What Should I Be Doing Now? Recap of Deadlines

The following items are required of all students attending NYU London Spring 2017 and some of them are now PAST DUE.  Please click on the links below for more information.

[Past Due] Study Away Confirmation Portal

[Past Due] Housing Reservation Payment

[Past Due] Register for 12-18 credits

[Past Due]  Submit health forms to the NYU Health Center

[Past Due]  Submit your flight details into the Study Away Confirmation Portal AND NYU Traveler

[By December 9] Deadline to Request CAS Number for Tier 4 Visa

[By December 15]  Visiting Students: Submit a photo to the NYU ID Center (Current NYU Students – do not forget to bring your NYU ID with you!)

[By December 16] Deadline to Complete Pre-Departure Orientation Make-up Quiz (For ALL students in New York and Visiting Students who could not attend Orientation on November 5. If you are a full year student currently studying in London you do not have to complete the quiz)

[By January 5]  Pay your ebill

[By January 15] Visiting Students: Complete NYU Health History Questionnaire & Immunization Documentation

NYU ID Cards

Getting your NYU student ID, known around campus as your NYUCard, is now easier than ever.

First-time card holders: visit photoid.nyu.edu to submit a photo online and, once approved by the NYUCard Center team, have your NYUCard created. Visiting students, please submit a photo ASAP so it can be processed and sent to your study away site ahead of your arrival. The final deadline to submit this is Tuesday, December 15.

Note:  If you receive an automated message after submission instructing you to pick your card up at the ID Center, please disregard.  Your ID will be sent directly to NYU London.

Current and returning students:  Please remember to bring your NYU ID card with you to your study away site! Apply for and pick up a replacement card if you need one by visiting the NYUCard Center or respective campus location, depending on your school. For details, please click here.

Pre-Departure Orientation Recap & Make-Up Quiz

For those who could not attend the in-person orientation, we missed you. There were some great questions and discussions with the Global Peer Mentors.  This interactive session covered everything you need to know as you prepare to study away next semester.

While there is no way to replicate that experience, we are providing this version of the NYU London Pre-Departure Orientation Spring 2017 presentation for those who could not attend. Please ensure to read through the presentation in its entirety and complete this mandatory quiz to test your knowledge and make sure you know the essential information! You would have already received an e-mail from me this week about completing the quiz if you needed to do so.

Some key points to remember from the orientation:

  • Tisch Professional Track Students: Remember that this information mostly applies to you, but check the “What’s Different” document to be sure you know
  • On-site orientation is Mandatory! All students must arrive on January 25, at the NYU London residences ideally between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm
  • Please note that housing is ONLY available during the dates of the program, January 25 – May 19!
  • All class attendance and course related field trips are mandatory.  Do not book personal travel until you have arrived and confirmed your syllabi.
  • Bring all the prescription drugs you will need for your entire stay. Make sure you talk to your doctor about getting a prescription for any medication you take regularly for the full 4 months. Do NOT ship medication overseas.

If you have any questions or concerns after you have read through the presentation, feel free to email me.  To be put in touch with an NYU London alum, email global-peer-mentors@nyu.edu.

Preparing for Course Registration

Please review the following important information and resources in advance of course registration next week:

  • Registering for Courses – The registering for courses page provides instructions on how to register for Study Away courses in Albert, how to find your appointment time, and answers to other registration FAQs.
  • Use the “Shopping Cart” & “Validate” tools in Albert to plan your schedule. Validating your courses now can help you identify any issues with prerequisites and restrictions ahead of time and get assistance BEFORE registration begins. If you are unable to validate one of your courses email global.academics@nyu.edu for assistance. You can review registration guides for step-by-step instructions on how to validate, add, drop, swap and more! (Some days/times, prerequisites and notes have changed since the course search went live so we recommend validating again if you have not done so recently.)
  • Academic Policies and Procedures for Study Away – This page contains important information regarding academic policies including the Attendance Policy, Language Course Requirement, Procedures for declaring pass/fail, etc
  • Course Evaluation Results – Course evaluation results for study away courses are available to students with an active NetID.

Visiting students:

  • You will be able to register on the morning of  Wednesday, November 18th by 9:40 am EDT.  You may view your exact appointment time in Albert.  If you see a day or time that is after 9:40 am, please let us know at global.academics@nyu.edu.
  • Validate your courses now and email global.academics@nyu.edu right away to get permission numbers for courses with prerequisites that you cannot validate. You will not be able to register for these courses if you do not take this step.

Complete the Study Away Module

All NYU Study Away participants are required to complete the Study Away Module.

It contains information about important requirements, resources and offices you need to be aware of as you prepare to study away. It covers logistical information that is consistent across NYU study away sites so that we are able to focus on NYU London-specific information during the in-person pre-departure orientation.

The module consists of a webinar, a short questionnaire and travel release confirmation. It should only take you about 5-6 minutes to complete from start to finish. When you are ready to begin the module you can access it by clicking on the link below.

Study Away Module                                                                          

Please note that it is mandatory to complete the Study Away Module for all students. Remember that students currently in New York must also attend the in-person orientation.

Visiting Students: Set up NYU Email

Visiting students, if you have confirmed your place in the program, you are now eligible to activate your NYU email.  You should do so ASAP!

Activating your account will give you access to your NYU email, and, beginning October 25, will allow you to use the shopping cart functionality in Albert to prepare for course registration. Any student who confirms after that date will have access to the shopping cart within 24-48 hours.

