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New Student Registration

Congratulations on your acceptance to the MSW Program. The following information is designed to make your registration process as simple as possible.


  • Activate your NYUHome account. Be sure to update Emergency Contact information. 
  • Review the curriculum guide to see which courses to take.
  • Arrange a schedule by looking up the times and days courses are offered on Albert, which is accessible through NYUHome. 
    • You should arrange several alternative schedules in case you are unable to enroll in your first-choice course(s). 
    • Students enrolling in Field Instruction must schedule all courses on 2 mid-week business days (ie., choose 2 days among Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday). 
    • Full-time students will be in Field Instruction for 21 hours per week and are expected to make themselves available to complete all Field hours.
  • Registration is entirely online so familiarize yourself with Albert.


  • Use the CLASS NUMBER listed on the COURSE STATUS page to register on the Register screen.
  • Confirm your schedule using the STUDENT SCHEDULE option on ALBERT.
  • If you are closed out of your first-choice section of a course when you register, use the SWAP function in Albert to sign up for an open section as soon as possible, and then add yourself to the waitlist for your first-choice section. Please note that students are responsible for using the SWAP function correctly in order to preserve your place on a waitlist. 
  • Using SWAP for waitlisted sections: 
    • To SWAP into a waitlisted class, first enroll in an open section. 
    • Next, put the waitlisted class in your shopping cart, click on the class, check the box that says Add to Class if Waitlist if Full, and then press OK, which should redirect you back to your shopping cart. 
    • Then you can use the SWAP function to swap your open section with the waitlisted section. This will allow you to remain in the open section and on the waitlist so that you’ll be dropped from the open class and enrolled in the waitlisted class should you move off the waitlist.
    • If you enroll in a waitlisted class and then try to enroll in an open class, you will be kicked out of the waitlisted class. This is why you must enroll in an open section first, and then SWAP into a waitlisted course.


  • New students in the Two Year, Advanced Standing, and MSW/EMPA programs should register for Field Instruction (21 hours per week) in the fall semester. New students in the Extended, OYR, 32 Month, ISP, MSW/MPH, and MSW/JD programs should not register for Field Instruction in the fall semester. Review the curriculum guide to see when you should register in Field Instruction. 

Field Instruction: Spring 2018 New Students

16 Month Students going into Social Work Practice I & Field Instruction I:

  • Both sections of Social Work Practice I (MSWPF-GS 2001) and Field Instruction I (MSWFD-GS 2100) must coincide with each other. For example: 

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Spring 2018

  • November 13, 2017: New students receive full Albert access.
  • November 15, 2017: New student registration begins.
  • January 22, 2018: Spring 2018 classes begins.
  • February 4, 2018: End of Spring add/drop period with 100% refund of tuition & fees. Graduation Application closes for students planning to graduate in Spring 2018.
  • February 5, 2018: Graduation Application opens for students planning to graduate in Summer 2018.

How to Use Albert

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

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

Contact Us

Enrollment Services

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