Mission StatementLiberal Studies Academic Advising is a fundamental element of the educational experience. Advisors partner with students to identify and implement sound academic and career goals based on their interests, abilities and personal values. We aim to empower students to become independent thinkers, lifelong learners and leaders in the global world.
Professional Academic Advisors & Faculty MentorsProfessional Academic Advisors provide students with practical information relating to the curriculum and the administrative aspects of class selection and registration. They engage students in conversations about expectations, and making informed decisions as they relate to their academic and career goals. Advisors help students navigate institutional policies and procedures. Professional academic advisors have current information regarding NYU programs and schools and how to prepare for transition. They also provide comprehensive information about university-wide student support services.
Faculty Mentors engage students in conversations about the curriculum, its relation to their undergraduate experience, and its intended impact on lifelong intellectual and professional pursuits. They often focus their relationship on guiding students to realistic academic goals, encouraging self-reliance and making informed decisions. Faculty mentors also engage in discussions about student interests, aspirations, and new perspectives on meaning and life.
Enrollment After The Core Program
All sophomores in the Core Program should be gathering information about the school in which they plan to enroll the end of the sophomore year. At the end of the sophomore year, students who have successfully completed their Core Program requirements enroll as juniors in one of NYU’s liberal arts bachelor's programs: Global Liberal Studies, the College of Arts and Science, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, or degree programs in the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management, the Silver School of Social Work, and the College of Nursing as well as select majors in the Tisch School of the Arts and the Steinhardt of Culture, Education, and Human Development. In order to transition seamlessly between programs, students must meet specific program requirements and be in good academic standing at the end of sophomore year. At NYU, good academic standing typically is defined as a minimum semester and cumulative 2.0 GPA. Students leave Liberal Studies with at least 64 credits, half of the 128 credits necessary for a bachelor’s degree. They leave Liberal Studies with an excellent liberal arts education and enhanced learning skills that serve them well as they take the next step toward their bachelor’s degrees.
During the freshman year, students take most of their courses in Liberal Studies, but during the sophomore year, students combine required courses with elective courses taken at another NYU school or college. With assistance from their advisors, sophomores select their electives with a view toward the future. In the sophomore year, students are encouraged to sample introductory courses leading to the eventual major, program, or concentration in their intended school of transition.
Liberal Studies Advising Center
726 Broadway, 6th floor
Advising Center staff:
Associate Dean of Students
Leah Guarino- Ramirez
Assistant Director, Students
Jeff Walker- Sherson