It’s important that you activate your NYU email account ASAP so that you can move forward with your study away plans. Additionally, using your NYU email is vital since we will begin sending the blog updates and other communications to this email only (don’t worry — we’ll give you a heads up before we do that). NYU’s Bursar’s Office will also send your eBill just to your NYU address at the end of November, and you don’t want to miss that!

If you have not activated your NYU netID yet (you were prompted to during the application process to be able to check if materials were received), you must first do this:

  • Activate your NYU NetID and create your password. Your NetID can be found in your original acceptance email (from global.admissions@nyu.edu), and is usually a combination of your initials and a few random numbers (for example: abc123).  To activate your NetID and set your password, go to the NYU Information Technology Services (ITS) “Start” page (http://start.nyu.edu).  Enter your NetID, click on the “Start” button and follow the online instructions.  To complete the process, you will also need your date of birth and the University ID number (also known as your N-number) assigned to you.  You N number can also be found in your acceptance email; it is the number that starts with an N at the top of the email (for example N12345678).

If you forgot your netID or N number and cannot locate the email that was sent to you with that information, please email me and I will help you. Please look for your admission email first.

To then activate your email simply:

  • Return to start.nyu.edu and enter your netID
  • On the next page, enter your NYUHome password.
  • On the next page, click on the “Activate NYU Google Account” option.
  • Presto, your NYU email account is created!

You can also set up mail forwarding. After signing into NYUHome, click on “Preferences” on the top of the page, then find the “Mail Forwarding” option under “Your Email”, and click “Edit”. From there, click on “Add a Forwarding Address” and enter the email where you would like the NYU email correspondence to forward.

Library and Writing Resources Available While Studying Away

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As you prepare to study away next semester, please know that there are a variety of library and writing resources available throughout the Global Network to ensure your continued academic success.

Students and faculty at NYU Global sites have access to an extensive range of online full-text collections including books, journals, audio, video and images, and a variety of library services including email reference through NYU Libraries’ website.  Become acquainted with the library services here.

Additionally, NYU’s Expository Writing Program in the College of Arts and Sciences has launched two new writing services that students can take advantage of:

  1. Online Tutoring for Global Sites.  The NYU Writing Center now offers a space where any student in NYU’s Global Network can get help with his or her writing.  Via Google’s video chat and document sharing functions, consultants and students work one-on-one, focusing on every stage of the writing process and on any piece of writing (with the exception of exams).  Upon arrival, interested students can sign up online for remote tutoring time slots.  The sign-up link will be shared by Academic staff in London.
  2. Resources for Writing is a series of Writing Guides that focus on the most essential and often challenging rhetorical moves in academic prose. Designed as mini-lessons, they take students through a step-by-step process that offers examples, explanations, and practice.  These sources are now available here.

Lab Science Course Registration Information

NYU London Science Lab Courses (BIOL-UA 9012: Principles of Biology II, BIOL-UA 9123: Principles of Biology Lab, CHEM-UA 9226:Organic Chemistry II, and PHYS-UA 9012: General Physics II)
As noted on the NYU Study Away Application, due to limited space in lab science courses (Principles of Biology II, Principles of Biology Lab, Organic Chemistry II, and General Physics II) at NYU London, student course preference selections on the study away application were taken into consideration in the admission process for NYU London. Students who expressed interest and have been approved to take any of these lab science courses received an email notification earlier today (October 19th, 2016) from the Office of Global Programs. This notification confirmed that their admission to NYU London included permission to register for specific lab science courses. Only these students will be permitted to register for lab science courses at NYU London in Spring 2017. All other students who have not received prior approval will not be permitted to register for the lab science courses listed above at NYU London in Spring 2017.

If you have any questions regarding course registration for lab science courses, please contact global.academics@nyu.edu.

Save the Date – Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation

Save the date!  All students currently in the Washington Square area are expected and required to attend the NYU London Pre-Departure Orientation on Saturday, November 5th.  Only students with religious observances will be excused.

If you are unable to attend because of religious observance, you must email me by Friday, October 21st. Alternative arrangements will be made for those students.

If you are currently studying outside of New York, don’t worry — we will also make alternative arrangements later in the semester so you receive all the same information.

Understanding Your Program Curriculum

In your acceptance email you may have noticed that you were accepted to a specific curriculum (ex: General, Environmental Studies, Journalism, Studio Art, etc.) and you might be wondering what that means?

Basically, that’s the area of interest that you selected on your application and it helps us with our planning purposes. While in most cases there isn’t a specific “curriculum” per se, we do expect that given your indicated interest, you will register for at least one course in that concentration.

For example, if you chose General Curriculum, we anticipate you will take a variety of courses across subjects.  However, if say, you chose the Environmental Studies curriculum, we anticipate you intend to take at least one Environmental Studies course as part of your 12-18 credits while studying away.

As a reminder, the Global Fashion in Britain program requires enrollment in the following three courses: History of British Fashion; Global Fashion Industry: Britain; and Fashion, Culture, and the Body. The NYU Office of Global Programs will register you for these courses. You will be able to register for additional courses/electives at your designated registration time. 

If you believe you were accepted into a particular curriculum in error, please email me so I can update your account to the correct academic track.  Although we cannot guarantee a spot in any one course for students (flexibility is key), this is used to plan for registration.

Tisch Professional Track students, remember some parts of your program differ.  For program differences, please see this document.