BA in Education Studies

Advisement & Registration


It is the mission of the Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities Advising to foster a dynamic partnership with students to actively create and refine their academic, professional, and personal goals and plans.  We strive to create a supportive environment and empower students to take responsibility for their own growth.  Advisers act as guides and assist students, but monitoring degree progress and seeking advisement is ultimately the responsibility of the student.  The advising team carries out this mission by incorporating the Guiding Principles of Advisement in Steinhardt.

Adviser Meetings: Students may make an appointment to meet with their academic adviser to discuss their program of study or to solve complex registration issues. Advising meetings are also appropriate for discussing internship and career goals, study abroad options, and personal issues that may arise. Advisers are available for appointments year-round. Students wanting to make an adviser appointment should use their adviser's individual Google calendars (links in the sidebar). During the months of April and November, advisers only offer shorter appointments focused on registration issues.

Walk-In Advising: Walk-in hours are offered during the first week of classes and before drop/add for fall and spring semesters.  If a student needs to address a basic registration issue, such as submitting required forms, obtaining an adviser signature, completing a drop/add form or discussing a pass/fail option, they are welcome to meet with either adviser during walk-in hours.  These hours will be announced via email in the weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.

Email Advisement: Program advisers are available via email. Students should use email to pose basic questions that can be answered quickly and concisely. For in-depth questions, students should schedule an adviser meeting.  

Skype Meetings: When students elect to complete a semester abroad or travel home to countries outside the US on school breaks, advisers are available to video chat with students through Skype. It is important for students to remain in contact with the Department and receive quality advising even when traveling internationally.

Student Council
The Education Studies Student Council (ESSC) are a group of students representing the program and put on events related to academics, professional development, and as well as social gatherings. Students can apply to be on the board each September, and this information is sent out from the adviser on behalf of the current board. The board consists of four positions; Administrative Officer, Events Officer, Communications Officer, and the Program Liaison. 


To obtain registration clearance each semester, students must schedule an appointment to meet with their adviser. Information on when to sign up for these registration clearance appointments will be emailed to you each semester. To be cleared to register, students currently studying abroad should email their primary adviser with a proposed schedule for the upcoming semester. Those preparing to go abroad will be invited to attend a special pre-registration meeting to get clearance for registration.

Students should come to their pre-registration advising appointments prepared with a proposed list of courses. 

Registering for Classes with Albert
Once students have obtained clearance, they will be eligible to register via NYU’s registration system (Albert). Albert is available through students' NYUHome account. Albert allows users to access various features, including the Course Search function; registration time and status; schedule and transcript; course availability. For step-by-step directions on navigating Albert, please refer to the following links: 

Course Search help
Albert Registration help
Viewing Your Grades
Albert FAQs

It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of all registration deadlines. Registration deadlines are posted on the University Registrar’s academic calendar.

Dropping/Adding Courses 
During the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters, students have the ability to drop and add courses using Albert.  See the Academic Calendar for specific dates.  (Note: the timeline is condensed in summer and January term).  Students need instructor permission before adding a course after the first week of classes.

Students attempting to drop one course and add another should use the Swap function in Albert.  With Swap function, Albert first checks for availability before dropping the original selection.

Withdrawing from Courses
Non-attendance in class does not automatically withdraw students from a course.  To withdraw officially after the Drop/Add period, students must contact their adviser.  Withdrawing from a course means the course remains on the transcript, but the student is awarded a "W" instead of a grade.

If a student withdraws from a required course, s/he must repeat the course in the next semester it is offered by re-registering and paying the full tuition and fees.  Withdrawing from a course constitutes an attempt at completing the course. 

Pass/Fail Option
Students in Education Studies can take up to 24 credits of their non-major courses on a pass/fail basis.  No major courses may be taken pass/fail. Students are required to meet with an academic adviser to discuss this option and obtain their adviser’s signature. Download the Pass/Fail form and fill out ALL personal and course information.  The form must be returned to the Steinhardt Registrar before the ninth week of the semester (5th class meeting during summer session).

Students pass the course when they receive a “D” or better. Once the form is submitted, students cannot rescind the pass/fail option. This means that students cannot change their elected pass/fail status if they discover they are getting an “A” in the course. The transcript will read “P.”

Course Waitlists
Waitlists are active through the first week of class. Students will not be notified if they become enrolled in a course for which they have been waitlisted, therefore they must check their schedules frequently. It is at the professor’s discretion to allow any over-enrollment once a course is closed. Waitlisted courses are counted against students' maximum allowable credit load (i.e. if students are registered for 16 credits, Albert will not allow them to waitlist a course for three credits since it would exceed the maximum 18 credit load.)

Leave of Absence or Withdrawal from the University
Students who need to break their attendance for one or more semesters, or students who wish to completely withdraw from the University, should make an appointment with their adviser.

Important Education Studies Forms

Registration Clearance Worksheet Students should complete this worksheet with a proposed schedule each semester and bring it to the registration clearance appointment.

Degree Requirement Checklist Students should track their own degree progress. This checklist will assist students in tracking degree requirements and planning courses for future semesters.

Additional Forms Steinhardt specific forms