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Non-Matriculated Students

Non-Matriculated Student Checklist

Access NYU Home & NYU Email

NYUHome is an easy-to-use portal to many web-based services and tools, including e-mail, registering for classes, ALBERT, NYU Classes, web forums, free computer security software, NYU Libraries resources and more.

Register for Classes

You can learn how to register for classes by viewing the ALBERT tutorial. As non-matriculated students, you are allowed to take up to six credits per semester and a total of twelve credits (four courses) overall. Click here to view course descriptions.

  • MSWPF-GS.2003 Social Welfare Programs & Policies I
  • MSWPF-GS.2006 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
  • MSWPF-GS.2007 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II (prerequisite: MSWPF-GS.2006)
  • MSWPF-GS.2010 Diversity, Racism, Oppression, and Privilege
  • MSWPF-GS.2009 Social Work Research I

Review Your Bill With The Bursar

You will receive an electronic bill for tuition and fees. You can view your bill online.

Take Care of Immunizations

All students taking 6 or more credits must submit immunization records to University Health Services or be vaccinated by the beginning of the semester. Learn more.

Pick Up An ID Card

If you are a student at the Washington Square campus, an NYU Card serves as your student identification, your access to NYU buildings, your Campus Cash card, and also will get you a discount at many local businesses. In addition, you will find your student ID number and your NetID on the back of the card. For instructions on how to get a card, visit the NYU Card website. Note that this does not apply to Westchester or Rockland students.

Get An APA Manual

You can find the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition, in the NYU Bookstore or at the library. You will need to reference it to write your papers using APA style. It’s best to familiarize yourself with it sooner rather than later.  

Review Volunteer Opportunities

We encourage (but do not require) you to perform volunteer work in a human services related setting in order to help you decide if social work is the right path for you. The School does not provide information on specific volunteer opportunities but you may find,, and/or to be helpful resources to seek out volunteer opportunities that fit your interests.

SPECIAL NOTE: Students at the Westchester and Rockland campuses must contact their advisors to find out about additional steps they need to take before classes start.  Non-matriculated students at the Washington Square campus do not need to attend orientation prior to enrolling.


If you have any questions related to course requirements or sequencing, please contact your advisor.

Advisor Email Phone Campus
TBA TBA   Washington Square
Dr. Susan Gerbino 914.323.6201 Westchester
Dr. Aminda Heckman Chomanczuk 212.998.5986



For more direct links into how to use Albert and other functions within Albert please view these links below:

The Albert Student Center is a "one-stop shop" for a student's self-service needs in terms of academic records.

  • Watch this video presentation, to learn how activate you NYU NetID and use our online registration system.
  • There is also the PDF version of the video, Albert Registration help guide, that illustrates how students use the Student Center pages to register for courses.
  • PDF version of Swapping Classes. Please note that students are responsible for using the SWAP function correctly.

Before Albert Student Center is activated you can search for a list of courses offered each semester on Albert Course Search.


The deadline for applying to each of the matriculating programs varies according to the program and/or semester for which you wish to apply. Please visit the School’s Admissions webpage to obtain answers to your application and admissions questions.

It is important to note that taking non-matriculated classes does not guarantee admission into the MSW degree program. You must earn a grade of ‘B’ or better in MSW courses taken within the past five years to have the credits automatically transfer to the MSW degree. Please note that if you are applying to be a matriculated student at the School, then you do need to request and submit an official transcript from NYU as part of your application.