Incoming LS Freshman FAQs - 2013
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Incoming LS Freshmen,
Washington Square Campus (Fall 2013)- Updated 2-12-13
Please note: Liberal Studies (LS) Core Program (CP) freshmen beginning at abroad sites in Florence, London and Paris should note that start dates for classes, orientation, and other welcome programs vary by site. CP Freshmen starting abroad should visit the freshman year abroad portal (FYA) for additional details or contact Beth Haymaker, Director Global Programs at email@example.com
Freshman Orientation and Welcome:
• When is Freshman Orientation?
A mandatory CP Orientation for freshmen students will be held in New York the week of Monday, August 26. You can expect to receive your Orientation Program by email the second week of August.
• Are there other NYU Orientation or Welcome Programs for Freshmen?
Yes. NYU’s Student Resource Center hosts Welcome Week for all new students, an all-University program of activities and marquee events. NYU Welcome Week 2013 begins August 25th and runs through August 30th. For more information, you can also visit the NYU Student Resource Center website.
• When is the first day of class?
The first day of class for students at Washington Square is Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013. Please refer to the NYU Academic Calendar for a complete list of important dates. If beginning at one of our sites in Europe, please visit the FYA portal for more information.
Health and Immunizations Policies
NYU policy requires all incoming freshmen to complete the following health related requirements:
• a complete copy of your health history;
• proof of immunizations to measles, mumps, rubella, and meningitis;
• an acknowledgment that you have received information regarding meningitis;
• and completion of an online course on alcohol and other drugs.
Students at the Global Entry sites will receive their ID after arrival in London, Paris, or Florence following instructions given by LS Global Programs.
For more information about health requirements, please visit the Student Health Center's website. A Parent Webinar is also available for parents with questions about student health services at NYU; please visit the Student Health Center’s information page for parents for more information.
NYU ID Card
• Where do I get an ID card?
You can get your card when you arrive on campus in the fall. The Card Center is located at 383 Lafayette Street. Please be sure to bring a state-issued photo identification with you. Call 443-CARD or visit www.nyu.edu/nyucard for details.
Course Registration and Course Schedules
• When do I register for Fall classes?
In mid-May, CP freshmen beginning in New York will receive an electronic “postcard” in their NYU email account from the Liberal Studies Advising Center regarding the registration process for entering freshmen. The postcard will include two very important links to guide you as you register for classes. The first link is an instructional video that will teach you how to use Albert to register. The second link is a comprehensive Liberal Studies Core Program Fall Semester Registration Handbook. The Handbook will include everything you need to know about your Fall Semester choices. It will also include contact information that will lead you to your assigned Liberal Studies Academic Advisor. You will be able to contact your academic advisor by email or telephone as necessary. Course registration is tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 3, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. EST.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATION: NYU requires that all students provide both a cell phone number AND an emergency contact number (including an option for an international emergency phone number) before they are registered for fall course work. If you have not done so already, you will have to first activate your NET ID to gain entrance to your NYU Home Account. Instructions on how to activate your NET ID can be found at: http://www.nyu.edu/its/netid/#activate . Once in NYU Home you must go to the Academics tab and click on "Student Login" to access Albert (NYU's Student Information System). Please visit: http://www.nyu.edu/registrar/registration/requirements.html for step by step instructions on how to update your cell phone number and emergency contact number once you are in Albert.
*Students beginning at one of the LS Global Entry Sites will receive separate registration instructions from the Liberal Studies Office of Global Programs.
• Who will my advisor be?
You will receive information in May about Fall Semester registration. Soon thereafter, you will be contacted by your academic advisor in the Liberal Studies Advising Center. This professional staff advisor will support you during the time you are a Liberal Studies Core Program student. The academic advisor will work closely with you on all administrative aspects of your Core Program experience, help you navigate the complexities of a large university, and help you identify resources to support your needs. Later in the summer, your Core Program faculty mentor will be identified to you. Your faculty mentor will engage you in conversations about the Core Program curriculum, its relation to your four-year Bachelor's Degree experience, and its impact on lifelong intellectual and professional pursuits.
• Where can I get my course schedule?
You will be able to find your student schedules in NYU ALBERT, NYU’s online student information website. To connect to Albert go to NYU Home. Log in using your Net ID and password. On the page that opens, click the ACADEMICS tab. In the Albert channel on the left side of screen that opens, click STUDENT LOGIN, then click REGISTRATION, then click STUDENT SCHEDULE to view your schedule.
• When is winter break?
For students beginning in New York, winter recess begins, Saturday, December 21, 2013 and classes for the Spring Semester 2014 begin on Monday, January 27, 2014. For students beginning at one of the Global Entry Sites, please consult each site’s academic calendar by navigating through the FYA portal.
• When can I move into my dorm?
Sunday, August 25, 2013 is NYU Freshman Move-In Day and the NYU Welcomes You event for students and parents. For more information, go to http://www.nyu.edu/welcome .
• When is the housing deposit deadline? How much is the housing deposit?
To reserve housing, you must submit a housing deposit of $1,000 and it must be received no later than May 1, 2013. For more information about living at NYU, please visit the University Life website.
• I have several questions about student housing (fees, dorm options, roommates, meal plans, etc.)
Please call the Department of Housing at (212) 998-4600, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website.
• How much is tuition, room and board?
For more information about tuition, room and board, please visit the Bursar's Office website or contact them by calling (212) 998-2806.
• When will the tuition bills be sent out to students?
Tuition bills will not be mailed to students. You will be billed electronically. Please refer to NYU Office of the Bursar's online information.
• When is my tuition due?
Please check the bursar’s website for the due dates for tuition, fees and housing payment. DO NOT mail a check to LS or to the Office of the Bursar. You will be billed electronically. For more payment and billing information, visit the NYU Electronic Billing website.
• Can I pay tuition with a credit card?
There is a list of tuition payment options online.
• I have a question about my financial aid award.
For information on Financial Aid or to speak to a financial aid counselor, contact the NYU Office of Financial Aid at (212) 998-4444 or email email@example.com.
• When is NYU Parent’s Weekend?
The NYU Parent and Family Day (for parents of all freshmen) will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Washington Square campus. Invitations will be sent by mail to parents. For more information, please contact the “Ask the Parents Helpline” at 212-998-4219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated on 02/12/2013