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Academic Advisement

Advisement and Student Success

Marni Vassallo, Director
Advising and Student Success

Advisement in the Steinhardt School is integral to the academic experience and is organized departmentally and by program. Undergraduate and graduate students are admitted to the Steinhardt School to pursue a chosen major. Advisement provides the framework for educational planning and assessing progress toward educational, personal, and career goals. The most important person to meet with for academic advisement is your department program advisor.

Departmental Advising Teams

Doctoral Studies

Nancy Hall, Associate Director of Doctoral Studies

Alex Clothier, Assistant Director of Doctoral Studies

After you enroll as a doctoral student, all matters affecting graduate status are processed through this office. Find out more about doctoral policies

Go to the Office of Doctoral Studies for:

  • Applications for doctoral candidacy
  • Directions for filing doctoral dissertation
  • Extension and reinstatement information and materials
  • Filing adviser's written requests for exemption/submission of degree requirements
  • Formation of dissertation committee
  • Questions about full-time fellowship funding

International Student Advisement

Nicholas Voelker
Senior International Student Engagement Administrator

Meets with international students and nonnative speakers of English with refugee or permanent resident status prior to their first registration.

Go to the international student adviser for:

  • Preadvisement
  • English competency testing information
  • Orientation
  • Information about the New International Student Seminar (SAHS-GE 2003)
  • General academic information
  • Assistance with issues specific to international students

Special Student (Nondegree) Advisement

Doctoral Level: Nancy Hall, Associate Director of Doctoral Studies

Master's Level: Departmental Advisors, Facilitator: Mark Perez, Senior Certification Services Administrator

Undergraduate Level, Visiting Students:  Registration Services

A nondegree (nonmatriculanted) student is one who is enrolled for course work but is not a degree candidate. Requirements for admission are the same as those for degree candidates, and all course work must be taken for credit. No auditing is permitted. Applications for admission may be obtained from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 665 Broadway, 11th Floor, or the Office of Graduate Admissions, Pless Hall, 3rd Floor. Clearance to register must be obtained for each semester's registration. After obtaining the permit to register, nondegree students meet with a special student adviser. See detailed information regarding the registration process.

Go to the special student or departmental advisors for:

  • General advisement and registration clearance

Teacher Certification

Mark Perez, Certification Officer, Senior Certification Services Administrator
Contact the Certification Officer with any concerns you may have that cannot be answered by your departmental certification liaison.

Go to the Certification Officer for:

  • Information on education statutes, requirements, and certification in other states
  • Information on teacher certification requirements
  • Requirements for New York State Teacher Certification Examinations

Registration Services 

Kate Legnetti, Assistant Dean
Academic and Registration Services

Belkis Baez, Senior Administrator
Registration Services

Emilie Scott Ricco, Senior Administrator
Registration Services

Laura Vanessa Gomez, Administrator
Registration Services


Registration for both graduate and undergraduate students is completed through Albert, the online student information system, and the most important person to see about registration is your adviser. You may also find answers to your questions in our Registration Policies page.

Go to Registration Services in Pless Hall for:

  • Course permission forms
  • Deferred tuition payment
  • Drop/add course forms
  • Incomplete grade forms
  • Independent study forms
  • Pass/fail option forms
  • Change of curriculum
  • Permission to take courses off campus
  • Domestic and study abroad programs
  • Permission to declare a minor/major/double major
  • Undergraduate reevaluation of transfer credit
  • Substitution forms

Special Programs

Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP)

Jacqueline Banegas-Abreu, Associate Director
383 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, 212-998-4500,

The Community College Transfer Opportunity Program (CCTOP) is a scholarship and assistance program for students transferring from partnership community colleges into NYU. 

Higher Education Opportunity Programs (HEOP/CSTEP)

Luis Lopez, Counselor
Pless Hall, 2nd Floor, 212-998-5679;
Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)
Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)
18 Washington Place, 212-998-5667

HEOP/CSTEP provides preadvisement, academic advisement, personal counseling, tutoring, and educational workshops for students enrolled through these programs.

Professional Studies (PRST) Program

Undergraduates in their senior year who have not met departmental requirements for their original course of study are referred to, and may graduate through, the Professional Studies Program, following a liberal arts curriculum. Students should first speak with their assigned academic advisor regarding interest and/or eligibility for Steinhardt's Professional Studies Program. General questions about the program can be directed to Marni Vassallo, director of Advising and Student Success, at

International Student Advisement

Resources available to students who are studying at the graduate level and are part of NYU's international community.

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Liberal Arts Core

Explore the NYU Steinhardt courses that satisfy the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirements.

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Forms and Publications

NYU Steinhardt forms, handbooks, and bulletins for all students.

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Doctoral Policies

Doctoral policies for PhD and EdD students.

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