 212 998 5030, 212-998-5353. See the website for more information.

Important Dates

For a complete calendar, please visit the University Registrar's website.