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MPAP Advisors offer guidance, support, and assistance in monitoring degree progress during your time at NYU. Students are assigned a primary advisor. Seeking advisement is always your responsibility and if an advisor cannot help you, we can refer you to other resources on campus. Review the guiding principles of advisement.

MPAP offers several types of advising options:

  • Primary Advisor Meetings: A 1:1 appointment with their primary advisor to discuss their program of study or to solve registration issues.
  • Drop-In Advising: Basic registration issues such as completing a drop/add form, discussing a pass/fail option, etc. Drop-in hours are typically a block of office hours that do not require an appointment.
  • Email Advisement: Students should use their NYU email to pose basic questions that can be answered quickly and concisely. For in-depth or multiple questions, students should schedule a primary advisor meeting.  
  • Study Away Advisement: Advisors are available to video chat with students who are abroad through Zoom or Google Hangout.

To contact an advisor, contact

Heather Hardy
Assistant Director, Academic Advisement
Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Music Technology

Hana Goldstein
Academic Advisor, Instrumental Performance, Piano Studies, and Jazz Studies

Dr. Jonathan P. Jones 
Academic Advisor, Educational Theatre and Doctoral Studies

Brennan Stack  
Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Music Business

Monique Henry
Academic Advisor, Vocal Performance 

Ying-Ying Zhang
Academic Advisor, Graduate Music Technology

Jamie Ehrenfeld
Academic Advisor, Music Education

Jake Alexander
Academic Advisor, Graduate Music Business

Madeline Dennis-Yates
Academic Advisor, Theory & Composition, Music Therapy, and Minor in Music in Global Communities 

NYU Connect

Students, faculty, advisors, and student services staff can share and track information in one place to coordinate support across the University using NYU Connect. Learn more about using NYU Connect. You can access NYU Connect by logging in with your NetID and password through NYU Home.

Registration and Advising Information

Students must present an updated long term plan prior to being cleared to register.  Students have two options for obtaining registration clearance each semester: individual and group sessions. Information on when to sign up for these registration clearance sessions will be emailed each semester. To be cleared to register, students currently studying abroad should email their primary advisor with a proposed schedule for the upcoming semester. 

Students should come to their pre-registration advising appointments (individual or group) prepared with a proposed list of courses and their revised academic plan.

Programs of Study

A program of study is a comprehensive, structured approach for delivering academic and career and technical education to prepare students for postsecondary education and career success. Locate the program of study for your major.

Registering for Classes on Albert

Once students have obtained advisor clearance, they will be eligible to register via Albert, NYU’s registration system. Students can access Albert through their NYUHome account. Albert's functionality includes course search; registration time and status; personal schedule, grades, and transcripts. For step-by-step directions on navigating Albert, please refer to this tutorial.  Students should pay close attention to the notes in each course description as it may restrict their ability to enroll in a course.


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

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. Waitlisted courses count against students' maximum allowable credit load (i.e. if a student is 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.)

Music Theory Placement

Most programs require the Music Theory placement exam. Please consult your advisor or if you have a question about your placement.
Undergraduate Music Theory Placement exam page
Graduate Theory and History Placement Exam Information


The University Learning Center (ULC) aims to help students meet the challenge of the College’s rigorous academic standards, to guide students in their adjustment to the college learning environment, and to prepare them for a lifetime of self-sufficient learning. You can find sign-ups for free one on one peer tutoring, group review workshops, academic skills workshops, and more.

Music Theory Tutoring  

The MPAP Music Theory office offers tutoring in music theory, aural comp, or basic musicianship courses. Tutoring is free if you're currently enrolled in any core music theory course. Use this site to find a tutor and get help.

Pass/Fail Option

Students can choose to opt out of a weighted grade for any course as approved by students' program advisor. The pass/fail option must be requested by the pass/fail deadline as outlined in the University's Academic Calendar. Students pass the course when they receive a “D” or better. Once the deadline has passed, 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.” Pass/Fail Form (for students studying in NYC). Pass/Fail for students studying away.

Steinhardt Liberal Arts Courses

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

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 withdraw completely from the University, should make an appointment with their advisor.